The Social Loan Principles (SLP) were originally published in 2021 and provide a framework to what is recognised as an increasingly important area of finance. In order to promote the development of this product, and underpin its integrity, the APLMA, LMA and LSTA considered it appropriate to produce Guidance on the SLP, to provide market practitioners with clarity on their application and promote a harmonised approach.

This Guidance note should be read alongside the SLP. Guidance is also available for the Sustainability-Linked Loan Principles (SLLP) and Green Loan Principles (GLP). Each of these sets of Guidance are intended to highlight the differences between, and suitability of application of, the SLP, GLP and SLLP to any particular deal.

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Conflicts in CLOs: Non-Existence is No Excuse!

March 15, 2023 - As discussed last month, in January the SEC reproposed its 2011 “Prohibition Against Conflicts of Interest in Certain Securitizations Rule (the “Proposed…