Pietro Nicholls

RM Funds

Principal - Investment Management

11 years of experience in Investment Banking, Capital  Markets, Project Finance and Corporate Lending. Extensive experience advising publicly listed, unlisted and government related entities on investment, financing, M&A and liability management solutions. Since starting at RM capital, Pietro's team have advised on, sourced and or arranged over €1bn of debt finance transactions located within W. Europe. Pietro played a role in the development of the UK Retail Bond market, a now established form of funding for corporates.

Event Sessions Featuring Pietro Nicholls


Keynote

Keynote: Making the case for Alternatives and why now?

The Alternative Income Forum - 5th June 2018


Roundtable (Breakout)

Alternative Credit ‐ Round Table Discussion

London Summit 2018 - 26th March 2018

  • The 22-strong roundtable discussed various aspects of opportunities in the non-bank lending space including the opportunities in SME lending, the maturity of the market and the sustainability of some platforms' business models and the need for greater transparency.
  • Christian Gut, manager of the P2P lending Fund, said investors need to fully understand track records of managers/funds and of how loans are performing. He said it is “really hard to understand” like-for-like comparisons when platform are changing underwriting models.  “Every country and platform is doing things in different ways. The industry should decide a certain level of credit and risk that should exist across the aboard,” he said.
  • Maseco’s Matthews added that niches are well suited to alternative credit but  “you can’t throw a lot of money” at them as this would harm yields.
  • RM’s Nicholl’s said that trust in the sector could be improved by third party audits leading to more capital into the sector.
  • AltFi Data’s Fekete added that lenders are showing more and more interest in having their data assessed and compared on a like-for-like basis. That is a vital part of the maturation of the sector, he said.


Debate

Accessing Alternative Credit Trough Closed–Ended funds

Income Opportunities in Alternative Credit - Edinburgh - 6th June 2017



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