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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.
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.
Currency shocks have created opportunities in markets investors prefer to avoid. Do they need to revisit their assumptions?
We continue a conversation begun last week with reflections on why the private debt secondaries market may struggle to establish itself.
Illuminated emergency exit
John Kissick is stepping away from the business he co-founded in 1997, with 15-year Ares veteran Kipp deVeer taking his place around the table.
The London-based firm is also preparing to launch a CLO as it makes plans for an unpredictable year in the credit markets.
Private debt is behind other alternative asset classes when it comes to secondary activity and opinions differ as to when it’s worth taking seriously.

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