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30 March 2022
Press Release
European Leveraged Finance Association launches ESG Fact Sheet for the Gaming Sector

The European Leveraged Finance Association (ELFA) has today launched its latest sector-specific guidance to support disclosure and engagement on the most important areas of environmental, social and governance (ESG) for sub-investment grade corporate borrowers in the Gaming sector.

22 March 2022
Press Release
European Leveraged Finance Association and Akin Gump: Investors in the dark on risks outside of the restricted group, with potentially serious consequences

Amendment and waiver requests from borrowers during the pandemic highlighted the risks that current reporting obligations pose for investors, according to the European Leveraged Finance Association (ELFA) and international law firm, Akin Gump.

16 March 2022
Press Release
European Leveraged Finance Association: Reverse Factoring is a blind spot for investors

London, 16 March 2022: The European Leveraged Finance Association (ELFA) has lobbied for disclosure on reverse factoring and calls for further disclosure agreements to protect investors. In its Insights report published today, Reverse Factoring: A blind spot for investors, ELFA highlights how a lack of transparency in borrowers’ use of reverse factoring facilities can hide potential risks for investors.

8 March 2022
Press Release
Availability of quality data is greatest obstacle to private debt ESG analysis – ELFA Survey

London, 8 March 2022: In its latest Insights Report – ESG Integration in Private Debt: Progress amidst growing pains – the European Leveraged Finance Association (ELFA) finds that while private credit managers are increasingly integrating ESG considerations into their investment processes, data availability presents significant challenges. This report is based on ELFA’s ESG in Private Debt Survey and follows on from its inaugural Insights report on the Growth of ESG in Private Debt Markets.

1 March 2022
Press Release
Climate reporting by leveraged finance investors hampered by data availability – European Leveraged Finance Association

London, 1 March 2022: Efforts by investors to analyse climate change risks and report on topics such as net-zero alignments and the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) in leveraged finance and private credit markets are being hampered by data availability issues, according to the European Leveraged Finance Association (ELFA).

15 February 2022
Press Release
European Leveraged Finance Association launches updates of all ESG Fact Sheets and adds Autos, Building Materials and Services

London, 15 February 2022: The European Leveraged Finance Association (ELFA) has today launched its updated set of sector-specific guidance on environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosures for sub-investment grade corporate borrowers. The latest ESG Fact Sheets now include sector-specific guidance for the most important areas of ESG disclosure for Autos, Building Materials and Services sectors.

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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.

ICMA Annual General Meeting and Conference 2022
8–10 June 2022
19:30–14:30 hrs
Vienna

ICMA’s flagship annual meeting and conference, the leading forum for fixed income market participants for more than 50 years, will take place as an in-person event in Vienna from June 8 to 10. We look forward to bringing together our members with prominent keynote speakers and some of the most influential figures for global markets from governments, regulators, central banks and other key institutions. The AGM will also be an opportunity to introduce our new CEO, Bryan Pascoe, who will outline to members his vision for ICMA including his immediate plans and priorities. The AGM will be conducted in-person; however, the conference will be live-streamed for those unable to attend. Registration in advance is essential.

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