Membership

Representing 65+ countries from around the globe

Membership

Membership of the LMA continues to grow and currently stands at over 750 organisations, which, without doubt, signifies the importance of our role in the market and that our positive work is appreciated by members.

There are two types of membership: Full and Associate.

Full members must be financial institutions and are likely to be loan arrangers, traders and other active participants in the loan market.

Associate members are likely to be law firms, rating agencies, accountancy firms, smaller financial institutions and other professionals with an interest in the market.


Associate membership is divided into four categories: Associate with UK office - Legal Firm; Associate with UK office - Other; Associate without UK office, and Associate - African Single Jurisdiction.

Information on membership categories and subscriptions

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Membership

750+

organisations are
members of the LMA

65+

Countries within our membership

Since our origins as an association founded to foster the secondary loan market in Europe, we have, over time, expanded our remit to cover the primary market - from corporate lending to real estate to pre-export finance - and taken our activities across the whole of EMEA, including the developing markets.

This expansion in our activities has gone hand in hand with continuing growth in our membership. We were founded by seven member banks from the UK, US, Japan and Switzerland. Our membership currently stands at 750+ organisations from 65+ countries.

Nevertheless, our original core objective, of promoting liquidity in the syndicated loan market, has not fundamentally changed. To achieve this objective, the LMA works in five main areas: documentation, market practice and guidance, loan operations, education, and dialogue with legislators and regulators.


Today, we are busier than we have ever been, as the range of services we now provide to members has grown exponentially, particularly in relation to the library of documents available and our educational offering.

More recently, the changing regulatory landscape and LIBOR reform is creating new challenges for us as we aim to protect the loan product from the adverse effects of new legislation and ensure
our documentation stays current.

Documentation & Market Guidelines

We endeavour to keep our documentation under constant review to ensure that it continues to meet the aims and needs of the primary and secondary loan markets.

Regulation & Lobbying

Regulatory changes often have unintended consequences, so we have a vital role in mitigating any possible negative impacts on the loan product, whether generally or in relation to specific sectors.

Education & Events

Over the last three years, over 25,000 delegates have participated in our Events Programme, which is a testament to the high standards of education we offer our members.

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. We seek to bring about increased efficiencies and standardisation.