As Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of LCM Partners and Link Financial Group, Paul Burdell is an experienced career investment banker. His responsibilities include planning and strategic management for the Group, and the management of several key client accounts. Paul has also served as Senior Advisor to the European Central Bank for five years.
Paul Burdell started his investment banking career working for JP Morgan Chase as a bond and derivatives trader. He worked in increasingly senior roles for JP Morgan, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ), and the United Bank of Kuwait.
In 1987, Paul Burdell founded Octagon Analytics, considered to be one of the forerunners of Europe’s distressed corporate debt market. In 1988, he co-founded The Octagon Group, which was one of Europe’s first proprietary hedge funds, focusing on distressed debt. Success with The Octagon Group led Paul to co-found LCM Partners and Link Financial Group. The former is a top alternatives investment management company and the latter, a specialist credit servicing firm.
In 2015, Paul Burdell was awarded 'Private Debt Fund Manager 2015 - CEO of the Year', presented by Acquisition International. In 2015, LCM Partners was honoured at the Private Debt Investor Awards with the award for 'Distressed Debt Manager of the Year, Europe'. The firm garnered several awards from prestigious Wealth & Finance International including 'Best for Specialist Fund Services', 'Private Debt Fund Manager of the Year - UK 2015', and 'Best Credit Investor - Europe, 2015'.
A former amateur race-car driver, Paul has competed in several long-distance cycling races, using the opportunity to raise funds for a number of UK-based charities. In 2007, he cycled over 300 miles in the Vietnam/Cambodia Bike Ride. Completing the challenging ride, along with his wife Selina, Paul raised £10,000 for the charity CLIC, a UK based charity providing support for children with cancer and their families. More recently, he has raised funds for the British Heart Foundation by partaking in the UK Coast to Coast Challenge, and in 2015, he raised money for Missing People when he rode the 964 mile UK North to South Bike Ride. Paul lives in London with his wife and family.