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
considerable collaboration with the Secondary Sub-Committee, the LMA has produced
a trade recap template. Its purpose is to prompt lenders with the required
details necessary to complete a trade confirmation.
This video interview with John Breslin, Partner at Maples and Calder, considers the Credit Reporting Act 2013 which establishes a central credit register operating on a statutory basis in Ireland.
To help drive down settlement times and increase efficiency, an "Escalation Matrix" has been created, which seeks 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.
The LMA, with collaboration from the Loan Servicing sub-committee, has added three more publications to its desktop series. The desktop series act as operational guides for teams to refer to when carrying out their day-to-day activities.
DS5 – Fees
DS6 – Prepayments
DS7 – Breaks
The LMA and LSTA have together launched a standard Administrative Details Form ("ADF") to be used in transactions globally. Both Associations are delighted to announce this publication as part of their ongoing commitment to support operational efficiency initiatives across the global market.
The ADF template is the result of considerable collaborative work by both the LMA and LSTA's Operations Committees. Whilst not all fields will be relevant to every transaction, it is hoped this template will constitute a market standard for communicating key administrative details. It is hoped that broad based adoption of the ADF will lead to efficiencies in both time and effort in compiling this detail.
The LMA Agency Committee has produced an Agency Details Form, which is to be used alongside the Global Administrative Details Form. The form compiles key agent and settlement details which should be used as a template in transactions. By adopting the global and agency ADF in conjunction, it is hoped that administrative burdens will be streamlined.
In May 2018, LMA revisions to Chapter 17 of the JMLSG Guidance on the prevention of money laundering and the financing of terrorism in the UK financial services industry went live on the JMLSG website. It is hoped these revisions to Chapter 17, which relate specifically to syndicated lending, will aid the market in driving down settlement times when fully adopted by institutions.