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2022 Annual Member Meeting

LSTA's Virtual Annual Member Meeting will be taking place on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 3:15PM (ET). Registration will open early January 2022 and will be available for LSTA Members.

Conflicts of Interest: A Practical Roadmap

This program explored basic conflicts of interest rules, including: the general prohibition on adversity to current clients; the definition of “client” for conflicts purposes (including corporations, associations, estates and others). Presented by Thomas E. Spahn, Partner at McGuireWoods LLP. Presentation and replay now available for LSTA Members.

Overview of Global Regulatory Developments in ESG Reporting for Funds & Selected ESG-Related Deal Trends

As 2021 draws to a close, members joined our panel of experts to look back at this year’s regulatory developments, what to expect next year and what this all means for European and US funds. Presented by Greg Brown, Partner, Allen & Overy LLP – London, Elizabeth Leckie, Partner, Allen & Overy LLP – New York, Ken Rivlin, Head of the International Environmental Law Group and co-head of the International Trade and Regulatory Law Group, Allen & Overy – New York and Kelly Sporn, Senior Policy Advisor, Allen & Overy LLP – London. Presentation and replay now open to LSTA Members.

Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace

Companies across all industries are facing increasing pressure from various stakeholders within and outside the company to disclose workforce demographics, staff projects with diverse employees, and take other affirmative measures to improve workforce diversity. Presented by Esther G. Lander and Richard G. Rabin both Partners from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. Presentation and replay now available to LSTA Members.

Semi-Annual Oil & Gas Industry December 2021 Update

Energy finance and bankruptcy practitioners from Haynes and Boone, LLP discussed current energy finance topics, including the latest trends in oil and gas finance. Presented by Kraig Grahmann, Partner & Head of the Energy Finance Practice Group, Haynes and Boone, LLP, Jeff Nichols, Co-Chair of Energy Practice Group, Haynes and Boone, LLP, Kelli Norfleet, Partner, Bankruptcy & Restructuring Practice Group, Haynes and Boone, LLP and Gilbert Porter, Partner & Co-Chair of Global Projects Practice Group, Haynes and Boone, LLP. Presentation & replay now available to Members.

Recent Developments in Bankruptcy Law – November 16, 2021

A presentation of recent proposed bankruptcy-related legislation, academic articles and judicial decisions of interest to the lending community. Presented by Elliot Ganz, General Counsel & Co-Head of Public Policy, LSTA and Richard Levin, Partner, Jenner & Block. Presentation & Material now available to members.

ESG Instrument Ratings, including ESG Scores for Leveraged Finance Entities and Transactions

In this session we took a look at the component parts of an ESG framework and instrument rating. We looked at how loans with a strong ESG framework from corporate entities in some sectors may achieve lower ESG instrument ratings than conventional loans from ESG ‘pure players’, and how Sustainable Fitch’s ESG analysis framework looked beyond labelling to ESG fundamentals. Presented by Andrew Steel, Global Head of Sustainable Finance, Fitch Ratings and Tess Virmani, Associate General Counsel, EVP Public Policy, LSTA. Presentation and Replay Now Available to LSTA Members.

Cyber is Coming to a Loan Near You!

Members joined us for a discussion with Latham & Watkins LLP partners on cybersecurity. Our expert panelists covered the current state of play in all things cyber, the modern cybersecurity landscape, escalating regulatory environment and costs, risks to capital raising and diligencing and mitigating the risk. Presented by Robert Blamires, Counsel, Latham & Watkins LLP, Antony “Tony” Kim, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP, Jane Summers, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP and Bridget Marsh – Executive Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, LSTA. Presentation and replay now available to Members.

LSTA/Fitch Young Professional Lunch and Learn – Liquidity, Performance, Defaults & Recoveries

This three-part lunch and learn series was moderated by LSTA VP of Market Analytics and Strategy, Kenny Riaz, it featured six industry experts who provided participants with a deeper understanding of the loan market. We ended our series by looking into the inner working of loans, where we will focus on liquidity, performance, ratings and defaults. Presented by Ted Basta, EVP of Market Analytics & Investor Strategy, LSTA and Eric Rosenthal, Senior Director, Leveraged Finance, Fitch Ratings. Replay will not be made available for this event.

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OCC Delivers on Climate Promise

LSTA's Tess Virmani, AGC & EVP – Public Policy, Head of ESG, looks into OCC draft supervisory principles on climate risk.

Why LIBOR Transition Really is Like Y2K

How is LIBOR Transition really like Y2K? The LSTA’s Meredith Coffey explains (and owns) the analogy and discusses today’s SOFR economics and tomorrow’s workstreams.