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Lee Shaiman

Executive Director

lshaiman@lsta.org / (212) 880-3002

Mr. Lee M. Shaiman is the Executive Director for the LSTA. Mr. Shaiman has over 37 years of experience in the financial services industry as an investment banker, financial analyst, debt syndicate manager and portfolio manager. Prior to joining the LSTA in January 2018, Mr. Shaiman was the Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager for the liquid-credit business at ArrowMark Colorado Holdings, LLC, where he lead an investment team focused on investing in senior secured loans, held primarily in collateralized loan obligation vehicles, “CLO’s”. Prior to joining ArrowMark, Mr. Shaiman was a Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager and Chairman of the Debt Funds investment committee at GSO Capital Partners, a division of Blackstone. He was directly involved in all aspects of managing, structuring and raising funds primarily invested in senior secured loans.

Over his career, Mr. Shaiman has been involved in all aspects of the leveraged finance market including underwriting and structuring, syndicating, trading and investing in corporate loans and high yield bonds. As an investor, he has managed over $20 billion of CLO’s, mutual funds and ETFs, separately managed accounts and co-mingled funds for the benefit of both individual and institutional investors. Mr. Shaiman is a Certified Public Accountant (retired status) and serves as chairman of the investment board of a charitable foundation.

Mr. Shaiman received a Master’s of Science in Accounting and Taxation from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in Economics, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Rutgers College.

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LSTA Newsletter – February 14, 2020

This week, we start off talking about how “loans as securities” might morph into “loans as direct loans”. On a related(ish) note, we also discuss direct lending trends. We dig into LBO trends, looking at now (2019) and then (2007). And, finally, we ponder the evolution to SOFR (and, specifically, cash spread adjustments).

LBOs: Less Leverage? More Flex!

An eternal question is “How do the current crop of leveraged loans compare to the 2007 vintage?” Today we have an answer. Covenant Review recently compared recent jumbo LBOs to their pre-crisis counterparts

Quarterly Bankruptcy Roundup

This week Rich Levin of Jenner & Block once again presented his quarterly review of recent court decisions of interest and importance to the lending and bankruptcy world.

LIBOR & SOFR: Spread Adjustments

Folks that know LIBOR is likely to end soon after December 2021 probably also know that SOFR, the likely replacement for USD loans, is a different kind of rate. While LIBOR theoretically includes an element of bank credit risk, SOFR is an overnight risk free rate.

Direct Loans: A Look Into The Future?

We’ve been closely following a case, Kirschner v. JP Morgan, which raises the issue of whether broadly syndicated term loans (“BSLs”) are subject to the securities laws.