Syndicated Loan Market Advocacy & Regulatory

The LSTA advocates on behalf of the loan market, and focuses on critical matters (regulations under Dodd-Frank, Leveraged Lending Guidance, FATCA and Bankruptcy reform) that could dramatically affect the loan market and the broader economy.

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Feb 15, 2018

CLO Risk Retention Ruling: Analysis From the Trenches

Dec 24, 2014

Risk Retention Rules Published Today

The federal regulatory agencies published this morning in the Federal Register the final rule (first announced in late October) implementing the provisions of Section 941 of the Dodd-Frank Act (Credit Risk Retention).

Aug 15, 2014

Banking: Present Pleasant ..... Future Fraught?

Recent press articles have noted that lending is rising and bank profits are high. But there are a number of (regulatory) reasons that this trend may not continue.

Aug 8, 2014

Banking Living Wills: DOA

The FDIC and Fed announced they rejected the “resolution plans” submitted by 11 large banks in 2013 for five reasons. Press reports ask why.

Jul 18, 2014

FDIC Assessments: New Rules

On July 15, 2014, the FDIC released a notice of proposed rulemaking that would make revisions to the Assessments that the FDIC applies for its deposit insurance. 

Jun 20, 2014

Banking: May Be Getting Hotter in the Shadows

As regulation pushes an increasing amount of lending into the shadow banking system – presumably beyond the reach of of the authorities – banking regulators may be looking to pull it back into their regulatory remit.

Jun 13, 2014

Leveraged Lending Guidance and SNC

Regulators are working on the first SNC reviews following the full implementation of the Leveraged Lending Guidance (LLG).  Recent press stories ask whether LLG are impacting loan terms – and whether the SNC exams will affect behavior.

Jun 13, 2014

Volcker Rule Implementation Guidance

The OCC published its Volcker Rule Interim Examination Procedures recently, which are structured to help examiners determine whether banks have business activities subject to Volcker – and if banks are implementing plans to comply.

Jun 13, 2014

“Volckerizing” Legacy CLOs

Banks are working with the trade associations to develop a draft template to facilitate amendments to remove bond baskets from legacy CLOs, thus “Volckerizing” them.

May 30, 2014

European “Qualifying” Securitisations

The Bank of England and the European Central Bank released a discussion paper proposing a “qualifying securitization” that would be subject to less onerous regulatory requirements. The criteria are similar to the QCLO.

May 16, 2014

Leveraged Lending: Recovery and Warning Shots

Since 2013, the OCC has been vocal in its advocacy of the Leveraged Lending Guidance. In recent months, the Federal Reserve has become vocal as well.


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