News & Publications

We endeavour to keep our members informed about the initiatives and projects that we are working on via a monthly update digital newsletter covering all areas of activity, and more targeted monthly digital newsletters for ESG and LIBOR. We also regularly post on our LinkedIn account, which you can follow here, and issues press releases on important annoucements.

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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LMA Press Release

Improving efficiency, particularly around settlement times, in the primary and secondary loan markets continues to be one of the key goals of the LMA and its members.

Working with members of the Board from both the buy and sell side, the Board have approved a recommended timeline for settlement of primary leveraged loan syndication, incorporating fault based delayed settlement compensation. 

The timeline seeks to address the delays occurring by providing a set of recommended timings for key steps in the syndication process and where the recommended settlement time is not met, the introduction of a fault based delayed settlement compensation mechanism. 

CEO Monthly Update

In this month’s CEO newsletter to members, LMA CEO, Scott McMunn, provides an update on our 2024 initiatives, including our focus on secondary trading and our ambition to reduce the average settlement time in 2024 by 25%.

He also highlights our exciting new event - FutureLend - for young lenders and bankers as we seek to support talented younger professionals in achieving their career goals. 

Lastly, we are delighted to inform members that Charlotte Conlan continues as Chair of the LMA Board and supporting her vice-chairs Martin H. Luehrs, Doug Laurie and Paul Gibbon.

LMA Press Release

We have responded to IOSCO’s Consultation Report on Good Practices for Leveraged Loans and CLOs. 

IOSCO has been monitoring growth in the leveraged loan and CLO markets. The IOSCO consultation paper released on 14 September 2023 sought feedback on a set of proposed good practices to address concerns including transparency, complexity of documentation and alignment of interest from loan origination to loan buyers.

We have welcomed the report, offering as it does for consideration a set of good practices for market participants. To assist IOSCO in its understanding of the market and outline the way forward, we have made the following key points: