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5 Things to Know (6/27/16)

  • Economic and markets upheaval spurred by Britain’s vote to leave the European Union is spilling into the $880 billion U.S. leveraged loan market.
  • Thomson Reuters LPC’s Loan Market Scorecard provides a snapshot of key statistics in the leveraged loan and high yield bond markets.
  • A mysterious buyer has caught the attention of participants in the loan market by offering to buy portions of loans at more than 30 times the size of an average purchase.
  • Alternative lenders are expected to take a larger share of leveraged lending from banks as the non-bank lenders step in to help refinance the first wall of revolving debt to come due since updated leveraged lending guidance was implemented in 2013.
  • In people moves, Deutsche Bank has hired James Nessel to run US high-yield trading and Goldman Sachs has hired Benji Cheung from Credit Suisse as a managing director for loan sales.

More syndicated loan coverage on LoanConnector.

What to Watch (6/27/16)

  • Retail investors pulled US$66.6m from bank loan mutual funds and US$765.6m from high-yield bond funds the week ending June 22, according to Lipper FMI.
  • The share of LBO deals levered north of 7.0 times debt to EBITDA has risen to 15% in 1H16, up from 12% in 2015.
  • CLO issuance is approaching US$26bn year to date.
  • 38% of buyside and sellside institutions at Fitch Ratings and Thomson Reuters LPC’s Loan & CLO Conference said the fact that interest rates haven’t moved up has been the biggest surprise this year.

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