Paul Burdell is a top investment banker who left a successful career trading derivatives and bonds for JP Morgan Chase, United Bank of Kuwait and DIJ to form three major financial companies. In 1987, Burdell opened Octagon Analytics, which was active in the European corporate debt market. A year later, he co-launched the Octagon Group, which made headlines as the first proprietary hedge fund in Europe.
Paul Burdell continued on his business path and in 1998, co-founded Link Financial Group and LCM Partners where, as CEO, he is responsible for new product development, Group strategy and direction, as well as managing many of LCM’s key client relationships. Concurrently, with his Group responsibilities, from 2008 to 2016 he was a Senior Adviser to the European Central Bank on its ABS Loan Level Data initiative as well as the Architect and co-founder of the European DataWarehouse.
Industry Expertise (4)
Areas of Expertise (1)
Career Investment Banker
European Pensions Awards 2017 (professional)
Winner: Alternatives Investment Manager of the Year
Acquisition International (professional)
Winner: Best Alternative Investment Manager 2017 - Europe
Private Debt Investor Awards 2015 (professional)
Distressed Debt Manager of the Year, Europe
Wealth & Finance International's Fund Manager of the Year Awards (professional)
Private Debt Fund Manager of the Year - UK 2015
Wealth & Finance International's Fund Manager of the Year Awards: (professional)
Best for Specialist Fund Services
Wealth & Finance International's Fund Awards 2015: (professional)
Best Credit Investor - Europe
Private Debt Fund Manager 2015 - CEO of the Year (professional)
Acquisition International : 'Private Debt Fund Manager 2015 - CEO of the Year' Paul Burdell, LCM Partners Ltd
Banking Technology Awards 2012 (professional)
Best Industry Infrastructure Initiative
Media Appearances (7)
LCM Partners acquires EUR3bn European NPL portfolio
Alternatves manager LCM Partners has acquired a significant European portfolio of non-performing and re-performing loans. This landmark deal sees LCM purchase EUR3 billion of assets, comprising over 400,000 individual loans of secured and unsecured, consumer, auto, leasing and SME loans which were originated in the UK, Germany, Italy and Spain.
LCM Partners invests in €3bn portfolio
LCM Partners online
LCM Partners, an alternative investment management firm that operates under Link Financial Group, has acquired a European portfolio of non-performing and re-performing loans with a €3bn face value.
LCM Partners Wins European Pension Awards' - Alternatives Investment Manager of the Year 2017
LCM Partners is pleased to announce that it has won 'Alternatives Investment Manager of the Year 2017' at the European Pension Awards.
LCM Partners acquires €6 billion Spanish loan portfolio
PR Newswire online
LCM Partners, a leading European Alternatives Investment Manager, today announced that it has acquired a substantial portfolio of Spanish, unsecured non-performing and re-performing consumer and SME loans from Aiqon Capital Group, an Asian investor exiting the market. This deal sees LCM buy approx. €6 billion of assets, comprising 400,000 individual loans, making this the largest secondary purchase of unsecured NPLs in Spain to date.
LCM Partners acquires £1.75 billion UK NPL portfolio
LCM Partners print
LCM Partners, a leading European Alternatives Investment Manager, announced that it has acquired another significant portfolio of non-performing and re-performing loans. Today’s transaction is a UK portfolio of mainly unsecured assets totalling £1.75 billion. It is a secondary portfolio of loans originated by prime lenders and is purchased with a fifteen year track record.
The European Banking Purge
Private Debt Investor online
The European banking landscape continues to evolve post the global financial crisis. Paul Burdell of LCM Partners discusses the impact this is having on European credit, NPL investment opportunities and how technological disruption is creating new openings for private debt funds.
Private Debt - from the shallows to the mainstream
Paul Burdell wrote about the emergence of Private Debt as an important component of institutional investor portfolios in April's IPE magazine.
Event Appearances (2)
Private Equity Europe Forum
Private Debt, Distressed Debt & Mezzanine London
3rd Annual Private Debt Conference London
LCM Partner’s Paul Burdell has seen and done a lot over his 30-something years in financial markets, not limited to pioneering the secondary market for bad consumer debt in the UK