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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.

Where subordinated spells success

Equita is poised to raise a second private debt fund later in the year. Head of private debt, Paolo Pendenza, says the firm will be targeting unitranche and subordinated PIK

Europe overcomes its leverage stigma

A willingness for funds to offer leveraged options is enticing more investors from the other side of the Atlantic.

Less harmony, more precision – the appeal to Europe’s rule-makers

Further pan-regional regulation of non-bank lending is unnecessary, a new white paper argues. It’s time to look at the smaller picture within individual member states.

VIDEO: ‘Why is 30% of our portfolio yielding 2%’?

Trevor Castledine reflects on his career to date as an LP, including his time spent reshaping allocations at the Lancashire County Pension Fund.

VIDEO: The ‘race to the bottom’ on covenants

Sabrina Fox is fighting the corner for investors through the newly launched European Leveraged Finance Alliance. She explains why this is necessary in a two-minute video.

German banks in retreat – but will they have the last laugh?

Debt funds have increasingly colonised the country’s LBO market, but risks appear to be mounting.

‘The challenge is capital constraints’

Thomas Shanklin, managing director and head of private debt at Nationwide Insurance, speaks to PDI about the nuances of being an insurance LP and opportunities in the asset class

It’s clear borrowers still hold the balance of power

Investors are not passive, but terms in the leveraged loan market are still weighted strongly against them.

Rising Stars 2019: Last chance for nominations!

An impressive number of nominations have already been gratefully received for our inaugural Private Debt Investor Rising Stars 2019. With the clock ticking towards the deadline of today, Thursday 14 February, at midnight PST, now is the final chance to act! To be eligible, nominees should be under the age of 40 on 1 April 2019. Nominations […]

Rising Stars 2019: Keep the nominations coming!

There’s just under a week to go for us to receive recommendations relating to private debt’s youthful trailblazers.

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