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LSTA Publishes Market Advisory on FinCen’s Customer Due Diligence Rule

The US Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) published new Customer Due Diligence Requirements for Financial Institutions (the “CDD Rule” which became effective on May 11, 2018.  When FinCEN published the CDD Rule, it noted that beneficial ownership identification and verification of legal entities is one of the core elements of customer due diligence (CDD) and should be a requirement of any covered financial institution’s anti money laundering (AML) program.  The CDD Rule contains explicit CDD requirements for certain financial institutions under the Bank Secrecy Act and requires those financial institutions to identify and verify the identity of the beneficial owners of certain legal entity customers.

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Mark-to-Market Monthly November Summary

Last month in this space we boldly wrote “there is a silver lining for loans: they appear to be oversold”. And sure enough, following its worst monthly print this year (-0.45% in October) the S&P/LSTA Leveraged Loan Index (LLI) produced a four-month best 0.6% November return.

Demystifying the LSTA’s SOFR Concept Credit Agreement

Last week the LSTA hosted its Demystifying the LSTA’s SOFR Credit Agreement webcast presented by Jeffrey Nagle of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, the LSTA’s project counsel, and the LSTA’s Tess Virmani.

Semi-Annual Oil & Gas Industry Update Presentation

Energy finance practitioners from Haynes and Boone, LLP will discuss current energy finance topics, including the latest trends in oil and gas finance. The presentation was done by Eli Columbus, Partner, Bankruptcy Practice Group, Kraig Grahmann, Partner, Energy Finance Practice Group, Kim Mai, Associate, Commodities Trading & Finance Practice Group & Jeff Nichols, Co-Chair of […]

LIBOR: The Future of Forward Looking Term SOFR

The syndicated loan market would really like an IOSCO-compliant Forward Looking Term SOFR to develop. If such a rate developed, it would solve several problems inherent in SOFR.