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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
16th Annual European Leveraged Finance Conference
29 September 2021
08:30–18:30 hrs
Leonardo Royal Hotel Tower Bridge, London

Sabrina Fox, our CEO, will provide her insights on the "Europe vs. US – Similarities and Differences" panel. For 16 years, AFME’s European Leveraged Finance Conference has brought together the leading names in the European high yield and loan markets to network and debate.

ESG Disclosure Initiative
ESG Workshop: Sub-Investment Grade Corporate Borrowers and Credit Analysts
30 September 2021
13:30–16:30 hrs
Zoom

The European Leveraged Finance Association (ELFA) is hosting a virtual workshop to bring together sub-investment grade corporate borrowers and credit analysts to discuss environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors that may be material to credit risk and topics that investors would like to see disclosed in offering materials and ongoing company reporting.

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
6 September 2021
Press Release
European Leveraged Finance Association and Principles for Responsible Investment launch Transport and Healthcare ESG Fact Sheets

The European Leveraged Finance Association (ELFA) and the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) have today launched their third set of sector-specific guidance on environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosures for sub-investment grade corporate borrowers. The latest ESG Fact Sheets outlines the most important areas of ESG disclosure for the Transport and Healthcare sectors.

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

ELFA ON SOCIAL MEDIA