We are without question one of the few, and also one of the leading, firms to specialise in these sectors. 95% of our clients here would fall into the following categories: Funds, Banks, Advisors, Developers & Corporates, Monolines, Rating Agencies.
We have hired a number of senior individuals at CIO, MD or equivalent level in the US, in Europe, and in the UAE, and have built from scratch several teams of individuals in the aforementioned categories of organisation.
We are increasingly operating at SPV and portfolio company level for fund clients, and try to add most value in areas where requirements are not so well defined, but where our network will be most useful.
Our Global Debt Markets business will typically fall into the following areas: Direct Lending (funds), Leveraged & Acquisition Finance (including loan syndication and sales), Sub Investment Grade Credit Investment, Debt Capital Markets and Bond Syndicate, Real Estate Financing, and Corporate Banking. Within all of these we have an exhaustive track record, from associate level up to European Head.
We feel we know every European practitioner in these markets, and have also a good track record in the UAE - including set up of a debt fund in the region for example, and Asia.
Our Investment Management team has built a reputation for placing VP to MD level hires across all aspects of the investing process. Working with both specialist and blue-chip institutions, Paragon has a particular focus on the Distribution function. Typical hires within asset raising include, Institutional Relationship Managers, Consultant Relations, Wholesale, Intermediaries, Insurance and Alternatives. With an enviable reputation our team has been responsible for a number of team build outs both in the UK and internationally.