As the acknowledged voice of the syndicated loan market, the LSTA has played an active role when legal issues, including submissions of numerous Amicus Briefs, Comments and Response Letters, have arisen.  One brief resulted in a favorable U.S. Supreme Court ruling regarding credit bidding, preserving a fundamental right for senior secured lenders.

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Leveraged Lending and CLO White Paper

Broadly syndicated loans to non-investment grade U.S. Corporations are widely misunderstood outside of the loan industry. A number of commentators imply that leveraged loans are shadowy corporate equivalents to pre-crisis sub-prime mortgages. This is clearly not true and, to respond to such conflations, the LSTA recently published this white paper addressing these views.

Comment Letter on Proposed Changes to the Volcker Rule

The LSTA submitted a comment letter on proposed changes to the Volcker Rule. Importantly for the loan and CLO markets, the proposal puts into play the issue of whether banks can own the debt securities of CLOs that hold bonds.  The LSTA’s comment letter focuses on two points.  First, it suggests that the final rule’s “loan securitization” […]

Comment Letter on SEC Fiduciary Standard Proposal

The Securities and Exchange Commission earlier this year issued a two-part release that could impact investment managers – including loan managers.  The second part of the release requests comments regarding proposed enhanced investment adviser regulation.  The LSTA this week submitted a comment letter on the two proposals, broadly supporting the recommendations of the Investment Advisers […]

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