It’s easy to learn about the loan market industry.

As you scroll down the page, you’ll see 5 industry sections, and within each of those sections, we’ve further divided the content into 3 levels:

Level 1 is the foundational and/or junior level content for all market participants interested in learning the fundamentals about the industry; an introductory view of a particular loan market topic.

Level 2 is the intermediate level content for those professionals that want to dig deeper into specific subject areas and have already grasped the foundational content.

Level 3 is the advanced level content for those professionals needing to maintain their credentials, interested in staying relevant, and looking for real-time updates on timely industry information.

Core Curriculum

The LSTA is the leading advocate for the syndicated loan market. Membership in the LSTA offers numerous benefits and opportunities—which include access to LSTA University. Here, you can better understand loan market standards, market practices, and current loan market issues, and access foundational resources. This section enables all of our members to build a strong baseline knowledge base of the loan market industry.

Advocacy & Regulatory

What you need to know in today’s environment. LSTA advocates on behalf of all participants in the syndicated loan market, working directly with regulators and legislators to maintain a fair, orderly, and efficient marketplace that engenders confidence.

Data & Analysis

Leverage the analysis we continuously aggregate from our members, coupled with our industry insights. We share a wide range of high-quality data and analysis, including 360-degree quantitative insights into the loan market’s performance and growth through trade data, settlement time statistics for par and distressed trades, shift dates, and more.

Legal & Documentation

What you need to know about originating and trading loans may be found here. The basics of credit agreements, trading loans on standard LSTA agreements, and analysis of legal and regulatory trends are discussed.

Operations

This section of our University provides members with operational advice, guidance, and assistance on the rules and regulations around how the trading process should occur. Drawing on our expertise in operations, documentation, and data-driven analytics, we identify best practices for MEIs, CUSIPs, FpML, and more.

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LIBOR: Soup to Nuts in 30 Minutes

On Thursday, some 600 members attended the LSTA’s “The End of LIBOR: The Big Picture” webcast, a reference presentation intended help folks quickly come up to speed on i) Why LIBOR is ending, ii) what is the anticipated replacement rate (SOFR), what are its variants and how do they behave, iii) status and key steps for replacing LIBOR loans with SOFR loans and iv) key resources. Our next LIBOR webcast – “Demystifying the LSTA’s SOFR Concept Credit Agreement” – will take place on December 3rd.

Global Legal Insights to: Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Regulation 2020

This article called The Loan Market, Blockchain, and Smart Contracts: The Potential For Transformative Change provides a brief description of the loan market and its participants to put our conversation in context, sets out the basics of blockchain technology, reviews the concept of “smart contracts”, and examines how the primary and secondary loan markets can benefit […]

Loan Market Holiday – Thanksgiving Day – November 28, 2019

In observance of Thanksgiving Day, the Loan Syndications and Trading Association (LSTA) recommends treating Thursday, November 28, 2019 as a loan market holiday for purposes of calculating delayed compensation under the LSTA standard forms of trade confirmation.

LSTA Newsletter: November 15, 2019

This week, we start off with a SOFR loan spotting (yes, Virginia, there is a SOFR loan!). We move on to another rising loan type: Sustainability linked loans – what they are, how they are measured and how their volumes are changing. We also dip into the markets, checking in on how loan terms and […]

The End of LIBOR: Understanding the Big Picture Presentation

LIBOR is very likely to end shortly after the end of 2021. But why is it ending, what will replace it…and what should loan market participants do to prepare? The End of LIBOR: Understanding the Big Picture Presentation presented on Thursday, November 14, 2019 by Meredith Coffey, LSTA EVP – Research and Public Policy; Alternative […]