Peter Glaser

Peter Glaser
Head of European Direct Lending

Peter joined Alcentra in May 2018 and is Head of European Direct Lending and Portfolio Manager of Alcentra’s European Direct Lending Funds. He is also a member of Alcentra’s Executive Management Committee and Chairman of the European Direct Lending Investment Committee.

Prior to joining Alcentra, Peter was a partner at KKR, where he built and headed the firm’s sponsor finance business. In his role, he led the firm’s origination and execution activities providing capital through its Private Credit and Capital Markets platforms.

Peter was previously a Managing Director at Barclays Capital and held roles on the U.S. Leveraged Finance team as its Co-Head of Origination & Execution and Co-Head of the Financial Sponsors Group. He built and led the firm’s client coverage activities and managed the team which provided execution support to all sponsor and corporate leveraged finance transactions.

With a career spanning over 30 years in finance, he has also held various positions in mergers & acquisitions and leveraged finance at Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, Dillon Read, and James D. Wolfensohn Inc.

Peter received his MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.


  • 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
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