Richard Thompson

Global Leader, Portfolio Advisory Group, PwC United Kingdom

I am a partner in our financial services deals business at PwC. I am also the partner in charge of the Portfolio Advisory group, a global team of loan portfolio experts dedicated to providing lead sell-side advisory, diligence and valuation advisory on all credit related transactions. This includes loan portfolio sales (performing and non-performing), forward flow partnerships, structuring deals for institutional investors and capital relief transactions. We advise on all types of credit from unsecured loans to complex shipping portfolios to corporate M&A in the loan servicing and purchasing industry. We bring an unrivalled depth of expertise to every deal leveraging the 5,000 PwC people working with FS clients across Europe.

Over the last decade our team have developed unrivalled investor reach with relationships across all types of credit investor. Our coverage model spans special opportunity funds through to institutional and sovereign wealth funds and local strategic challenger or specialist bank and non-bank direct lenders. We have separate desks covering investors for Emerging Markets, Asia-Pacific, Sovereign Wealth and Institutional investor groups (insurers and pension).

I have been providing advice in connection with this market for over 15 years, working in Asia following the Asian debt crisis and then for the last 10 years focusing on the European and other emerging markets.

Specialism

  • Deals

Area of interest

  • Financial services