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Loan Syndications & Trading Association

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Lee Shaiman

Executive Director

(212) 880-3002
lshaiman@lsta.org

Advocacy & Regulatory

Phillip Black

Associate of Research & Public Policy

(212) 880-3028
pblack@lsta.org

Meredith Coffey

Executive Vice President of Research & Public Policy

(212) 880-3019
mcoffey@lsta.org

Elliot Ganz

General Counsel and Chief of Staff

(212) 880-3003
eganz@lsta.org

Tess Virmani

Associate General Counsel, SVP of Public Policy

(212) 880-3006
tvirmani@lsta.org

Market Data & Analysis and Shift Dates

Ted Basta

Executive Vice President of Market Analytics & Investor Strategy

(212) 880-3005
tbasta@lsta.org

Kenny Riaz

Vice President of Market Analytics & Strategy

sriaz@lsta.org
(212) 880-3007

Bridget Marsh

Executive Vice President & Deputy General Counsel

(212) 880-3004
bmarsh@lsta.org

Tess Virmani

Associate General Counsel, SVP of Public Policy

(212) 880-3006
tvirmani@lsta.org

Margarita Valdes

Administrative Assistant

(212) 880-3034
mvaldes@lsta.org

Operations

Ellen Hefferan

Executive Vice President of Operations & Accounting

(212) 880-3013
ehefferan@lsta.org

Membership

Lisa Schneider

Executive Vice President of Membership

(212) 880-3033
lschneider@lsta.org

Clara Colon

Manager, Membership

(212) 880-3010
ccolon@lsta.org

Conferences, Seminars and CLE

Lorena DeLuca

Director, Special Projects & Events

(212) 880-3008
ldeluca@lsta.org

Website Issues and Job Posts

Christine Ramos

Manager, Website & Digital Administration

(212) 880-3012
cramos@lsta.org

Advertising & Sponsorship Opportunities

Gina Sloman

Marketing Associate

(212) 880-3009
gsloman@lsta.org

Billing and Accounting

Donna Murray

Director of Finance

(212) 880-3016
dmurray@lsta.org

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LSTA Newsletter – September 20, 2019

This week we explain the big SOFR jump, share Lee Shaiman’s and David Lerner’s Morning Consult op-ed, highlight some LIBOR coverage, and discuss the ESG lending panel at the Refinitiv LPC Loan Conference.

LSTA Meets With Rep. Andy Barr

This week LSTA members and staff met with Rep. Andy Barr (KY-06). Barr, a member of the House Financial Services Committee, has led bipartisan efforts to pass legislation that would have revised the Volcker Rule in a way that would have permitted banks to hold the debt securities of legacy CLOs and to revise the risk retention rule to allow managers to more easily comply. More recently, Barr was a key participant at a hearing of a subcommittee of the HFSC explaining that neither leveraged loans nor CLOs presented systemic risk.

What is ESG-Linked Lending and Why Do We Care?

That is the question answered by the sustainable finance panel at the 25th Annual Refinitiv LPC Loan Conference. Moderated by Maria Dikeos (Refinitiv LPC), the panel explored the recent growth of sustainability-linked loans (or ESG loans) in the U.S. Panelists included Sean Colvin (Louis Dreyfus), Gary Herzog (Credit Agricole), Carolyn Kee (Citiggroup), Claire O’Connor (Barclays Capital), Cara Younger (BBVA) and Tess Virmani (LSTA). The speakers outlined the benefits that these loans can have for the right borrower and also flagged some of the important considerations to be mindful of in structuring these loans.

LIBOR Trending Too…

While the daily SOFR spike grabbed the headlines this week, other LIBOR coverage should be noted as well. First, LIBOR’s end is trending. In an American Banker Bankshot podcast, the LSTA’s Meredith Coffey discussed exactly why LIBOR is going away, what the replacement rate likely would be, and why this is important to bankers and borrowers (and students and homeowners!).

SOFR Above Tuesday?

For those that missed it – which, based on our email traffic, was no one – the published overnight SOFR rate jumped from 243 bps on Tuesday to 525 bps on Wednesday and then back to 255 bps on Thursday. So what happened to SOFR on Wednesday? We discuss below (and the ARRC explains in this helpful missive as well).