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Initiative Committees


The Board sets goals for each year, and delegates these priorities to our initiative committees to implement. Our committees and their aims are summarised below.


Navigating what AI means in practice for the asset management world

The AI Committee is a new committee launched in 2024 to scope out what AI means for the asset management industry. It will consider where our member firms are with their approach to AI, issues currently being encountered, potential trends and perspectives that we could communicate to the market through our Insights Series, workshops, and webinars.
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CLO Investor
Promoting best practices to improve CLO market transparency

The CLO Investor Committee works to identify CLO investors’ requirements, facilitate discussion of general market progress and key issues, and contribute to the regulatory dialogue on the asset class. Allowing market participants to engage in the development of the CLO market through best practice guidance and the promotion of greater marketplace transparency.
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Disclosure & Transparency
Supporting better disclosure and greater transparency

Increase the effectiveness of engagement on covenant terms during the primary market offering process. Improve the quality and content of on-going reporting and increase access to information. Educate investors on the risks of incumbent covenant flexibility and restructuring issues.
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Diversity & Inclusion
Helping to build an inclusive work-place and diverse employee base

Create a platform for knowledge sharing on diversity and inclusion programmes in the financial services industry. Develop awareness about the industry at school and university levels to create a foster diversity in recruitment. Foster a comfortable and flexible work-place where everyone can be heard.
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Fostering engagement with regulators and other stakeholders

Liaise with advisers and regulators on issues of importance to investors in the leveraged finance market. Facilitate strong engagement among market participants in order to support a healthy leveraged finance market. Investigate ways to enhance liquidity and market functioning.
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Helping guide companies to increase ESG disclosure

Improve disclosure on ESG topics in the leveraged finance market and develop best practice guidance on ESG disclosures for sub-investment grade corporate borrowers. Publish sector-level disclosure checklists with the PRI and support small to mid-size companies in their ESG disclosure journey.
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Leveraged Loan
Focused on issues unique to loan investors and CLO managers

Enhance the ability of loan investors to make investment decisions by working to improve the level of information provided to investors in term sheets. Provide a forum for loan investors and CLO managers to engage on important issues, like LIBOR transition and CLO significant events reporting.
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Private Debt Investor
Engage on issues critical to the direct lenders market to help shape the future of the asset class in Europe

The Committee will explore how ways to support transparency in valuation matters and will look to provide best practice guidance on valuation considerations, as well as how to streamline the direct lenders approach so that ESG matters can become a core feature of the due diligence process.
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We welcome new committee members and thoughts from market participants on ways to advance our mission.

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