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What we do

OUR MISSION

As a trade body acting as the voice of the investor community, the ELFA seeks a more transparent, efficient and resilient leveraged finance market.

OUR WORK

How we achieve our mission

Governance and Industry Best Practice

The ELFA develops industry guidelines and standards in order to promote transparency and establish industry best practices within the European leveraged finance market

Investor Voice

The ELFA provides a forum for investors to express their views with a single voice and see that these are reflected in initiatives that emerge from the ELFA

Market Engagement

The ELFA provides a platform for investors to engage with other market participants, including regulators, the press, lawyers, issuers, and underwriters

Reputation Management

The ELFA is a professional trade association formed to publicly represent the interests of the European leveraged finance buy-side to press, policy-makers, industry and the general public

Relationship and Consensus Building

The ELFA intermediates between investment firms and sell-side professionals to collaborate on pertinent issues affecting the proper functioning of the European leveraged finance market

Knowledge Building

The ELFA acts as a thought leader, delivering training and seminars to member firms together with representatives from the industry, in-house teach-ins, newsletters, topical reports and legal resources

OUR INITIATIVES

The ELFA works to establish and enhance industry best practice through initiatives developed and executed by dedicated sub-committees based on goals set by the Board each year.

BECOME A MEMBER

Get in touch for information about joining the ELFA.

EVENTS

We host regular educational webinars on topics of interest to our members and the wider leveraged finance community.

With the support of with our Partners, we ensure that our members are kept up to date with important market trends and regulatory developments. We also provide training opportunities for junior team members through our Academy.

Our collaboration with other trade associations and educational institutions means that our members can often take advantage of valuable discounts to externally hosted events.

UPCOMING EVENTS
AFME ELFA Teach-in Series
AFME ELFA Teach-in Series: Calculating Covenant Capacity in Leveraged Finance Transactions
19 May 2022
16:00–17:00 hrs
Zoom Webinar

Matching covenant definitions with financial statement line items is technical and often confusing. Join us for a teach-in on the mechanics behind calculating covenant capacity in high yield bonds and leveraged loans. We will consider the practical aspects of determining amounts of baskets through calculation of key metrics and exploration of calculation mechanic flexibilities.

SFNet’s International Lending Conference 2022
23–25 May 2022
14:30–14:00 hrs
DLA Piper Offices London, UK

If you are active in the international lending space, you need a clear understanding of the current global landscape, what may be on the horizon, and what it all means for your business. Join us at SFNet's International Lending Conference, May 23-25, 2022, where we'll bring together some of the most interesting players on the international lending scene for discussions and insights into what lies ahead.

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