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Andy Thomson

Andy Thomson
Andy Thomson is a Senior Editor at PEI with responsibility for Private Debt Investor, the leading title focused on the world's private debt markets. Andy works closely with team members in London, New York and Hong Kong. He has been with PEI for many years, having worked previously on Private Equity International and Infrastructure Investor.
Fund Finance Partners looks at the current priorities of a market that has experienced rapid growth through the good times.
Debt funds and their portfolio companies have grown used to tapping cheap debt facilities, but underperformance amid the covid-19 crisis may see access to finance restricted.
What are the key issues facing lenders in the face of global pandemic? Four partners from Ropes & Gray share their thoughts on issues ranging from MAC clauses to covenant defaults.
With bond and loan issuance having been brought to a crashing halt by the coronavirus crisis, Sabrina Fox says weak covenants will be equated with weak governance.
Are private asset classes better positioned to weather the crisis? Our senior editorial teams covering PE, private debt, infrastructure, real estate and secondaries provide insight.
We asked three market professionals for their thoughts as coronavirus begins to make its impact felt in the private debt market.
The asset class has some reasons for optimism as it begins to map a way through the covid-19 crisis.
Private debt professionals have frequently shared the view that the good times couldn’t last forever. Amid the global spread of coronavirus, they are set to be challenged as never before.
With the spread of covid-19 sparking fears of recession, GPs may venture outside their traditional hunting grounds.
Open-ended funds could face liquidity issues while US insurers may be vulnerable to lower-rated tranches, according to findings from Fitch Ratings.

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