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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.

Why ‘shadow banking’ in Europe does not need more rules

Further 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.

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.

Private debt recognized as asset class separate to PE by IPEV

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

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.

Why lawyers are urging lenders to get aggressive

With documentation strongly in favor of borrowers, financiers are being told to look for excuses to redress the balance of power.

Private debt recognized as asset class separate to PE by IPEV

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

Why lawyers are urging lenders to get aggressive

With documentation strongly in favor of borrowers, financiers are being told to look for excuses to redress the balance of power.

VIDEO: 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, claims Matthias Kirchgaessner, an external advisor at Plexus Investments, at the Germany Forum hosted by sister title Private Debt Investor.

The valuations shoe that no longer fits

European private debt firms are trying to measure portfolio performance based on a private equity template. No longer will that suffice.

Apocalypse now as no-deal Brexit looms

Private debt managers are being forced to consider the consequences of what once seemed unthinkable – the UK crashing out of the EU with no trade agreement.

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