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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LSTA Newsletter: January 24, 2020

This week we recap secondary trading for 2019, give an update on LIBOR transition in the U.K., and let you know that we’ve published a credit agreement for investment grade term loans.

LSTA Secondary Trading 2019 Executive Summary

After recording consecutive record highs during the fourth quarter of last year ($211 billion) and again during the first quarter of this year ($212 billion), secondary loan trading volumes decreased 10% in the second quarter, to $191 billion.

LSTA Publishes its Second Credit Agreement

Today the LSTA published a new addition to its document library – the LSTA’s Form of Credit Agreement – Investment Grade Term Loan. This form is designed for a standalone term loan for investment grade borrowers.