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HOW WE WORK

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.

EVENTS

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.

UPCOMING EVENTS
ELFA Seminar Series
Seminar Series with 9fin: 2021 Covenant Trends
28 October 2021
16:00–17:00 hrs
Zoom

The European Leveraged Finance Association (ELFA) invite you to join the experts at 9fin invite to review covenant trends so far this year.

ELFA Seminar Series
Seminar Series with Cadwalader: Greening CLOs
4 November 2021
16:00–17:00 hrs
Zoom

To kick off ELFA’s Climate Month, the European Leveraged Finance Association is delighted to invite you to join us for a conversation with our partners at Cadwalader about Greening CLOs in the context of the growing market for sustainable securitisations.

MEMBER BENEFITS

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.

OUR PARTNERS

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.

NEWS
11 October 2021
European Leveraged Finance Association Partners with Rise Well on Mental Health Initiative

The European Leveraged Finance Association (ELFA) has partnered with Rise Well, a Wellbeing & Happiness Consultancy, to create a programme aimed at supporting and educating its members on mental health and wellbeing. The ELFA Wellbeing & Mental Health Initiative, overseen by the Diversity & Inclusion Committee, will provide members with additional support to complement their employer’s existing wellbeing programme. Key elements of the programme have been specifically designed to help members adjust to the new hybrid working format following the pandemic and to cope with any challenges this might create.

8 October 2021
Press Release
The European Leveraged Finance Association enhances executive oversight with restructure of governance framework

The European Leveraged Finance Association (ELFA), a trade association comprised of European leveraged finance investors from 50 institutional fixed income managers – including investment advisors, insurance companies and pensions funds – has restructured its governance framework to support the organisation during its next phase of growth. The changes comprise transitioning the Executive Committee to five Management Committees. Each member of the Board will sit on one of the five committees to oversee the specific aspects of administration of the ELFA.

5 October 2021
Press Release
ESG-related due diligence lacking in private credit market European Leveraged Finance Association report finds

In its latest Insights Report – The Growth of ESG in Private Debt Markets - the European Leveraged Finance Association (ELFA) highlights inefficiencies in the private credit market in relation to ESG due diligence. The report notes that ESG due diligence has yet to make it into standard packages as part of the investment process and that while there is a need for information to be tailored, the opportunity exists to standardise approaches to ESG processes across the market to improve engagement.

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