On Friday, May 26, 2017, LSTA EVP Meredith Coffey and general counsel Elliot Ganz met with Craig Phillips, Counselor to Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin to discuss a number of regulatory issues impacting the loan market. The meeting was connected to an Executive Order on Core Principles for Regulating the United States Financial System (the “EO”) issued by president Trump early in February that enumerates “core principles” by which the administration will be guided in regulating the U.S. financial system. Most relevant to the loan market is a provision to “make regulation efficient, effective, and appropriately tailored.”
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