December 7, 2020 - As the challenges of 2020 wind down and the holidays approach, we are heartened  by the recent news of rapid advances towards the deployment of vaccines that will allow us to interact with family, friends and business associates on a more normal  basis.

Through it all, the corporate loan community has risen to challenges that fell so rapidly onto the doorstep  of our markets. Collaborating closely and constructively with our members, your team at the LSTA has worked hard to fulfill the LSTA’s mission to promote a fair, orderly, efficient corporate loan  market. The pandemic has reinforced that information sharing, transparency and open communication are vital pillars of partnership. While we live in a time where the old-testament plagues still threaten our lives and livelihoods, we are equally fortunate that human ingenuity and enterprise has developed technologies that have kept communications and markets open and capital flowing, particularly to those in need of it.

Beginning with the earliest news of the spread of COVID-19 the LSTA staff and Board of Directors stepped-up to help our members navigate the volatile markets and the changing economic policy and regulatory responses to the pandemic. The LSTA team continues to provide information and light the path with articles, notices, whitepapers, podcasts and webinars to help you negotiate the challenges of the pandemic and the volatile economic environment it has brought.

Recently we concluded the LSTA 2020 Annual Conference which was held as a virtual series over eight sessions between October 19th and November 12th. Nearly 2,000 members attended  one or more of the sessions benefitting from our  content rich and timely  discussions. Here is a link recapping the critical  takeaways from the LSTA 2020 Annual Conference available exclusively to LSTA members.

I wish you all a very happy, healthy and safe holiday season.

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Market Advisory on FIRPTA

The LSTA published a Market Advisory which discusses the implications of The Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (“FIRPTA”).