Free Webinar/Replay from LCD: Global Leveraged Loan/CLO Market Analysis, Outlook

Leveraged Commentary & Data (LCD) will host a free webinar July 12. A panel of senior market commentators will highlight trends that have driven the global leveraged loan and CLO markets in the first half of 2017, as well as provide a look forward into the second half of the year.

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The webinar is geared to both novice and experienced market participants.

It will feature detailed market technicals, including new-issue yields, tightening CLO spreads, and new-money issuance. It will also outline broader market dynamics, such as the balance (or imbalance) between loan supply and investor demand and the influence of increasing PE/M&A activity.

You watch the webinar here (again, it’s free):

What: LCD Leveraged Finance Webinar

When: July 12, 2017 – 9:00 am EDT

The agenda:

Overview of Global Yields and How We Got Here: 

  • Persistent loan supply shortage leaves issuers in the driver’s seat
  • New-issue yields tighten to record lows in Europe and near record lows in the U.S.
  • Opportunistic activity dominates the loan market; will private equity M&A-driven supply return?

Europe’s Role: Uniqueness & Differentiators 

  • Liquidity pressures exacerbated by non-CLO investors
  • Covenant-lite takes hold
  • A comparison of sponsored and non-sponsored deal trends, including the bond to loan shift

Investors: How Are They Are Coping with Thin Spreads? 

  • Why tightening CLO spreads are still attractive compared to other asset classes
  • Why CLO equity remains popular
  • The broader interest rate perspective

Webinar participants, from LCD

  • Ruth Yang, Managing Director (Moderator)
  • Marina Lukatsky, Director-Research (US Loan Markets)
  • Taron Wade, Director (European Loan Markets)
  • Andrew Park, Senior Editor (CLOs)

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This story is taken from analysis which first appeared on, an offering of S&P Global Market Intelligence. LCD’s subscription site offers complete news, analysis and data covering the global leveraged loan and high yield bond markets. You can learn more about LCD here.

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