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Syndicated Loan Market Advocacy & Regulatory

The LSTA advocates on behalf of the loan market, and focuses on critical matters (regulations under Dodd-Frank, Leveraged Lending Guidance, FATCA and Bankruptcy reform) that could dramatically affect the loan market and the broader economy.

FATCA

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DateTitle/DescriptionFiles
Jun 7, 2011

Third LSTA Comment Letter on FATCA

LSTA submitted a third comment letter to the IRS and Treasury in response to Notice 2011-34 and a meeting with IRS staff members.

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Nov 1, 2010

Second LSTA Comment Letter on FATCA

LSTA submitted a second comment letter to the IRS on FATCA, focusing on the implications for the CLO market.

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Jul 15, 2010

Original LSTA Comment Letter on FATCA

LSTA submitted its initial comments to the IRS and U.S. Department of the Treasury on the implications for the proposed FATCA rules on the U.S. corporate loan market.

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Leveraged Lending Guidance

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DateTitle/DescriptionFiles
Aug 21, 2012

Joint Additional Comment Letter

At the request of the banking agencies, the LSTA and ABA submit an additional comment letter explaining why fallen angels should not be included in the leveraged lending guidance.

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Jun 8, 2012

Joint Comment Letter on Leveraged Lending Guidance

The LSTA and ABA submit comment letter on leveraged lending guidance.

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Risk Retention

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DateTitle/DescriptionFiles
Oct 30, 2013

LSTA Submits Risk Retention Re-Proposal Comment Letter

The LSTA responds to the Agencies’ Risk Retention Reproposal, dated August 28, 2013.

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Jul 29, 2013

LSTA Submits Comment Letter to Joint Regulators

The LSTA provides the Agencies the results of a survey of CLO managers that determined their ability and willingness to retain risk.

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Apr 1, 2013

LSTA Offers New Risk Retention Plan for CLO’s Current Proposals Threaten to Shutter the Market

The LSTA proposes to the Agencies the concept of a “Modified L-Shaped Risk Retention Structure” for CLOs.

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Mar 9, 2012

CLO Regulatory Text Submission

The LSTA submits final proposed regulatory text exempting from risk retention an Open Market CLO that meets a number of criteria.

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Sep 1, 2011

LSTA Submits Final Proposed Regulatory Text

The LSTA submits final proposed regulatory text exempting from risk retention an Open Market CLO that meets a number of criteria.

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Volcker Rule

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DateTitle/DescriptionFiles
Jan 15, 2014

Complete Testimony of LSTA General Counsel Elliot Ganz

Elliot Ganz, testified at a hearing before the House of Representatives’ Financial Services Committee entitled, “The Impact of the Volcker Rule on Job Creators, Part I”.

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Jan 10, 2014

LSTA Files Third Comment Letter on Final Volcker Rule

The LSTA filed a third comment letter on the Final Volcker Rule clarifying certain aspects of the December 24th and December 31st letters.

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Dec 31, 2013

LSTA Files Second Comment Letter on Final Volcker Rule

The LSTA filed a second letter to the regulatory agencies again requesting confirmation that the term “ownership interest” in the Final Volcker Rule does not include debt securities of CLOs and asking for expedited relief.

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Dec 24, 2013

LSTA Seeks Clarification of “Ownership Interest” Under Volcker

The LSTA submitted a letter to the regulatory agencies seeking clarification that “ownership interest” in the Final Volcker Rule does not include debt securities of CLOs.

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Feb 13, 2012

LSTA Submits Comment Letter on Volcker Rule Proposal

The LSTA filed a comment letter on the proposed regulations implementing the Volcker Rule urging the regulatory agencies to exclude CLOs from the Volcker Rule.

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