Laurence Raven
Managing Director

Laurence joined Alcentra in September 2008 and is a Portfolio Manager for Alcentra’s Special Situations funds. He has specialised in special situations and distressed debt investing for his entire career, serving on the creditor committees of some of Europe’s largest financial restructurings. Prior to joining Alcentra, Laurence worked as an analyst for a proprietary investment group at Merrill Lynch focusing on stressed and distressed credit.

Laurence graduated from the London School of Economics with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economic History.


  • EuroHedge Awards 2017 Winner
  • Barron’s
  • HFMWeek 2017 - European Performance Awards
  • Global Capital Awards 2016 - Best Institutional Investor in Senior Loans
  • ALT Credit Intelligence 2016 - European Performance Award
  • BarclayHedge 2015 - Ranked #1 in the Distressed Securities Category
  • CreditFlux 2015 - Manager Awards 2015
  • Private Debt Investor Awards 2014 - Deal of the Year
  • Private Debt Investor Awards 2014 - Direct Lender of the Year
BNY Mellon