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 […]
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.
GLI’s Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Regulation 2020 includes a chapter titled, The Loan Market, Blockchain, and Smart Contracts: The Potential For Transformative Change, written by Josias N. Dewey, Partner at Holland & Knight LLP and Bridget Marsh EVP and Deputy General Counsel at the LSTA which sets out the basics of blockchain technology, reviews the concept […]
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 […]
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.
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. […]
This week, we focus just on one thing: A review of the key themes and takeaways from the LSTA’s 24th Annual Loan Market Conference. If you were one of the lucky 1,200 that joined us, this can bolster your notes. If you couldn’t join us, the newsletter provides the highlights. Finally, we would like to […]
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 […]
This week, we start by announcing that the LSTA is developing a “SOFR Compounded in Arrears” concept credit agreement. It is one more tool to help members internalize what a SOFR Loan Market might look like. Next, we provide an updated suite of documents on Primary Delayed Compensation. Finally, we offer a brief update on LSTA […]
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 […]
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