April 11, 2019 - In observance of Good Friday in the United States, the Loan Syndications and Trading Association (LSTA) recommends treating Friday, April 19, 2019 as a loan market holiday for purposes of calculating delayed compensation under the LSTA standard forms of trade confirmation.

Delayed compensation accrues on loan market trades that do not settle within a set number of business days after trade date.  Business days do not include Saturdays, Sundays or any day the Federal Reserve Bank of New York is closed.  The LSTA recognizes both the New York Stock Exchange and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York holiday closings when making its recommendations.  The New York Stock Exchange will be closed on April 19, 2019 in observance of Good Friday.

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LSTA Newsletter – October 18, 2019

This week, we start by announcing that the LSTA is developing a “SOFR Compounded in Arrears” concept credit agreement. It is one more tool to help members internalize what a SOFR Loan Market might look like. Next, we provide an updated suite of documents on Primary Delayed Compensation. Finally, we offer a brief update on LSTA […]

Flashforward: LSTA Releases Draft SOFR “Concept Credit Agreement”

On October 1st the LSTA took the next step in its efforts to educate market participants on replacement benchmarks by distributing a draft “concept credit agreement” referencing a compounded average of daily SOFRs calculated in arrears (“Compounded SOFR in Arrears”).

LSTA Advocacy Update

Over the past two weeks the LSTA has continued its political advocacy with legislators and regulators on issues of importance to the loan market. Last week, Meredith Coffey and Elliot Ganz, Co-heads of the LSTA’s Public Policy Group, had the opportunity to join Congressman Greg Meeks (D. NY) for a free-ranging discussion over breakfast.

Primary Delayed Comp: Revised Drafts Released

The LSTA released revised drafts this week of the LSTA trading documents to be used in connection with the new Primary Delayed Compensation Protocol. Below are links to the clean drafts and blacklined documents marked to show changes since the last versions sent to you for your review.