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LSTA Newsletter: January 7, 2020

We bring big news on the ESG front, report on mixed results in the secondary, and give you an important update on two steps taken toward LIBOR transition by Fannie and Freddie.

Secondary Market Monthly: January Executive Summary

Coming off a strong finish to 2019 where the S&P/LSTA Leveraged Loan Index (LLI) produced an eight-month best 1.1% return, the loan market began 2020 right where it left off – on fire.  Through the first three weeks of the new year, prices in the secondary rallied more than 60 basis points as the lower-end […]

The LSTA Issues First ESG Disclosure Tool For Corporate Loan Market Participants – Press Release

The Loan Syndications and Trading Association (the “LSTA”), the advocacy and education association for the $1.2 trillion institutional leveraged loan market in the United States, today released its inaugural Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) Questionnaire to facilitate enhanced information-sharing on the part of corporate borrowers seeking capital in the marketplace. This represents the first time […]

ESG Diligence Questionnaire FAQs

Companies and their investors are increasingly focused on how environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors impact their businesses. For many investors, being aware of the ESG risks a company faces and the way in which these risks are being addressed—is critical to understanding a company’s broader risk profile. Moreover, end investors are regularly requiring asset […]

LSTA Newsletter: January 31, 2020

This week, we start out with good news and get better from there! First, our initial analysis suggests that the proposed Volcker Rule acknowledges that CLO debt securities are not ownership interests – and this should reduce CLO risk from the Kirschner case. (But there still are big Kirschner fish to fry.) Second, CLO managers and equity have been […]

The Rise of Sustainability Linked Loans Article

ESG and sustainability are two buzzwords that crop up more and more in the financial markets – the loan market included. According to Refinitiv LPC, $167 billion in green loans and sustainability linked loans came to the global loan market in 2019. Of that activity, more than $135 billion in volume represents sustainability linked loans.

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