January 14, 2021 - The Business Loans Coalition has released the latest two episodes of its podcast, Business Loans Radio, both of which look ahead to the loan market’s top advocacy issues for 2021.

In the first episode, released last week, host Phillip Black talks with LSTA general counsel Elliot Ganz to discuss the federal election results and the implications of the election for the loan market. Ganz and Black also discuss the top advocacy issues for the loan market in 2021.

In the second episode, Black sits down with LSTA executive director Lee Shaiman to discuss the loan market economic impact study that the LSTA commissioned and released last year. The study highlights the direct impacts the loan market has on the economy and thus balances the recent public discussions of the loan market that seem to have focused exclusively on the market’s risks.

These and past and future episodes of Business Loans Radio can be found on the BLC website and can also be accessed through Spotify and Google Podcasts. Business Loans Radio comes out once a month but bonus episodes are also frequently released.

Though the episodes are available to the general public, to be notified of the release of each new episode you need to be a member of the Business Loans Coalition, the LSTA’s grassroots advocacy affiliate. Signing up is free and can be done here.

In his discussion with Black, Ganz highlighted the top issues in Washington the LSTA is monitoring as we enter 2021. Included are Volcker and the Congressional Review Act, bankruptcy reform, CLO risk retention, bills focused on private equity, shadow banking and direct lending, ESG and LIBOR transition. Ganz also discusses the transition to a new administration at the regulatory agencies of interest.

In addition to the economic impact study, Shaiman discusses his background in the loan and CLO markets as a practitioner and how it has differed from his time at the helm of the LSTA. He also offers his own opinion as to what we’ll be watching most closely in Washington in 2021.

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