Kevin Adeson joins CORDET

Kevin Adeson joins CORDET

CORDET is pleased to announce that Kevin Adeson will become a Senior Adviser and a Non-Executive Director, and a member of CORDET's Investment & Credit Committee.

Kevin is Vice Chairman of Global Banking and Markets at HSBC, a position he has held since August 2013.  In this role, he works closely with HSBC’s priority client relationships, and focuses on developing key growth initiatives through collaboration across business lines.  He has also been a Group General Manager since January 2012.

Kevin began his career with HSBC in 2006 as Global Head of Leveraged and Acquisition Finance, became Head of Global Capital Financing and in April 2008 took on the role of Global Head of Principal Investments.  In January 2011 he became Co-Head of Global Banking and oversaw HSBC’s vast Global Banking business, which has a presence in over 50 countries and territories.

Prior to joining HSBC, Kevin was Head of Leveraged and Acquisition Finance Europe at Morgan Stanley and a member of Morgan Stanley's Global Capital Underwriting Committee.  He joined Morgan Stanley in 1997 from Bankers Trust, where he spent 10 years in leveraged finance and equity arbitrage.

Morgan Stanley alumni at CORDET include Rupert Atkinson, Credit Professional, Jakob Lindquist, Investment Professional & CEO, and John Travis, Investment Professional & General Counsel, who worked with Kevin at Morgan Stanley for nearly a decade.

Jakob Lindquist, CEO, said: “We know Kevin well from our years together at Morgan Stanley and are happy to welcome Kevin to CORDET.  Kevin has a global resume of over 20 years of experience in leverage finance structuring, underwriting and distribution.  His background, judgment and perspective will significantly enhance our capabilities and bolster our governance and investment and credit processes.”

Kevin has a BA from Bradley University. 


CORDET was founded in 2013 by a group of financial industry leaders with the aim of providing private debt, direct lending and alternative funding solutions to mid-market companies in Northern Europe while also addressing the need of many institutional investors for attractive risk-adjusted core income-focused credit investment returns. CORDET originates, evaluates and structures its debt investments locally through offices in London and Stockholm and seeks to develop and maintain long-term and sustainable partnerships with borrowers, banks, intermediaries as well as business owners such as financial sponsors and entrepreneurs. CORDET is authorised and regulated as a full-scope Alternative Investment Fund Manager (AIFM) by the Financial Conduct Authority.


CORDET Capital Partners LLP

23 King Street

London SW1Y 6QY

United Kingdom


Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority


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