PDI awards 2019: Make your opinions count!

Thoughts may be turning to festive celebrations, but don’t forget to register your votes in our annual awards contest.

Voting is now well underway in our 2019 annual awards, which this year give due recognition to the asset class’s trailblazers in some 47 different categories. To place your votes now, please do so HERE.

You have until Friday, 10 January, 2020 (midnight PST) to beat the deadline, but – rather like Christmas shopping or decorating the tree – it’s far better to get the job done now than wait until the last minute.

We are proud to say that our awards are now into their seventh year, and they continue to gather momentum. Last year saw a record number of more than 8,000 votes and we are hopeful of surpassing that figure this time round.

So who will be the big winners? With every year that passes, we discover which firms are demonstrating extraordinary longevity by coming back to win again and again. The 2018 awards featured companies like Golub Capital, which picked up its fourth Lender of the Year accolade in the Americas category, adding to its tally of 12 awards overall.

There was also Asia’s SSG, our most prolific winner overall with 13 awards, which has picked up Distressed Debt Investor of the Year for its region every year since its inception. The only other company to come close to this kind of record is Oaktree Capital, which has consistently won the Distressed Debt Investor of the Year for the Americas category.

All these firms are contenders once more, although – as always – we have plenty of newcomers jostling for a first-time victory. We wait with bated breath to see who will be popping champagne corks when the results are announced in the first quarter of next year.

Aside from casting your votes, please remember to check into www.privatedebtinvestor.com on a regular basis over the holiday period. We will continue to populate it with fresh material, including reflections on some of the key themes of the year gone by and thoughts on what next year may have in store.

All that’s left is for us to wish our readers a wonderful and relaxing festive period. Time to recharge those batteries before going again in 2020. Have fun.

Write to the author at andy.t@peimedia.com