Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis – 10/12/2015

Middle market volume showed a dramatic decline in 3Q15.  Loan issuance only reached  $27.4 billion, a 36% drop quarter-over-quarter and a 42% drop year-over-year.  Non-sponsored issuance showed the biggest drop off as issuers clearly became spooked by broader market volatility and a fear of a global macroeconomic slowdown.