With just two days of polling left, the number of votes in PDI’s 2015 awards has almost doubled this week. Vote before the end of Friday to make your views count.
One of the closest races is a new category and our only global award – Newcomer of the Year. Given the large number of new firms setting up in the private debt space, PDI decided to recognise the best of the emerging firms. On the shortlist are two US-based firms – AllianceBernstein’s new private credit unit, AB-PCI, and Neuberger Berman – and the UK’s Pemberton.
In Europe, the race for the senior lender category, where ICG, Ares and Alcentra are all nominated, was evenly matched at the start of the week, but one of the shortlisted firms has begun to pull away from the field.
In the Americas, the battle for Distressed Debt Investor of the Year is between two of the three names, as is the new title of Investor of the Year. Oak Hill Advisors, Fortress Investment Group or Oaktree Capital could end up the victor in the former category, while New Jersey Division of Investments, OCERS and PSERS are in the running to be crowned top investor.
In Asia, one contender is still out ahead in several categories.
With only a handful of votes between nominees in certain cases, even a single vote could affect the outcome. Be sure to vote by 8 January.