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LCD's Free Online US Loan Primer/Almanac Updated With 3Q Charts

LCD’s popular online Loan Market Primer and Almanac has been updated to include third-quarter 2015 and historical volume and trend charts.

The Primer can be found at LeveragedLoan.com, LCD's free website promoting the leveraged loan asset class. LeveragedLoan.com features select stories from LCD news, as well as loan market trends, stats, job postings, and analysis.

We’ll update the Primer charts regularly, and add more as the market dictates.

Some of the charts included with this release of the Primer:

The Loan Market Primer is one of the most popular pieces LCD has published. Updated annually (print) and quarterly (online) to include emerging trends, it is widely used by originating banks, institutional investors, private equity shops, law firms and business schools worldwide.

Check it out, and please share it with anyone wanting an excellent round-up of or introduction to the leveraged loan market.

Here’s the Primer table of contents (go online to see the submenus for each category):

  • What is a Leveraged Loan?
  • Market background
  • Leveraged Loan Purposes
  • How are Loans Syndicated?
  • Types of Syndications
  • The Bank Book
  • Leveraged Loan Investor Market
  • Public vs. Private Markets
  • Credit Risk - Overview
  • Syndicating a Loan - by Facility
  • Pricing a Loan - Primary Market
  • Types of Syndicated Loan Facilities
  • Second-Lien Loans
  • Covenant-Lite Loans
  • Lender Titles
  • Secondary Sales
  • Loan Derivatives
  • Pricing Terms/Rates
  • Fees
  • Original-Issue Discounts
  • Voting Rights
  • Covenants
  • Mandatory Prepayments
  • Collateral
  • Spread Calculation
  • Default/Restructuring
  • Amend-to-Extend
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