Improving liquidity, efficiency and transparency in the primary and secondary syndicated loan markets in EMEA
Our key objective is improving liquidity, efficiency and transparency in the primary and secondary syndicated loan markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). By establishing sound, widely accepted market practice, we seek to promote the syndicated loan as one of the key debt products available to borrowers across the region.
As the authoritative voice of the syndicated loan market in EMEA, we work with lenders, law firms, borrowers and regulators to educate the market about the benefits of the syndicated loan product, and to remove barriers to entry for new participants.
Since the establishment of the LMA in 1996, our membership has grown steadily and currently stands at 760 organisations covering 69 countries, comprising commercial and investment banks, institutional investors, law firms, service providers and rating agencies.
We work in five main areas: documentation, market practice and guidance, loan operations, education, and dialogue with legislators and regulators.