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LSTA Newsletter: December 6, 2019

This week, we revise our LIBOR deadline from 12/31/21 to 3Q20. (Well, technically, that was the FCA…and just for Stg LIBOR.) We review the secondary trading market in October (and hint toward November) and recap the latest on ESG and ratings. Finally, we remind you that we are now offering members a weekly LIBOR Q&A […]

LSTA Newsletter: Friday, November 22, 2019

This week we recap our latest LIBOR webcast, tell you about our new weekly LIBOR Q&A call, recap this week’s visit to Tel Aviv, and kindly remind you to treat Thanksgiving as a loan market holiday. Hope you have a crazy pre-Thanksgiving weekend.

LSTA Newsletter: November 15, 2019

This week, we start off with a SOFR loan spotting (yes, Virginia, there is a SOFR loan!). We move on to another rising loan type: Sustainability linked loans – what they are, how they are measured and how their volumes are changing. We also dip into the markets, checking in on how loan terms and […]

The End of LIBOR: Understanding the Big Picture Presentation

LIBOR is very likely to end shortly after the end of 2021. But why is it ending, what will replace it…and what should loan market participants do to prepare? The End of LIBOR: Understanding the Big Picture Presentation presented on Thursday, November 14, 2019 by Meredith Coffey, LSTA EVP – Research and Public Policy; Alternative […]

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.

The Great Migration Away From LIBOR

LIBOR, “the world’s most important number”, is likely to cease after 2021. This presents significant—but hopefully surmountable—challenges. We discuss the LIBOR problem, timeline and potential shorter- and longer-term solutions. We know whereof we speak; the LSTA is a member of the overall Alternative References Rates Committee (“ARRC”), the body tasked with replacing U.S. dollar LIBOR.  […]

LSTA Newsletter: October 25, 2019

This week, we start off in the markets discussing trade volumes (sitting around $53 billion in September) and trade prices (despite recent coverage, median trade prices were still slightly above 99). We then move to LIBOR. Everyone knows LIBOR is going away – but how do we make SOFR, the likely replacement rate, work for […]

LSTA Newsletter: October 11, 2019

This week, we start by discussing the bifurcating secondary market. (Hint: See the BB par-plus market share!) We then move to SOFR land, flagging both new tools (Averages! Indices! Simple Equations!) and proposed tax relief. Finally, we note that you might have seem some unfair allegations about loans and CLOs. Well, we just published a […]

LSTA Newsletter: October 4, 2019

This week, we start off by briefly reviewing the US leveraged loan market to date in 2019. We then turn to LIBOR and SOFR, and flag (spread adjustment) progress being made (really!). Finally, we shift to the intersection of the courts and DC to discuss why Volcker and litigation might limit banks’ ability to invest in […]

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