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Elliot Ganz

General Counsel and Chief of Staff

eganz@lsta.org / (212) 880-3003

Elliot Ganz is the LSTA’s General Counsel and Chief of Staff. Since 2005 he has managed all legal issues and co-headed its government policy and advocacy efforts. In 2018 Elliot was appointed to the additional role of Chief of Staff, responsible for managing the LSTA’s staff and leading its strategic initiatives. He is a 1980 graduate of New York University School of Law and a 1977 graduate of Queens College, City University of New York. Before joining the LSTA Mr. Ganz worked for three years at a Wall Street law firm followed by 22 years in senior legal positions at four major US and international banks. He is a member of the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States, a fellow of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers and served as a member of the Committee on Financing Chapter 11 of the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11. Mr. Ganz has supervised the filing of over 20 amicus briefs on important loan and bankruptcy-related cases, including three briefs supporting successful appeals to each of the New York Court of Appeals and Supreme Court of the United States. He most recently supervised a successful lawsuit under the Administrative Procedure Act against the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Reserve Board on the critical issue of risk retention under the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act.

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LSTA Newsletter: November 8, 2019

We discuss simple daily SOFR in arrears, the latest in the secondary market, a new LIBOR resource we’re providing, and some SOFR tools. We also provide an overview of the loan market holidays for 2019 reminder you to use the LSTA job board if you’re looking for a job or to fill a position on your staff.

Desperately Seeking Syndications

re you a JOB SEEKER? If so, you should check out the LSTA Loan Market Job board on our newly-designed website at https://www.lsta.org/loan-market-jobs/.

RelVal to the Rescue?

For the second time in three months, loan returns were negative in the loan market. After returning 0.47% in September, the S&P/LSTA Leveraged Loan Index (LLI) produced a 0.43% loss in October –the worst monthly print this year.

Simple Minds?

There has been considerable discussion about the variants of SOFR on these pages (and at the LSTA Conference last week in the Introduction to LIBOR Cessation and SOFR Operationalization panels). Specifically we’ve discussed the pros and cons of SOFR Compounded in Advance and Forward Looking Term SOFR

SOFR: Your Vote Counts

SOFR tools are coming! On November 4th, the FRBNY released a request for public comment on an official “SOFR Compound Average” and a “SOFR Index”. Below, we describe these tools, their use cases and several questions from the consultation. The LSTA is considering responding.