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(Preliminary) Results Are In!

LSTA members should be well apprised of the ARRC consultation on syndicated loans for which the comment period recently ended. Several of the key questions in that consultation are “what is the right fallback rate (eg, forward looking term SOFR, compounded SOFR (in advance or in arrears) or overnight SOFR)” and “how to create a spread adjustment that makes secured, risk-free SOFR more like LIBOR”.

LSTA Hosts Syndicated Lending and Antitrust Issues Webinar

On November 8, the LSTA hosted a webinar on “Antitrust Issues in Syndicated Loan Transactions” presented by Olivier Antoine, Scott Lessne, and Dan Zelenko of Crowell & Moring.  Although syndicated loan arrangements undoubtedly foster efficiencies for both borrowers and lenders and competition by increasing the overall availability of credit and by spreading risk amongst a group of lenders, the potential exists for the creation of anti-competition agreements and for the impermissible sharing of information at critical points in the syndication process.

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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 […]