Paul is the Global Chief Investment Officer for Alcentra. He sits on both the European and U.S. Investment Committees, and focuses on investment policy, portfolio positioning and risk management across the firm’s strategies and funds. His responsibilities also include managing firm and fund level risk as it relates to operational, counterparty and macro/systemic considerations. Paul joined Alcentra in 2003, and has had numerous leadership positions. He was one of the firm’s original portfolio managers, successfully developing and launching new strategies, and he led Alcentra’s integration of BNY Capital Markets’ credit funds and Rabobank’s CLO business as well as the integration of the High Yield Bond business in Boston.
Prior to joining Alcentra, Paul was a Senior Analyst for the CDO operations of Intermediate Capital Group. Between 1995 and 2001, Paul worked at Deutsche Bank, originally in London for the Leveraged Finance Team. At this time, Deutsche (Morgan Grenfell) was the leading underwriter of European LBOs. In 1998, Paul was seconded to New York, where he worked on financial sponsor coverage and latterly in the bank’s telecom division.
Paul originally trained as a chartered accountant in the audit division of Arthur Andersen and, before joining Deutsche, built up a successful portfolio of mezzanine and development capital loans with FennoScandia Bank, the London operation of a Scandinavian consortium bank.
Paul graduated from Cambridge University with a BA (Hons) in Economics.