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Cannabis Recap

On Wednesday, the LSTA hosted a webinar, “Cannabis: Banking & Investing” presented by Matthew Kittay of Fox Rothschild. With the majority of states permitting cannabis use for medical reasons and nearly a dozen others having legalised such use entirely (only three states continue to maintain a zero tolerance for such use), attention is now focused on when and how cannabis use will become legal on the federal level.

PLC Canada Published Today Joint Piece on CBA and LSTA MCAPs

LSTA’s Bridget Marsh and Practical Law Canada Finance’s Lydia Salvi together have authored a note explaining the Model Credit Agreement Provisions published by the LSTA and those published by the Canadian Bankers Association, an association founded in Montreal in 1891 whose members are the domestic banks and foreign bank subsidiaries and branches operating in Canada.

LSTA Update on our LatAm Initiative

LSTA’s Bridget Marsh recently sat down with Euromoney to discuss the LSTA’s LatAm Initiative on which she’ll present at the Euromoney Latin America Syndicated Loans Conference in Miami from September 28th – 29th. 

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LSTA Newsletter – October 18, 2019

This week, we start by announcing that the LSTA is developing a “SOFR Compounded in Arrears” concept credit agreement. It is one more tool to help members internalize what a SOFR Loan Market might look like. Next, we provide an updated suite of documents on Primary Delayed Compensation. Finally, we offer a brief update on LSTA […]

Flashforward: LSTA Releases Draft SOFR “Concept Credit Agreement”

On October 1st the LSTA took the next step in its efforts to educate market participants on replacement benchmarks by distributing a draft “concept credit agreement” referencing a compounded average of daily SOFRs calculated in arrears (“Compounded SOFR in Arrears”).

LSTA Advocacy Update

Over the past two weeks the LSTA has continued its political advocacy with legislators and regulators on issues of importance to the loan market. Last week, Meredith Coffey and Elliot Ganz, Co-heads of the LSTA’s Public Policy Group, had the opportunity to join Congressman Greg Meeks (D. NY) for a free-ranging discussion over breakfast.

Primary Delayed Comp: Revised Drafts Released

The LSTA released revised drafts this week of the LSTA trading documents to be used in connection with the new Primary Delayed Compensation Protocol. Below are links to the clean drafts and blacklined documents marked to show changes since the last versions sent to you for your review.