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Ted Basta

Executive Vice President of Market Analytics & Investor Strategy

tbasta@lsta.org / (212) 880-3005

Theodore Basta is Executive Vice President of Market Analytics and Investor Strategy for the LSTA, where he manages key strategic products and partnerships, including the LSTA’s secondary trading and settlement data initiatives, the LSTA/Thomson Reuters LPC Mark-to -Market Pricing Service and the S&P/LSTA Leveraged Loan Index. In addition, Mr. Basta runs the Association’s global investor conferences and manages the LSTA’s Market Analytics team which is responsible for the LSTAs analytical and reporting initiatives all of which enhance market visibility, transparency and liquidity. Mr. Basta also manages the LSTA’s Shift Date Process, the Association’s website and social media. Finally, Mr. Basta plays an active role in speaking at industry conferences, both in the US and abroad, and has authored chapters on the secondary loan market in numerous books and market publications.

Prior to joining the LSTA, Ted was Vice President and Director of Global Pricing with Loan Pricing Corporation (LPC), where he managed the LSTA/LPC Mark-to-Market Pricing Service. During his tenure at LPC, Ted was instrumental in driving new product development and secondary market analytics, while playing an influential role in several initiatives that enhanced the liquidity and transparency of the secondary loan market.

Mr. Basta received an M.B.A. from the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College and a B.A. in Accounting from Long Island University.

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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.