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LSTA Publishes its Second Credit Agreement

Today the LSTA published a new addition to its document library – the LSTA’s Form of Credit Agreement – Investment Grade Term Loan. This form is designed for a standalone term loan for investment grade borrowers.

LSTA’s Recap of Brexit: Britain To Withdraw

Today, the LSTA hosted a webinar, “Brexit: Britain to Withdraw on January 31st”, presented by Clifford Chance Partner, Simon Crown. The UK has been stuck in a holding pattern since the 2016 Brexit referendum, but that was broken by the results of the UK’s General Election, which took place on December 12th, when the UK’s Conservative Party were returned to government with a strong majority in the House of Commons.

The Borrower’s Argument for Hardwired Fallbacks

According to recent research by Fitch, borrowers should have a compelling appetite for “hardwired” LIBOR fallbacks. The downside risk of the amendment fallback – ending up in Prime – may be more likely than borrowers appreciate and the cash flow and ratings implications could be material. We discuss all below.

Credit Ratings and ESG (Part II)

In a recent webcast “ESG and Cyber in Credit Ratings”, Jim Hempstead, Managing Director, Global Project & Infrastructure Finance and Brendan Sheehan, VP-Senior Analyst-Environmental, Social & Governance, presented on how Moody’s Investors Service incorporate ESG considerations in Moody’s credit ratings.

ESG Hits the Mainstream

We all saw the increase in media coverage last year of the implications of ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) factors in the financial markets and that trend has only been accelerating. Indeed, ESG has hit the mainstream. Perhaps nowhere was that as clearly on display as in Larry Fink’s CEO Letter this week.

ESG Comes To The Loan Market

Today we distributed to LSTA Members the Exposure Draft of the LSTA’s ESG Diligence Questionnaire which is available here.

2019: The Year in Numbers

A review of 2019 U.S. syndicated lending data reveals several interrelated macro trends. From the borrower side, there appeared to be less appetite to utilize the syndicated loan market. From an investor perspective, the year was marked by recovery, risk-off and the rebound dynamics. Below, we discuss the dynamics and dig into the data.

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LSTA Publishes its Second Credit Agreement

Today the LSTA published a new addition to its document library – the LSTA’s Form of Credit Agreement – Investment Grade Term Loan. This form is designed for a standalone term loan for investment grade borrowers.

LSTA Newsletter – January 17, 2020

A short one this week: one article on the borrower’s arguments for “hardwired” LIBOR fallbacks, and another article on the latest in what the LSTA is doing in the ESG space. Oh–and a friendly reminder to treat MLK Day as a holiday for delayed comp purposes.

LSTA’s Recap of Brexit: Britain To Withdraw

Today, the LSTA hosted a webinar, “Brexit: Britain to Withdraw on January 31st”, presented by Clifford Chance Partner, Simon Crown. The UK has been stuck in a holding pattern since the 2016 Brexit referendum, but that was broken by the results of the UK’s General Election, which took place on December 12th, when the UK’s Conservative Party were returned to government with a strong majority in the House of Commons.