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Primary Delayed Compensation: Drafts Released

Yesterday, the LSTA released drafts of the LSTA trading documents to be used in connection with the new Primary Delayed Compensation Protocol. Below, please find links to the clean drafts and blacklines marking the changes to the current versions of the Par/Near Par Trade Confirmation and Standard Terms and Conditions for Par/Near Par Trades.

Primary Delayed Compensation – Will You Be Ready?

If you are looking for artwork that would both decorate your office space and also would help implement the new Primary Delayed Compensation Protocol, look no further! The LSTA has developed flowcharts focusing on Primary Allocations, Early Day Trades and Post Funding Trades that illustrate how Delayed Compensation is to be applied on a step-by-step basis. And if a picture is not necessarily worth a thousand words, we’ve also provided the Primary Delayed Compensation Protocol together with a Glossary of Terms.

The LSTA Board Approves a New Primary Markets Delayed Compensation Protocol

On Tuesday, October 23rd, the LSTA Board adopted a primary delayed compensation protocol (the “Protocol”) that represents an important step in furthering the LSTA’s mission of promoting a fair, orderly, efficient and growing corporate loan market. The Protocol will go into effect on January 1, 2020 and will apply to all “primary” allocations i.e., allocations of new money in connection with new-issue syndications and amendments of existing deals.

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Primary Delayed Compensation Protocol

The Protocol applies to a “Primary Allocation” which is an allocation of new money by a syndicate desk in connection with either (i) a new issue syndication or (ii) an amendment of an existing Credit Agreement. In addition, the Protocol affects when-issued secondary trades by (i) changing what constitutes an Early Day Trade and (ii) […]