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: June 2021 Executive Summary *NEW*

    The secondary loan market continued to produce gains on lower rated credits, as the riskiest loans drove returns yet again. The S&P LSTA Leveraged Loan Index (LLI) returned 0.37% in June, down from the prior two months where the index registered a return of 0.58% in May and 0.51% in April.

  • Secondary Trading & Settlement Monthly - May 2021 Executive Summary

    LSTA secondary loan trading volume dipped 8% in May to a five-month low $63.8B.  While May represented the second month in a row where volumes declined, the March ’21 comp was somewhat of an outlier at $75.3B.

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.

  • LSTA Secondary Trade Settlement Study: First Quarter 2021

    This presentation is from our first quarter 2021 LSTA Secondary Trading & Settlement Study.  Presented by Ted Basta, LSTA EVP –Analysis & Investor Strategy.

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Term SOFR: Loans, CLOs in Scope!

By Meredith Coffey. This morning, the ARRC released best practice recommendations for the use of a SOFR Term Rate.