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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.
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After Mark Machin’s departure, who is new chief executive John Graham? From an unconventional background to a swift rise through the ranks, Graham appears to like defying the odds.
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A survey from BlackRock finds family offices embracing alternative assets, despite many showing a reluctance to make big changes to their overall allocations.
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GSO Capital Partners co-founder Bennett Goodman is a leading figure in the formation of Hunter Point Capital, which will invest in and provide advice to alternative asset managers.
After a quiet start to the year in private debt fundraising, dislocation strategies have burst on to the scene with their promise of high returns amid the covid-19 turmoil. But without the resources to do proper due diligence, have investors had their heads turned?
With some portfolio companies needing urgent financing support, private equity managers may once again consider adding debt operations – but it comes with challenges.
The fund finance market is producing innovative solutions to the liquidity crisis, but they come with complexities.
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As an example of the practice surfaces, an industry body is warning other companies not to use the covid-19 outbreak as an excuse to try and raise additional finance through flexible documentation.
The covid-19 crisis is prompting portfolio re-evaluations and alternative assets are of particular interest, according to a bfinance report.
As in the last major crisis, non-bank lenders will be expected to displace the banks as a source of finance.
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It’s a booming market that’s been synonymous with the banks in recent years, but a new source of capital has appeared on the scene.
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