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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 Akin Gump: The Restructuring Plan – Update on Themes and Market Trends
30 November 2021
16:00–17:00 hrs
Zoom

ELFA and Akin Gump LLP invite you to join us for a lively virtual panel discussion on key themes and market trends relating to the restructuring plan since its introduction last year.

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.

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
30 November 2021
Press Release
Survey reveals that majority of flexible working policies in industry allow colleagues to work from home two days per week – European Leveraged Finance Association’s D&I Policy Report 2021: A post-pandemic review

In its inaugural report on diversity and inclusion (D&I), ELFA D&I Policy Report 2021: A post-pandemic review, the European Leveraged Finance Association (ELFA) explores D&I policies post-Covid. Following two surveys conducted by the ELFA’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee the report finds that D&I is a stated priority for senior management in 86% of firms and that the majority of responding firms have a firm-wide diversity and inclusion policy in place, which are measured through KPIs, targets and performance reviews.

15 November 2021
Press Release
European Leveraged Finance Association supports engagement on ESG provisions in leveraged loans and high yield bonds with new disclosure questionnaires

The European Leveraged Finance Association (ELFA) is today publishing new questionnaires on ESG provisions in both leveraged loans and high yield bonds in response to demand from investors for greater transparency on the key aspects of these terms. The tools form part of ELFA’s New Deal Disclosure Questionnaire Series.

10 November 2021
Press Release
The European Leveraged Finance Association launches ESG Exclusion Checklist for CLO market consultation

The European Leveraged Finance Association (ELFA) has today launched its ESG Exclusion Checklist for Business Activities, designed to streamline the negative screening and exclusion process for CLO managers. ELFA will be consulting with market participants on the ESG Exclusion Checklist over the coming weeks.

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