Seeking Value in European Distressed Assets

Published on
February 27th, 2017
33 minutes

Seeking Value in European Distressed Assets

Think Piece ·
Featuring Pradeep Pattem

Published on: February 27th, 2017 • Duration: 33 minutes

Pradeep Pattem had a front row seat of the investment banking crisis in Europe, working at Deutsche Bank and running the structured desk at RBS. With up to three trillion dollars of non performing loans corroding the EU banking system, Pradeep’s Park Street Advisors is at the forefront of efforts to extract and restore value while the banking sector adjusts to a new model. Filmed on February 1, 2017 in London.


  • Js
    Johns s.
    28 March 2017 @ 11:08
  • TW
    Tom W.
    6 March 2017 @ 18:57
    Excellent episode. Technology is disrupting business and those that resist will eventually die off if their more agile competition doesn't take their customers before then.
  • PP
    Peter P.
    5 March 2017 @ 13:49
    Mr. Pattem should wear a 2:1 thumbs up/down ratio (perhaps one of the worst I have seen on RV) as a badge of the unpalatable truth that the financial system WILL change in the next 5-10 years is likely, and that the highly talented if highly compensated financial professionals will struggle to find new roles in the system that is coming unless they embrace technology. Existing banks, firms, all intermediaries do everything they can to protect their established fiefdoms and ways of doing business vs starting new platforms unburdened with past legacy systems. Think Piece indeed, and thank you.
  • SL
    Steven L.
    3 March 2017 @ 22:24
    I think Pradeep eloquently describes some of the rent seeking that is encumbering many of our economic structures. Until the old structures are replaced, we are stuck and replacing the old will probably get messy.
  • AJ
    Aaron J.
    1 March 2017 @ 12:18
    Sure, there are no actionable trading ideas for retail investors in this interview. That said, I found the interview genuinely interesting because of the insider perspective it gives on some of the big post-GFC changes which are sweeping across the financial industry.
  • EJ
    Edward J.
    1 March 2017 @ 11:41
    Anyone challenging the status quo in this way will always have his detractors. I found it a very thought provoking interview and RV is better for it.
  • SA
    Sandeep A.
    1 March 2017 @ 07:23
    Phenomenal interview!
  • DY
    Damian Y.
    28 February 2017 @ 09:57
    RV is scrapping the bottom of the barrel with this interview.
  • js
    jacob s.
    28 February 2017 @ 04:48
    The people down voting this guy are just pissed because he's questioning their jobs. The blacksmiths would also down vote Ford.
  • AG
    Alex G.
    27 February 2017 @ 18:00
    Pradeep sounds/thinks like many of the Professor's RV has had on