Key Issues & Topics

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.


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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.

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.

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.


Leveraged Lending Guidance

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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.

Jun 8, 2012

Joint Comment Letter on Leveraged Lending Guidance

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


Risk Retention

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Aug 1, 2011

LSTA Submits Comment Letter on Risk Retention Requirements to Joint Regulators

The LSTA responds to the Agencies’ initial Risk Retention Proposal, dated April 29, 2011.

Apr 12, 2011

LSTA's Bram Smith Testifies Risk Retention Proposals Don't Fit CLO Structures; Rules Threaten Vital Credit Source and US Jobs

The Executive Director of LSTA, Bram Smith, today testified before the House Subcommittee on Capital Markets.


Volcker Rule

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Nov 5, 2010

LSTA Urges FSOC not to extend “Volcker Rule” to Syndicated Loans

LSTA submitted a letter to the Financial Stability Oversight Council not to extend the Volcker Rule’s prohibitions on proprietary trading to commercial loans.


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