Core Curriculum

Foundational resources that cut across job functions that all market participants should know

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Level 1

LSTA University Level 1
  • Glossary of Syndicated Loan Market Terms

    A PDF glossary of syndicated loan market terms brought to you by Practical Law and the Loan Syndications and Trading Association.

  • Green Loan Principles

    The Green Bond Principles are internationally recognized voluntary issuance guidelines that promote transparency, disclosure and reporting in the green bond market.

  • LSTA Glossary of Terms

    We hope that this glossary helps our members and industry participants to better learn and understand the acronyms, terms, and buzzwords that we often take for granted that everyone understands

  • Sustainability Linked Loan Principles (SLLP)

    This voluntary framework represents the next step in collaborating to develop global standards for sustainable lending.

Level 2

LSTA University Level 2

Level 3

LSTA University Level 3
  • Global Legal Insights: Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Regulation 2021 *New*
    The LSTA’s Bridget Marsh and Josias Dewey of Holland & Knight LLP weighed in for Global Legal Group’s Global Legal Insights’ Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Regulation chapter, where they cover the loan market, blockchain, and smart contracts.  This article provides a brief description of the loan market and its participants to put the 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 from these new technologies.  Click on this link to read the article online.
  • Practical Law Loan Trends Article *NEW*

    The leveraged loan market started 2020 in a “business as usual” fashion; lenders faced a competitive environment and many borrowers continued to secure flexible terms in their loan agreements.

  • Expert Q&A LIBOR Replacement and the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR)

    An expert Q&A with Meredith Coffey of Loan Syndications and Trading Association (LSTA) on issues and considerations related to benchmark reform in the US and the replacement of USD LIBOR with the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR).

  • Current Trends in LIBOR Successor Rate Provisions

    This Article examines LIBOR successor rate provisions in recently filed credit agreements contained in Practical Law What’s Market.

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Trading Reorg Equity

On February 25th, the LSTA hosted a webinar, “Trading Reorg Equity”, presented by Alston & Bird partners, Russell Chiappetta, Mark McElreath, Ken Rothenberg, and James…

How to KISS for RFR Multicurrency Facilities

This week the LSTA circulated an initial draft of the LSTA's Simple RFR Multicurrency Concept Document. This draft references the relevant risk-free rate (RFR) for…

Flooring It! LIBOR vs. SOFR

Interest rate floors have been in flux in the past year – and floor economics currently are moving against lenders. Prior to the Covid-19 crisis,…