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Andy Thomson

Andy Thomson
Andy Thomson is a Senior Editor at PEI with responsibility for Private Debt Investor, the leading title focused on the world's private debt markets. Andy works closely with team members in London, New York and Hong Kong. He has been with PEI for many years, having worked previously on Private Equity International and Infrastructure Investor.

Private debt recognised as standalone asset class by IPEV

In the latest draft amendments to its valuation guidelines, the organisation for the first time looks at debt investments in their own right and not just as part of private equity deals.

Presentation: Fundraising down but appetite strong

View all the key PDI fundraising data from a series of slides presented to delegates at our recent Capital Structure Forum in London.

The family office intent on avoiding the ‘greedy’ managers

While happy with short-duration debt, and now considering longer-duration strategies, Blu Family Office’s Tom Tardif is not impressed with some funds’ low deployment rates.

What happens when private equity deals dry up?

Larger private debt managers have never had it so good, but possible over-reliance on the PE market may leave some regretting their neglect of the non-sponsored opportunity.

Time to join the march of the robots

Private debt managers need to accelerate their take-up of new technologies to avoid becoming yesterday’s news.

Integrity at stake as GPs struggle with data science

Fund managers are not taking advantage of modern intelligence tools that would allow them to do more thorough underwriting, says Matthias Kirchgaessner, an external adviser at Plexus Investments.

A bit of stress would do no harm

If the cycle is about to turn, it would not come as an unwelcome development to some investors.

WATCH: ‘Beware leverage deep in the structure’

Increased leverage deep in the capital structure will cause problems for those firms unable to fix problems, maintains GSO's Dwight Scott in this video shot at the PDI New York Forum.

WATCH: The asset class’s deepest concerns revealed

Leverage, pricing, yield and documentation were among the issues haunting delegates at our New York Forum, as discussed in this two-minute video.

DOWNLOAD: LPs fear hard Brexit in sentiment survey

Find out what LPs at PDI's recent New York Forum were thinking.

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