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.

Level 1

LSTA University Level 1
  • Intro to Syndicated Loans

    A primer brought to you by S & P Global that dissects all aspects of syndicated loans.

  • Intro to the Market & Mechanics of Syndicated Loans

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

  • Investing in U.S. Senior Secured Institutional Term Loans

    The U.S. senior secured institutional term loan asset class provides a number of benefits to investors, including a floating-rate coupon, a large and liquid market, lower credit and interest-rate risk than high-yield bonds, and many ways to gain exposure.

  • Understanding the U.S. Senior Secured Loan Market

    Investors in loans like their short duration, high position in the capital structure and their floating-rate attribute that has resulted in better returns than other fixed income instruments. LSTA Executive Director Bram Smith met with four leading loan market participants to discuss the current state of the market, the issues it faces, and how senior loans can enhance institutional portfolios.

Level 2

LSTA University Level 2
  • Secondary Market Monthly (January 2024)

    After rallying across the last two months of 2023, loans took a breather in January as the market digested a wave of repricings and refinancings sparked by strong investor demand, scant new lending, and the priciest secondary market since May 2022.

  • Secondary Trading & Settlement Monthly (Jan 2024) *NEW*

    LSTA secondary loan trading volume increased a massive 48% in January (over December) to a 10-month high of $66 billion. But of course, the month of December was once again a very easy comp to beat at just $45 billion.  Conversely, a year-over-year comparison revealed a decline of 6% in trade activity.

Level 3

LSTA University Level 3
  • Senior Loans: A Closer Look

    Over the past three decades, the senior loan market has grown  from relatively modest beginnings into an essential element of corporate finance, playing a core-plus role in institutional fixed-income allocations.  In 2018, the S&P/LSTA Leveraged Loan Index, an indicator of market size, surpassed $1 trillion in outstandings.

  • Trade Data Study: Fourth Quarter 2023 *New*

    The LSTA presents the results of the fourth quarter Secondary Trading & Settlement Study and discusses trends and analysis that will shape the direction of the market in 2023.  Presented by Ted Basta, EVP of Market Analytics and Investor Strategy, and Hugo Pereira, VP of Analytics and Strategy of the LSTA.

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