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Middle Market Migration: Understanding Current Terms

In its final CLE program of 2018 on December 20th, the LSTA hosted an expert group of speakers to discuss current market trends in the middle market. “Understanding Current Market Trends in the Middle Market: What’s In / What’s Out?”, moderated by Linda Filardi of Capital One, offered diverse perspectives, including those of arranger, direct lender, investor and borrower, which were represented by Carolyn Alford of King & Spalding, Michael Blumberg of Varagon, Brad Charchut of Bain Capital Credit, Martha Gurwit of Antares Capital, Nanette McNally of AEA Investors, LP and Josh Tinkelman of Latham & Watkins.  Looking back, 2018 was a year of document awareness.

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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.