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Loan Operations

The operational and settlement aspects in the syndication process are far-reaching and have a significant impact on the efficiency of the transaction process. The LMA... Find out more

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Loan Operations Conference 2018

Save the date for our fourth annual Loan Operations Conference taking place on 4 June 2018 in London. More information to follow shortly.

Click here to find out about this year's conference held in June.

Escalation Matrix

To help drive down settlement times and increase efficiency, the Loan Servicing sub-committee has created an "Escalation Matrix" which can be accessed by contributing institutions .

The purpose of the matrix is to provide institutions with a direct line to a senior member in their trading counterpart, who may be able to progress, or explain, any delay to a transaction where communication between the two parties has broken down or become frustrated.

We invite all LMA members to participate in this initiative, by completing the template and sending to Nigel Houghton or Gemma Haley. Please contact us if you have any questions.


Embracing change at high speeds

Watch John Olesky, Managing Director and Head of Product Management at IHS Markit, talk at the 2017 Syndicated Loans Conference about the future of technology in loan operations.


Snap shot on the LMA’s European Loan Operations Committee

The LMA spoke to Doug Laurie, Director at Barclays and Chair of the LMA's European Loan Operations Committee, following its 2017 Loan Operations conference. Doug discusses the committee's current initiatives and how LMA members can provide their support with the long-term goal of improving operational efficiency and settlement times in the loan market.

An Introduction to Position Reconciliation

The LMA, with collaboration from the Market Initiatives sub-committee, has authored an introduction to position reconciliation. The article sets out what position reconciliation technology is and the benefits of adoptions for market practitioners.

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Liquidity and efficiency: sailing into the wind

On 19 September 2017, a panel of experts came together to discuss the opportunities awaiting the European syndicated loan market should it pull together to improve efficiency measures, chiefly evidenced by settlement statistics.