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Bridget Marsh

Executive Vice President & Deputy General Counsel

bmarsh@lsta.org / (212) 880-3004

Bridget Marsh is Deputy General Counsel of the Loan Syndications and Trading Association (LSTA). Bridget heads the LSTA’s Primary Market Committee and Trade Practices and Forms Committee and leads the legal projects for the development and standardization of the LSTA’s documentation. She is responsible for responding to and addressing secondary loan market trading disruptions and ensuring that the LSTA’s primary market and trading documentation reflects current market practices. Bridget regularly speaks on the loan market at American Bar Association events.

Prior to joining the LSTA, Bridget practiced as a corporate finance attorney at Milbank, New York, and as a lawyer in the corporate/M&A department of Simmons & Simmons, London, and completed a judicial clerkship for The Honorable Justice Beaumont of the Federal Court of Australia. She is a Regent of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Bridget Marsh received a B.A. magna cum laude from Georgetown University, a law degree with first-class honors from Sydney Law School, University of Sydney, and a Masters in Political Science from the University of New South Wales. She is admitted as an attorney in New York, England & Wales, and New South Wales, Australia.

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LSTA Newsletter – September 20, 2019

This week we explain the big SOFR jump, share Lee Shaiman’s and David Lerner’s Morning Consult op-ed, highlight some LIBOR coverage, and discuss the ESG lending panel at the Refinitiv LPC Loan Conference.

LSTA Meets With Rep. Andy Barr

This week LSTA members and staff met with Rep. Andy Barr (KY-06). Barr, a member of the House Financial Services Committee, has led bipartisan efforts to pass legislation that would have revised the Volcker Rule in a way that would have permitted banks to hold the debt securities of legacy CLOs and to revise the risk retention rule to allow managers to more easily comply. More recently, Barr was a key participant at a hearing of a subcommittee of the HFSC explaining that neither leveraged loans nor CLOs presented systemic risk.

What is ESG-Linked Lending and Why Do We Care?

That is the question answered by the sustainable finance panel at the 25th Annual Refinitiv LPC Loan Conference. Moderated by Maria Dikeos (Refinitiv LPC), the panel explored the recent growth of sustainability-linked loans (or ESG loans) in the U.S. Panelists included Sean Colvin (Louis Dreyfus), Gary Herzog (Credit Agricole), Carolyn Kee (Citiggroup), Claire O’Connor (Barclays Capital), Cara Younger (BBVA) and Tess Virmani (LSTA). The speakers outlined the benefits that these loans can have for the right borrower and also flagged some of the important considerations to be mindful of in structuring these loans.

LIBOR Trending Too…

While the daily SOFR spike grabbed the headlines this week, other LIBOR coverage should be noted as well. First, LIBOR’s end is trending. In an American Banker Bankshot podcast, the LSTA’s Meredith Coffey discussed exactly why LIBOR is going away, what the replacement rate likely would be, and why this is important to bankers and borrowers (and students and homeowners!).

SOFR Above Tuesday?

For those that missed it – which, based on our email traffic, was no one – the published overnight SOFR rate jumped from 243 bps on Tuesday to 525 bps on Wednesday and then back to 255 bps on Thursday. So what happened to SOFR on Wednesday? We discuss below (and the ARRC explains in this helpful missive as well).