March 16, 2021 - Wherever you sit – whether sell-side, buy-side, agent, custodian, trustee, fund administrator or vendor – the role of the operations professional continues to evolve as the market adopts new technologies, processes, and protocols to drive greater efficiency and reduce risk. The past year has seen many changes that will be explored by subject matter experts at the LSTA’s OpsCon 2021.  Here are some issues we’ll explore:

  • The Primary Delayed Compensation Protocol is one year old today.    Have settlement times and loan servicing processes improved over the past year?  Our agents and buy-side panelists will be asked tough questions to determine how they can work together to embrace change and agree upon modifications to drive efficiency and resiliency.  
  • Banking regulators have said new LIBOR loans must cease “as soon as practicable”, but no later than 12/31/21. This means you better have a roadmap to handle post-LIBOR Ops in 6 months!  Do you know how?   This panel will discuss how to operationalize different post-LIBOR rates…all at the same time.   
  • Private credit is the big growth sector. Have you dipped your operational toes into this market yet? If it continues to expand, odds are that someday you will.  Our panel will discuss recent trends in direct lending, offer comparisons to the syndicated loan market and determine if operational best practices and procedures would help to facilitate your entry into this arena.
  • It has become very apparent that operations professionals must identify, own, and manage operational risks and the controls to mitigate such risks. Are you confident that you fully understand both to avoid operational losses? Our panel will explore the risks and provide essential documentation, workflow, and behavior changes to minimize the chances of terrible outcomes.

Expect to walk away with the insights and tools needed to excel in what has proven to be an ever-changing landscape.   

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