The FpML Business Loan Working Group seeks to develop industry standards for the exchange of loan data both here and in Europe.  The group defines common data standards that can be utilized by all systems throughout the loan market to distribute daily loan activity notices, confirm position information and potentially match trades.  This group works in tandem with the FpML Technology Loan Working Group to establish a common electronic data exchange format within the primary and secondary loan markets to employ these standards.  Both Working Groups are open to all members and currently include operations professionals and technology experts.

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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.