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Sunday, September 22, 2019

Ellen Hefferan, EVP of Operations & Accounting, will moderate a panel, “Operationalizing LIBOR” at the ABS East Conference in Miami, Florida

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Ellen Hefferan, EVP of Operations & Accounting, will present an interactive seminar for banks and buy-side institutions, “The Roll-out of the Primary Delayed Compensation Protocol” in Charlotte, North Carolina

Friday, October 4 and Saturday, October 5 2019

Bridget Marsh, EVP & Deputy General Counsel, will represent the LSTA as an Observer at the Uniform Law Commission and American Law Institute Joint Committee Session on the Uniform Commercial Code and Emerging Technologies in Denver, CO

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Tess Virmani, Associate General Counsel & Senior Vice President, Public Policy, will speak about green and sustainable loans at Environmental Finance’s 2nd Green Bonds Asia at the the Conrad in Hong Kong.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Tess Virmani, Associate General Counsel & Senior Vice President, Public Policy will be presenting “Life After LIBOR” at the APLMA’s event at BNP Paribas in Hong Kong.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Bridget Marsh, EVP & Deputy General Counsel, will participate in, and present on the LSTA’s automated revolving credit facility at, the University of Pennsylvania Law School’s Smart Contracts Workshop.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Tess Virmani, Associate General Counsel & Senior Vice President, Public Policy, will speak on LIBOR transition in the loan market at Cadwalader’s 2019 Finance Forum in Charlotte, NC

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Elliot Ganz, General Counsel and Chief of Staff, will be participating in a Global CLO Market Overview panel at the IMN Asian Structured Credit Summit in Hong Kong

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LSTA Newsletter – September 20, 2019

This week we explain the big SOFR jump, share Lee Shaiman’s and David Lerner’s Morning Consult op-ed, highlight some LIBOR coverage, and discuss the ESG lending panel at the Refinitiv LPC Loan Conference.

LSTA Meets With Rep. Andy Barr

This week LSTA members and staff met with Rep. Andy Barr (KY-06). Barr, a member of the House Financial Services Committee, has led bipartisan efforts to pass legislation that would have revised the Volcker Rule in a way that would have permitted banks to hold the debt securities of legacy CLOs and to revise the risk retention rule to allow managers to more easily comply. More recently, Barr was a key participant at a hearing of a subcommittee of the HFSC explaining that neither leveraged loans nor CLOs presented systemic risk.

What is ESG-Linked Lending and Why Do We Care?

That is the question answered by the sustainable finance panel at the 25th Annual Refinitiv LPC Loan Conference. Moderated by Maria Dikeos (Refinitiv LPC), the panel explored the recent growth of sustainability-linked loans (or ESG loans) in the U.S. Panelists included Sean Colvin (Louis Dreyfus), Gary Herzog (Credit Agricole), Carolyn Kee (Citiggroup), Claire O’Connor (Barclays Capital), Cara Younger (BBVA) and Tess Virmani (LSTA). The speakers outlined the benefits that these loans can have for the right borrower and also flagged some of the important considerations to be mindful of in structuring these loans.

LIBOR Trending Too…

While the daily SOFR spike grabbed the headlines this week, other LIBOR coverage should be noted as well. First, LIBOR’s end is trending. In an American Banker Bankshot podcast, the LSTA’s Meredith Coffey discussed exactly why LIBOR is going away, what the replacement rate likely would be, and why this is important to bankers and borrowers (and students and homeowners!).

SOFR Above Tuesday?

For those that missed it – which, based on our email traffic, was no one – the published overnight SOFR rate jumped from 243 bps on Tuesday to 525 bps on Wednesday and then back to 255 bps on Thursday. So what happened to SOFR on Wednesday? We discuss below (and the ARRC explains in this helpful missive as well).