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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 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.

WATCH: 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.

Back-office blues for private debt

As the asset class continues to grow quickly, it is struggling to ensure that administrative aspects keep pace.

Back-office blues for private debt

As the asset class continues to grow quickly, it is struggling to ensure that administrative aspects keep pace.

Fund finance: when one facility fits all

Umbrella fund finance can provide a simplified approach for managers with multiple strategies, writes sister publication Private Debt Investor's editor Andy Thomson.

Can you rely on a termsheet?

Lenders may be left compromised when a deal termsheet does not make clear how much control sponsors have over the transfer of payments. Experienced lawyer Stephen Mostyn-Williams of Debt Explained highlights one alarming example.

How to double up on fund finance

Bridging facilities are being used not just for more efficient deal execution, but also to get proceeds into the hands of LPs more quickly.

AIMA CEO: ‘We won’t rush’ into FCA working group

Jack Inglis says none of the organisation’s members have asked it to be part of the proposed group to discuss a reporting template.

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