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
  • Settling a Loan Trade Video

    This video presented by Tess Virmani, SVP & Associate General Counsel, offers a high-level overview of the documents used to settle a loan trade.

  • 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
  • Hot Topics in the US Loan Market

    Hot Topics in the US Loan Market, including regulatory challenges resulting from new European data privacy rules and regulations, the Leveraged Lending Guidance, blockchain technology and green loans by Bridget Marsh, Executive Vice President & Deputy General Counsel.

  • Intro to the Market & Mechanics of Syndicated Loans

    Syndicated Loans: The Market and the Mechanics, a primer created for the Loan Market participant.

  • An Overview of the Syndicated Loan Market

    Article written by Bridget Marsh & Tess Virmani for The International Comparative Legal Guide to Lending & Secured Finance 2019

Level 3

LSTA University Level 3

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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.