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30 November 2021
Press Release
Survey reveals that majority of flexible working policies in industry allow colleagues to work from home two days per week – European Leveraged Finance Association’s D&I Policy Report 2021: A post-pandemic review

In its inaugural report on diversity and inclusion (D&I), ELFA D&I Policy Report 2021: A post-pandemic review, the European Leveraged Finance Association (ELFA) explores D&I policies post-Covid. Following two surveys conducted by the ELFA’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee the report finds that D&I is a stated priority for senior management in 86% of firms and that the majority of responding firms have a firm-wide diversity and inclusion policy in place, which are measured through KPIs, targets and performance reviews.

15 November 2021
Press Release
European Leveraged Finance Association supports engagement on ESG provisions in leveraged loans and high yield bonds with new disclosure questionnaires

The European Leveraged Finance Association (ELFA) is today publishing new questionnaires on ESG provisions in both leveraged loans and high yield bonds in response to demand from investors for greater transparency on the key aspects of these terms. The tools form part of ELFA’s New Deal Disclosure Questionnaire Series.

10 November 2021
Press Release
The European Leveraged Finance Association launches ESG Exclusion Checklist for CLO market consultation

The European Leveraged Finance Association (ELFA) has today launched its ESG Exclusion Checklist for Business Activities, designed to streamline the negative screening and exclusion process for CLO managers. ELFA will be consulting with market participants on the ESG Exclusion Checklist over the coming weeks.

11 October 2021
Press Release
European Leveraged Finance Association Partners with Rise Well on Mental Health Initiative

The European Leveraged Finance Association (ELFA) has partnered with Rise Well, a Wellbeing & Happiness Consultancy, to create a programme aimed at supporting and educating its members on mental health and wellbeing. The ELFA Wellbeing & Mental Health Initiative, overseen by the Diversity & Inclusion Committee, will provide members with additional support to complement their employer’s existing wellbeing programme. Key elements of the programme have been specifically designed to help members adjust to the new hybrid working format following the pandemic and to cope with any challenges this might create.

8 October 2021
Press Release
The European Leveraged Finance Association enhances executive oversight with restructure of governance framework

The European Leveraged Finance Association (ELFA), a trade association comprised of European leveraged finance investors from 50 institutional fixed income managers – including investment advisors, insurance companies and pensions funds – has restructured its governance framework to support the organisation during its next phase of growth. The changes comprise transitioning the Executive Committee to five Management Committees. Each member of the Board will sit on one of the five committees to oversee the specific aspects of administration of the ELFA.

5 October 2021
Press Release
ESG-related due diligence lacking in private credit market European Leveraged Finance Association report finds

In its latest Insights Report – The Growth of ESG in Private Debt Markets - the European Leveraged Finance Association (ELFA) highlights inefficiencies in the private credit market in relation to ESG due diligence. The report notes that ESG due diligence has yet to make it into standard packages as part of the investment process and that while there is a need for information to be tailored, the opportunity exists to standardise approaches to ESG processes across the market to improve engagement.


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ELFA Seminar Series
Seminar Series with Akin Gump: The Restructuring Plan – Update on Themes and Market Trends
30 November 2021
16:00–17:00 hrs

ELFA and Akin Gump LLP invite you to join us for a lively virtual panel discussion on key themes and market trends relating to the restructuring plan since its introduction last year.

Women in Private Markets Summit 2021
1–2 December 2021
8:00–17:00 hrs
Royal Lancaster Hotel, London

The worlds’ leading diversity event focused on alternatives; the Women in Private Markets Summit is returning to London on 1-2 December.

ELFA Diversity & Inclusion Committee
Diversity & Inclusion Committee: Overcoming Obstacles: A Conversation About Inclusion
2 December 2021
16:00–17:00 hrs

Diversity and inclusion are amongst the pillars we promote for a more transparent, efficient and resilient leveraged finance market. ELFA aims to foster inclusivity and set best practices in the financial services industry through several initiatives.