Fitch 50, 7th Edition

Ninth Edition of the Fitch 50: Fitch Ratings profiles 50 prominent U.S. leveraged issuers in this recurring structure-focused special report series. This compilation illustrates capital structures with organizational debt diagrams, and highlights Fitch’s rating rationales and key credit drivers. The companies included in this report have a cumulative $506.7 billion of debt outstanding, comprising high-yield bonds and leveraged loans. This is down from $586 billion last year, reflecting a smaller median company size of $5.05 billion in revenue, compared with $5.5 billion in last year’s edition.

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LSTA Newsletter – October 18, 2019

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 […]

Flashforward: LSTA Releases Draft SOFR “Concept Credit Agreement”

On October 1st the LSTA took the next step in its efforts to educate market participants on replacement benchmarks by distributing a draft “concept credit agreement” referencing a compounded average of daily SOFRs calculated in arrears (“Compounded SOFR in Arrears”).

LSTA Advocacy Update

Over the past two weeks the LSTA has continued its political advocacy with legislators and regulators on issues of importance to the loan market. Last week, Meredith Coffey and Elliot Ganz, Co-heads of the LSTA’s Public Policy Group, had the opportunity to join Congressman Greg Meeks (D. NY) for a free-ranging discussion over breakfast.

Primary Delayed Comp: Revised Drafts Released

The LSTA released revised drafts this week of the LSTA trading documents to be used in connection with the new Primary Delayed Compensation Protocol. Below are links to the clean drafts and blacklined documents marked to show changes since the last versions sent to you for your review.