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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.

Private debt recognised as standalone asset class by IPEV

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

Missive from the credit markets: time to start contemplating tomorrow’s nightmare

At Private Debt Investor’s recent New York forum, participants argued it’s pointless guessing when the benign credit cycle will end. But as senior editor Andy Thomson points out, it’s imperative to be prepared.

Investor caution drives RM fund launch

RM Funds is launching an open-ended lower risk/return alternatives fund to cater to investor caution in the face of an increasingly challenging macro environment.

Mallis switches from First Avenue to Pantheon

Justin Mallis, who worked with a number of credit funds in his former role, becomes global head of project management at his new employer.

How to double up on fund finance

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

Alternatives managers ‘need seat at table’ for FCA talks

A leading regulatory lawyer has warned that alternative asset GPs may be burdened with inappropriate rules if they don’t participate.

Korea’s NPS hires new global alternatives head

The world’s third-largest pension fund is actively hiring investment professionals in its overseas offices.

AllianzGI goes shorter with new infra debt strategy

The investment manager has launched a shorter-term ‘Resilient Credit’ strategy as a complement to its existing core infrastructure debt business.

Brenke joins Berment as Ardian co-head

Mark Brenke, who set up ICG’s European direct lending business, will work alongside Ardian veteran Olivier Berment (pictured) at the head of the firm.

Exclusive: GIP III to set new record with $12bn target

Global Infrastructure Partners’ third fund is aiming to go from a first close by the end of this year straight to a possible $15bn final close within months.

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