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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.

ESG Disclosure Initiative
ESG Workshop: Company Advisors
25 January 2022
15:30–17:30 hrs

The European Leveraged Finance Association (ELFA) is hosting its second virtual workshop for advisers to sub-investment grade corporate borrowers, including law firms, sell side banks, private equity sponsors, and others, to discuss disclosure relating to ESG topics with senior fund managers in bonds and loans.

ELFA Diversity & Inclusion Committee
Diversity & Inclusion Committee: Facilitating Healthy Discussions – A Mental Health and Wellbeing Toolkit for Managers.
3 February 2022
16:00–17:00 hrs

The Diversity & Inclusion Committee is delighted to welcome Jen Christie, founder of wellbeing and happiness consultancy Rise Well, for a training session aimed at managers looking to support the mental health and wellbeing of their team. This virtual training will advise attendees on how to structure conversations with their teams about their mental health and wellbeing. The training will provide guidance to engender confidence and empower managers in creating a psychologically safe space to support their team members – both reactively and proactively.


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.

20 January 2022
European Leveraged Finance Association publishes ESG Exclusion Checklist following market consultation

London, 20th January 2022: The European Leveraged Finance Association (ELFA) has today published its ESG Exclusion Checklist for Business Activities (the ESG Exclusion Checklist) incorporating feedback following a consultation with market participants. The ESG Exclusion Checklist is designed to streamline the negative screening and exclusion process for credit managers.

18 January 2022
Press Release
European Leveraged Finance Association ESG Investor Survey: ESG considered in vast majority of high yield bond and leveraged loan investments, but data availability remains a challenge

London, 18th January 2022: The European Leveraged Finance Association (ELFA) today publishes the results of its second ESG Investor Survey. The Insights report, “ESG Integration in Leveraged Finance – Continued Focus Amidst Persistent Data Gaps: ELFA’s 2021 ESG Investor Survey Results”, provides insights into evolving ESG investing practices in the leveraged finance market. The 2021 survey follows ELFA’s inaugural ESG Investor Survey conducted in November 2019.

14 December 2021
Press Release
Establishing robust valuation framework across European and US private debt critical for asset class – ELFA and Houlihan Lokey

Establishing a robust valuation framework for private debt as a growing and maturing asset class will be critical from a regulatory and investor reporting standpoint, according to a report from the European Leveraged Finance Association (ELFA) and Houlihan Lokey. The Insights report, Valuation of Private Debt Investments, was published today with the aim of providing a primer to the methodologies and practical considerations faced by valuation practitioners when assessing private debt instruments.