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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.
Infrastructure debt has become an intensely competitive area of the alternative credit market with banks and insurance companies crowding into the space.
Greater communication is needed as the asset class’s role in the stability of the financial system is questioned.
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The spotlight is intensifying as private debt’s role in the stability of the financial system is questioned – and misunderstandings needs to be addressed.
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.
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.
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.
Justin Mallis, who worked with a number of credit funds in his former role, becomes global head of project management at his new employer.
Bridging facilities are now being used not just for more efficient deal execution, but also to get proceeds into the hands of LPs quicker.
A leading regulatory lawyer has warned that alternative asset GPs may be burdened with inappropriate rules if they don’t participate.
The world’s third-largest pension fund is actively hiring investment professionals in its overseas offices.
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