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1. Collection of Personal Information from Site Visitors

The LSTA automatically collects and/or tracks (1) the home server domain names, e-mail addresses, type of client computer, and type of Web browser of visitors to the LSTA’s Website, (2) the e-mail addresses of visitors that communicate with the LSTA, (3) information knowingly provided by the visitor in registration forms, and surveys, and (4) information on what pages visitors access.

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When a visitor performs a search on the LSTA’s search engine, the LSTA records information identifying the visitor or linking the visitor to the search performed. As necessary to provide service, the LSTA does record limited information for every search request and uses that information only to solve technical problems with the service and to calculate overall usage statistics.

2. Use of Personal Data Collected

Personal data collected by the LSTA will be used by the LSTA for editorial and feedback purposes, for marketing and promotional purposes, for a statistical analysis of users’ behavior, for product development, for content improvement, to inform advertisers as to how many visitors have seen or clicked on their advertisements, and to customize content and layout of the LSTA’s Website. Data on visitors’ home servers is aggregated for internal review and then discarded. Names, postal and e-mail addresses, and phone numbers collected may be added to the LSTA’s databases and used for future calls and mailings regarding site updates, new products and services, upcoming events, and status of orders placed online.

3. Disclosure of Personal Data to Third Parties

By accessing and using the LSTA Website, you understand and agree that the LSTA may post on its Website any information collected from you, and may share, lease, sell, or otherwise disclose data to third parties without further notice to you.

Through the use of third party cookies, advertisers will be electronically notified when visitors view or click on their advertisements.

4. Collection of Personal Data from Children

The LSTA’s Website is not intended for use by children under the age of 18. The LSTA does not intentionally collect or post personally identifying information from children under the age of 18. The LSTA does not intentionally provide any personally identifying information collected from children under the age of 18, regardless of its source, to any third party for any purpose whatsoever.

5. LSTA’s Right to Contact User

The LSTA reserves the right to contact site visitors regarding membership status and changes to the subscriber agreement, privacy policy, or any other policies or agreements relevant to site visitors.

6. LSTA’s Right to Change Privacy Policy

The LSTA reserves the right to change this policy at any time by notifying visitors of the existence and location of the new or revised privacy policy. The effectiveness of any notification of policy changes by the LSTA is not conditional upon any acknowledgement from visitors.

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LSTA Newsletter: February 21, 2020

This week, we start off in the markets, comparing defaults (low but rising), leverage (high but edging down), and yields (low and lowering). We move to LIBOR, announcing the new SOFR Index and Averages, and reminding members of our weekly call. We shift to the courts, providing an update on our Madden vs Midland amicus. […]

Market: Defaults, Structure & Pricing

Loan defaults climbed (slightly) this month and leveraged M&A structures have been more conservative in the last three months. These two facts likely are unrelated.

SOFR Index (and Averages) are Coming!

he SOFR Index (and Averages) have created considerable buzz in the loan space. The good news: Last week, the New York Fed announced it would start publishing them on March 2nd. The bad news: Due to various loan idiosyncrasies, these tools – while still beneficial! – may be less useful than for other asset classes. We explain all below.

LSTA Newsletter: February 14, 2020

This week, we start off talking about how “loans as securities” might morph into “loans as direct loans”. On a related(ish) note, we also discuss direct lending trends. We dig into LBO trends, looking at now (2019) and then (2007). And, finally, we ponder the evolution to SOFR (and, specifically, cash spread adjustments).

LBOs: Less Leverage? More Flex!

An eternal question is “How do the current crop of leveraged loans compare to the 2007 vintage?” Today we have an answer. Covenant Review recently compared recent jumbo LBOs to their pre-crisis counterparts