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LSTA and LMA Joint New York Conference

Our content rich conference covered cross border topics, including large cap and middle market trends, private credit, ESG, sanctions, geopolitical trends, and more. It was a terrific event where industry leaders share their insights and perspectives that you cannot hear anywhere else. Presentation now available to LSTA Members.

LIBOR Transition and Leveraged Loans: What 1Q22 Has Taught Us

The LSTA’s Meredith Coffey and Tess Virmani welcomed LevFin Insights’ Kerry Kantin and Covenant Review’s Ian Walker to a session drilling into SOFR lending themes that emerged in the first quarter of 2022. The first twenty minutes of the webcast focus on level setting and new SOFR loan originations, including volume, pricing and credit spread adjustment (“CSA”) trends.

LSTA and LMA Joint London Conference

The programme explored the latest market trends and legal developments on either side of the Atlantic with speakers being some of the most respected and senior professionals in the industry. Presentations available to LSTA Members.

Analysis of the Evolving US Sanctions on Russia and the Impact on the Loan Market

Crowell & Moring’s sanctions team provided guidance on the rapidly-changing U.S. sanctions against Russia, including measures against various Russian banks and Russia’s central bank, National Wealth Fund, and Ministry of Finance, and how these new sanctions can arise in syndicated loans and other lending arrangements, and loan trading. Presented by Robert Clifton Burns, Senior Counsel, Crowell & Moring LLP, Caroline E. Brown, Partner, Crowell & Moring LLP, Carlton Greene, Partner, Crowell & Moring LLP, Anand Sithian, Counsel, Crowell & Moring LLP, Nicole Sayegh Succar, Counsel, Crowell & Moring LLP and David (Dj) Wolff, Partner; Attorney at Law, Crowell & Moring LLP. Presentation and replay now available to LSTA members.

Climate Risk Study

Our speakers reviewed the findings of the recent Sia Partners Climate Risk Study of over 70 participants concluded in January of this year. Numerous LSTA members joined this effort. Presented by John Gustav - Partner, Sia Partners, Brendan D. Moriarty - Senior Manager, Sia Partners, Michael J. Ruder, - Special Counsel, Cadwalader, Wickerhsam & Taft LLP, Bradley P. Ziff - Senior Advisor and Operating Partner, Sia Partners and Tess Virmani - AGC & EVP - Public Policy, Head of ESG. Presentation and replay now available for LSTA Members.

The Situation in Ukraine: Implications for the Loan Market and the Global Economy

The security situation in Ukraine evolves by the day – if not the hour. Any escalation in conflict will have profound effects not only on those doing business in Ukraine and Russia but throughout Europe and the world. Members joined the LSTA’s Bridget Marsh and geopolitical risk advisor David Chmiel for this webinar. David assessed the current state of affairs in the region and considered potential policy responses by the US and its allies that will impact both the loan market and the global economy. Presentation and replay now available for LSTA Members.

Recent Developments in Bankruptcy Law – February 8, 2022

A presentation of recent decisions of interest to the lending community, including decisions on third-party releases (Purdue Pharma, Ascena, Le Centre, Markland), make-wholes (Hertz), disclosure requirement (Alix v. McKinsey), and attorneys (Golden Fleece Beverages, Summit Financial). Presented by Richard Levin, Partner at Jenner & Block and Elliot Ganz, General Counsel & Co-Head of Public Policy of the LSTA. Presentation, Replay and Additional Material available to LSTA Members.

It’s SOFR World! How Are CLOs and Loans Faring?

One month into SOFR Loan & CLO Origination, the Loan Syndications & Trading Association (LSTA), DealCatalyst and the Investment Management Due Diligence Association (IMDDA) invite you to hear from market experts Tal Reback, Director, KKR; Edwin Wilches, Managing Director,  Co-head Securitized Products, PGIM and Meredith Coffey, Executive Vice President, LSTA, on the strategies for success in the new paradigm.

Getting Under the Hood of CME Term SOFR: Understanding How It Works

The LSTA hosted CME Group in a discussion of exactly how CME Term SOFR was built, how it works, its robustness and contingency planning. Presented by Meredith Coffey, EVP, Head of Research, Co-Head of Public Policy, LSTA, Gavin Lee, CEO of CME Group Benchmark Admin Limited, CME Group, Mark Rogerson, ED, EMEA Head of Interest Rate Products, CME Group and Tess Virmani, EVP, Associate General Counsel, Head of ESG, LSTA. Presentation and replay now available to 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.

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CLOs: Prices Move, Fundamentals Hold

The markets have been moving hard…have CLOs been a bastion of stability? The LSTA’s Meredith Coffey discusses both the price movements and the fundamental stability…

LSTA Revised Agreements

The LSTA continues to add to its suite of documents that is made available to all members on its website.