IPE: The impact of COVID-19

In a wider piece surveying the private markets landscape after the first eight months of the pandemic, Zach Lewy argues that the challenges of the health crisis will lead to a sharp increase in loan default rates across Europe, creating opportunities for private credit investors to tap into a fast-growing pool of investible assets while alleviating pressures on the European financial system.

Source: IPE, The impact of COVID-19, private equity focus, pages 48-50.

Zach Lewy

Zach Lewy

CEO, CIO, Fund Principal

Zach has over 25 years’ executive experience in investment management and asset servicing. Zach founded Arrow Global in 2005 and serves as Group CEO and CIO of Arrow.

Zach has supervised over 1000 deals at Arrow and is a lead Principal in Arrow’s fund manager. Prior to joining Arrow, he was an Officer of Sallie Mae, a Director at Vertex (the BPO division of United Utilities), and a Founder and Executive Director of 7C (a U.K. BPO company acquired by Vertex). Zach was previously the Chair of the U.K. Debt Buyers Association and was named an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2010.

He graduated from Princeton University with a BA in Economics with Honours and a Certificate in Applied and Computational Mathematics with Honours.