Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis – 1/1/2018

2017 US Syndicated loan volume tops US$2.5Tr to set new record

Despite the din of geopolitical noise in the background, 2017 was a remarkably steady year in the loan market, punctuated by an especially strong finish in the last few weeks of 4Q17. At US$2.5Tr, full year 2017 US syndicated loan volume was up 26% compared to 2016 results to set a new record. At US$790bn,