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Creating a more resilient European leveraged finance market

Setting the ESG Agenda - Our ESG Conference is coming up
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The first set of ESG Fact Sheets is available
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Keeping members on the cutting edge of market trends
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Covenant transparency is good governance
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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 Houlihan Lokey – Technicolour: Restructuring Transaction Case Study
6 May 2021
16:00–17:00 hrs
Zoom

The Session will cover: • Summary of the Technicolour restructuring transaction • New money structuring considerations • Overview of key implementation challenges We will also have a Q&A session, and you are welcome to submit your questions in advance to sfox@elfainvestors.com or by using the Q&A function during the webinar.

ELFA Diversity & Inclusion Committee
ELFA’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee invite you to a discussion on ‘Returning of the Office’ with Rise Well
12 May 2021
11:00–12:00 hrs
Zoom

This webinar will provide practical ideas to help participants make wise decisions and manage anxiety skilfully during this time of transition and uncertainty. During the discussion, we will cover: • Understanding the psychology of crisis and disruption. • Understanding the neuroscience of uncertainty • 5 practical steps to help handle anxiety skillfully and to make wise decisions under pressure We will also have a Q&A session, and you are welcome to submit your questions in advance to sfox@elfainvestors.com or by using the Q&A function during the webinar.

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
7 April 2021
Press Release
European Leveraged Finance Association and Loan Market Association to create best practice guidance on incorporating ESG provisions into leveraged loan agreements

The European Leveraged Finance Association (ELFA) and Loan Market Association (LMA) are working together to produce best practice guidance for market participants to consider when structuring terms that incorporate ESG factors into documentary provisions in leveraged loans, including ESG-linked margin ratchets.

18 March 2021
Press Release
European Leveraged Finance Association and Principles for Responsible Investment launch second set of ESG Fact Sheets

The European Leveraged Finance Association (ELFA) and the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) have today launched the second set of sector-specific guidance on environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosures for sub-investment grade corporate borrowers. The ESG Fact Sheets are designed to support borrowers when preparing ESG disclosure, and to facilitate engagement between investors and the companies to which they lend on important ESG topics

15 March 2021
The ELFA Annual Review 2019/2020

Our Annual Review for the 2019/2020 membership year is here! Find out more about the ELFA’s history, our mission, and the work we have done to create a stronger, more resilient leveraged finance market. We also describe our 2020/2021 goals and related plans and introduce our Executive Committee, Committee Co-Chairs, and our partners and sponsor.

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