Meredith Coffey is Executive Vice President of the Loan Syndications and Trading Association (LSTA). In this position as a member of the senior leadership team, she runs the Research Department and co-heads the LSTA’s public policy initiatives, which help facilitate continued availability of credit and the efficiency of the loan market. In addition, Ms. Coffey heads efforts to analyze current and anticipated loan market developments, helping the LSTA build strategy and improve market efficiency, and providing insight through weekly newsletters, periodic conferences, webcasts and media commentary.
Ms. Coffey is on the Alternative Reference Rates Committee (ARRC), the market body convened by the Federal Reserve to transition from LIBOR to a successor rate; she co-chairs the ARRC’s Business Loans Working Group and the Loans Operations Sub-Group. She and the analyst team also engage market participants, press and regulators on issues and developments in the global loan market. Ms. Coffey has published analysis on the syndicated loan market in numerous books and periodicals, presents frequently, and has testified several times before Congress on issues pertaining to the loan and CLO markets.
Prior to joining the LSTA, Ms. Coffey was Senior Vice President and Director of Analysis focusing on the loan and adjacent markets for Thomson Reuters LPC, working in and running loan research for 15 years. Ms. Coffey has a B.A. in Economics from Swarthmore College and a graduate degree in Economics from New York University.