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Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis - 12/17/2018

Discounts widen as volatility hits the primary loan market Loan market sentiment has shifted dramatically this quarter as broader market volatility sent waves into the leveraged loan market. Concerns about global growth, trade wars, Brexit worries, and uncertainty over future interest rate hikes have cast a shadow on confidence and investors are a lot more

Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis - 12/10/2018

Loan bids continue to decline amidst broader market volatility LPC’s most liquid 100 loans cohort traded down again yesterday to 96.15, its lowest level since March 2016. The volatility in the broader market has bled into the syndicated loans market. Loan investors have reacted by yanking roughly US$5.6bn from retail loan funds since the last

Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis - 12/3/2018

MM cov-lite issuance of $22B YTD slightly behind 2017’s record high Year to date middle market covenant lite volume has reached US$22bn. This is only about 11.5% behind 2017’s all time record high of US$25.1bn, making 2018 the second highest year on record. Much of 2017’s strong momentum carried over into 2018 with 1H18 issuance

Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis - 11/26/2018

MM sponsored spreads not yet showing impact of leveraged loan volatility Whenever volatility and investor pushback strikes the leveraged loan market, it always takes time for those effects to move down into the less liquid middle market. The average bid on the 100 most liquid loans has been grinding down for most of November, hitting

Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis - 11/19/2018

US M&A loan issuance continues at a healthy pace this quarter At around the halfway point in the quarter, US M&A activity has remained busy. Through November 14, there has been US$71bn in completed leveraged M&A issuance and US$10.6bn in completed non-leveraged M&A issuance....

Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis - 11/12/2018

Combined AUM surpassed $750bn for U.S. CLOs and retail loan funds CLOs manage roughly half of current institutional loan outstandings with retail loan funds managing an additional 14%. Their respective shares have been steady, hovering around these levels since mid-2015 when CLOs first reached a 50% share of outstandings. Meanwhile, the pie has certainly grown

Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis - 11/5/2018

After a tumultuous October, BDC price/NAV turns back up amid favorable earnings BDC share prices are back on the mend this month amid favorable 3Q18 earnings following an extremely volatilie October which wiped out price based returns for many. After going into negative territory in October, the Wells Fargo BDC Index is recovering lost ground

Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis - 10/29/2018

Downward price flexes increase for third consecutive month Despite the volatility in the equity markets and a recent softening in loan trading levels, the demand for institutional loans in the primary market was at full throttle in October. Investor appetite was evident in price flex activity. In October, there were 23 downward price revisions on

Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis - 10/22/2018

At US$33Bn, YTD global green & ESG loan volume more than 2.5 times full year 2017 totals Global socially responsible financing continues to gain traction with nearly US$33bn in new green and ESG loan assets working their way through the market so far this year. With another 3 months left to 2018, year to date

Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis - 10/15/2018

After strong 2Q, 3Q18 ABL loan volume down 45%; 1-3Q18 totals 2% off y-o-y Consistent with behavior observed across the leveraged cash flow market, the asset based loan market saw a marked drop off in issuance in 3Q18, completing less than US$17bn in deals via retail syndication. These results represented a 45% decline in volume