News & Publications

We endeavour to keep our members informed about the initiatives and projects that we are working on via a monthly update e-newsletter, press releases and quarterly e-bulletins for Real Estate Finance and Developing Markets.

We also produce a range of guides and books to broaden our members' understanding of different aspects of the loan market.

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As part of our new sustainability drive, all our guides are available in digital format only. We only produce hard copies of guides that are new.


Press Release: Results of members' survey: outlook for the syndicated loan market 2022

In November 2021, we surveyed our membership on the outlook for the syndicated loan market over the next 12 months. The survey comprised 17 multiple choice questions covering the primary and secondary markets; real estate finance, the developing markets, green finance and FinTech specifically; and lastly regulation. The results were collected anonymously and represent the personal views of the Association’s members actively working in the loan market today. The commentary is provided by the LMA and includes comparison, where possible, of the results from this year’s survey with those of the previous year.

New Guide: Inhibitors to Liquidity in the Loan Market

The Guide was developed in collaboration with the LMA's Institutional Investor Committee. It addresses key issues which have the potential to impact liquidity in the loan market. The Guide focuses primarily on those issues prevalent in the leveraged loan market including, among other things, potential frustrations and delays in relation to Know Your Customer obligations, utilisation and interest periods, minimum holds, minimum transfer amounts, white lists and consent language, as well as around confidentiality and amendments to LMA templates.

Press Release: Launch of LMA.Automate, a document automation platform for syndicated loan templates

LMA.Automate, a wholly owned subsidiary of the LMA, has launched a platform in respect of the automation of certain LMA recommended form documents, as well as other ancillary services. The platform aims to offer an end-to-end solution with a focus on the automation of LMA template documents, but with the functionality to cater for the entire document lifecycle, including negotiation and collaboration, documentation execution and comprehensive data extraction and reporting.