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Our diverse forum of investors engages with other industry bodies and professionals to promote best practices for disclosure and transparency.

We act as the voice of the investor community, seeking a more transparent, efficient and resilient leveraged finance market.


We host regular educational seminars on topics of interest to our members and the wider leveraged finance community through our Seminar Series.

With the support of with our Partners, we keep members up to date on market trends and regulatory developments. We also deliver training for junior team members through our Academy.

We collaborate with other trade associations and educational institutions so that our members can access valuable discounts on externally hosted events.

Responsible Investment Forum: Europe
9–10 November 2021
10:00–17:00 hrs
Hilton Tower Bridge London

The longest running global event for ESG in private markets, the Responsible Investment Forum: Europe will bring together 300 attendees in London on 9-10 November.

Women in Private Markets Summit 2021
1–2 December 2021
8:00–17:00 hrs
Royal Lancaster Hotel, London

The worlds’ leading diversity event focused on alternatives; the Women in Private Markets Summit is returning to London on 1-2 December.


We provide our members with an independent platform to address important issues, to promote industry leadership on critical issues like disclosure on ESG, and to develop regulatory engagement and representation.

We also provide educational resources through our Seminar Series and Academy, opportunities to progress important initiatives through our Committees, and a platform to express thought leadership through our Insights Series.

We distribute weekly summaries of legal and regulatory issues through our Briefings Series, and regularly update the resources provided under our Diligence Series to reflect current and emerging market issues and trends.


Through our Partners, we provide members with expertise and resources from leading covenant, legal, and restructuring advisers. Visit our Partners page to learn more about our work together.

28 July 2021
Press Release
European Leveraged Finance Association and Loan Market Association publish Best Practice Guide to Sustainability Linked Leveraged Loans

The European Leveraged Finance Association (ELFA) and Loan Market Association (LMA) have partnered to publish a best practice guidance to Sustainability Linked Leveraged Loans.

15 July 2021
Press Release
The European Leveraged Finance Association forms new CLO Investor Committee

The European Leveraged Finance Association (ELFA), a trade association comprised of European leveraged finance investors from over 45 institutional fixed income managers, including investment advisors, insurance companies, and pension funds, today announces the creation of a new committee to establish industry best practice and serve investors in the collateralised loan obligation (CLO) market

7 July 2021
Press Release
Concerns emerging over “greeniums” in high yield bonds as credit investors split on justification – ELFA research

Views among investors are mixed on whether “greeniums” (a premium for a green bond or sustainability-linked bond) are justified and investor concern is emerging over an issuer’s ability to “game” greeniums, according to a survey by the European Leveraged Finance Association (ELFA).