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Syndicated loans have slow start to 2017

03 April 2017 Kiet Tran

The IHS Markit Q1 2017 syndicated loan market snapshot shows bonds outpaced loans in a busy quarter for loans trading.

Q1 Highlights:

  • The syndicated loan market returned 0.91%, as gauged by the Markit iBoxx USD Leveraged Loan Index; in 2016 the market posted a 10% annual return
  • Prices in US and Europe had modest gains - in Asia, prices decreased 8.30%
  • Spreads tightened in almost every sector, while energy saw increases
  • CLO technicals remained strong throughout Q1 across the capital stack
  • Q1 saw record pace for trade volume in the secondary market (LSTA Par) with T+ average at 18.9 days (for trades settled in Q1 2017)

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Kiet Tran | managing director, global head of Pricing Data
Tel: +1 212 931 4392
kiet.tran@markit.com

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