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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.

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.

6 September 2021
Press Release
European Leveraged Finance Association and Principles for Responsible Investment launch Transport and Healthcare ESG Fact Sheets

The European Leveraged Finance Association (ELFA) and the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) have today launched their third set of sector-specific guidance on environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosures for sub-investment grade corporate borrowers. The latest ESG Fact Sheets outlines the most important areas of ESG disclosure for the Transport and Healthcare sectors.

28 July 2021
Press Release
European Leveraged Finance Association and Loan Market Association publish Best Practice Guide to Sustainability Linked Leveraged Loans

The European Leveraged Finance Association (ELFA) and Loan Market Association (LMA) have partnered to publish a best practice guidance to Sustainability Linked Leveraged Loans.

7 July 2021
Press Release
Concerns emerging over “greeniums” in high yield bonds as credit investors split on justification – ELFA research

Views among investors are mixed on whether “greeniums” (a premium for a green bond or sustainability-linked bond) are justified and investor concern is emerging over an issuer’s ability to “game” greeniums, according to a survey by the European Leveraged Finance Association (ELFA).

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UPCOMING EVENTS
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
Zoom

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
Zoom

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.

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