LMA Syndicated Loans Conference - Sponsorship 2011

Lead Sponsors

Bloomberg Professional

The BLOOMBERG PROFESSIONAL® service is the interactive financial information network that is Bloomberg’s core business. The BLOOMBERG PROFESSIONAL service provides real-time and historical pricing, indicative data, reporting, research, estimates, analytics, portfolio management tools, electronic trading and order management systems, multimedia events and electronic communications to Bloomberg customers in more than 150 countries, 24 hours a day, in a single integrated desktop solution that is securely accessible to Bloomberg users on any enabled PC or workstation as well as on handheld devices. Market participants use the BLOOMBERG PROFESSIONAL service every day to help them make informed business decisions and to execute transactions.



Clifford Chance

International law firm Clifford Chance combines the highest global standards with local expertise. Leading lawyers from different backgrounds and nationalities come together as one firm, offering unrivalled depth of legal resources across the key markets of the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East.

The firm focuses on the core areas of commercial activity: capital markets; corporate and M&A; finance and banking; real estate; tax, pensions and employment, and litigation and dispute resolution.

Through a strong understanding of clients' cultures and objectives, Clifford Chance draws on the full breadth of its legal skills to provide results-driven, commercial advice.



Standard & Poor's

Standard & Poor's, a subsidiary of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE:MHP), is the world's foremost provider of independent credit ratings, indices, risk evaluation, investment research and data. With offices in 23 countries and markets, Standard & Poor's is an essential part of the world's financial infrastructure and has played a leading role for 150 years in providing investors with the independent benchmarks they need to feel more confident about their investment and financial decisions.

In Europe, Standard & Poor’s operations were established in 1984, with offices in London, Frankfurt, Paris, Madrid, Milan, Stockholm, Moscow and more recently Dubai, Johannesburg and Tel Aviv.

For further information, please visit our leveraged finance website www.sandprecoveryratings.com.


Cocktail Sponsor


Debtdomain is the global leader in Web-based systems for loan syndication, secondary loan sales and agency. Debtdomain is a single Web application that supports contact management, sole and joint bookrunning, pipeline reporting and secure Web-based document distribution for primary, secondary and agency deals. You can run Debtdomain from home or on the road, and effortlessly share the system in real time among separate offices. More than 100 loan arrangers and agents globally use Debtdomain to manage their loan syndication businesses, launch deals and communicate with lenders.



Lunch Sponsor


Eversheds LLP and its worldwide offices have over 4,500 people who provide the full range of services to financial institutions, corporates and public sector clients through 47 international offices in 29 jurisdictions. Eversheds combines the resources and international capability of one of the world’s largest law firms with in-depth sector and local market knowledge which has allowed it to develop a reputation for innovation in service delivery, client care and technical excellence.




The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC)

For more than 35 years, The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation's (DTCC) family of companies has helped automate, centralize, standardize and streamline processes that are critical to the safety and soundness of the capital markets.

Through our subsidiaries, we provide clearing, settlement and information services for equities, corporate and municipal bonds, government and mortgage-backed securities, money market instruments and over-the-counter derivatives. In addition, DTCC is a leading processor of mutual funds and insurance transactions.

Through our Loan/SERV suite of services, we continue to build and expand the global infrastructure needed to support the syndicated loan market. By leveraging our expertise in processing bonds, equities and OTC derivatives, and our “at-cost” industry-owned governing structure, we remain committed to delivering cost-effective solutions that reduce risk, boost efficiencies, improve transparency and enable the syndicated loan market to grow in a changing financial and regulatory environment.

For more information on DTCC and Loan/SERV, please visit www.dtcc.com



Euroclear is the world’s largest provider of domestic and cross-border settlement and related services for bond, equity, derivatives and fund transactions. Euroclear Bank offers an automated, multi-currency post-trade service called LoanReach for syndicated loan transactions that reduces substantially the costs and risks associated with secondary market trade settlement. LoanReach shortens settlement cycles, automates the processing of transfer certificates and serves as a single access point to exchange loan information confidentially.

The Euroclear group includes the international central securities depository (CSD) Euroclear Bank, based in Brussels, as well as the national CSDs of Belgium, Finland, France, Ireland, Sweden, the Netherlands and the UK. Euroclear also owns Xtrakter, operator of the TRAX trade matching and transaction reporting service.

In 2010, the total value of securities transactions settled by the Euroclear group was more than EUR 526 trillion representing 150 million domestic and cross-border transactions, and held nearly EUR 22 trillion in assets for clients.




Markit is a leading, global financial information services company with over 2,200 employees. The company provides independent data, valuations, analytics and trade processing across all asset classes in order to enhance transparency, reduce risk and improve operational efficiency. Its client base includes the most significant institutional participants in the financial market place.

Markit’s global loan business handles the unique behavior of bank loans by providing an integrated platform for efficient end-to-end loan management. This includes portfolio management services, loan pricing, loan reference data, agent servicing portals, automated trade settlement, loan messaging hubs and counterparty identifiers and data.



Moody's Investors Service is a leading provider of credit ratings, research, and risk analysis. Moody's commitment and expertise contributes to transparent and integrated financial markets. The firm's ratings and analysis track debt covering more than 110 sovereign nations, 11,000 corporate issuers, 22,000 public finance issuers, and 102,000 structured finance obligations. Moody's Investors Service is a subsidiary of Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO), which reported revenue of $2 billion in 2010, employs approximately 4,500 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 26 countries. Further information is available at www.moodys.com.