Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis -1/2/2017

Just shy of US$2tr 2016 US syndicated loan volume is flat year over year

US arrangers pushed almost US$2 Tr through retail syndication in 2016, levels on par with 2015 totals but down modestly compared to the US$2.1tr raised in 2014. The year got off to a slow start as the market volatility that was observed in the oil and gas and commodities sectors in late 2015 carried over to the first quarter of 2016, dampening lender appetite and limiting the pipeline of deals…