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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.

1 March 2021
Press Release
S&P Global Ratings announces sponsorship with the European Leveraged Finance Association

S&P Global Ratings announces it will sponsor the European Leveraged Finance Association (ELFA), a trade association for European leveraged finance investors comprised of over 40 institutional fixed income managers whose aim is to establish and enhance industry best practices as well as advocate for increased market transparency, including by promoting consistency in ESG disclosure.

2 February 2021
Press Release
The PRI and ELFA’s Second Sector-Focused ESG Roundtable attracts over 100 market participants

The Principles for Responsible Investment (the PRI) and the European Leveraged Finance Association (the ELFA) on 28 January held a disclosure and engagement workshop on environmental, social and governance (ESG) topics, bringing together sub-investment grade corporate borrowers and credit analysts from investment institutions and credit rating agencies (CRAs) to discuss sector-specific ESG disclosure and engagement. The virtual roundtable event, which is part of a series, attracted over 100 market participants.

19 January 2021
Press Release
European Leveraged Finance Association and Principles for Responsible Investment launch guidance on ESG disclosure

The European Leveraged Finance Association (ELFA) and the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) have today launched 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 in preparing ESG disclosure, and to facilitate engagement between investors and the companies to which they lend on important ESG topics.

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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.

ELFA Seminar Series
Seminar Series with CWT: Recent Developments in the European CLO Market
13 May 2021
16:00–17:00 hrs
Zoom

The Session will cover: • ESG makes headlines • AAA Senior Loans, a note by another name? • Brexit– will EU and UK regulatory regimes for securitisations diverge? 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.

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