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Leveraged Loan Market Data Snapshot Q2 2019

01 July 2019

IHS Markit released its Q2 2019 Leveraged Loan Market Data Snapshot today - total returns for leveraged loan indices continued to grow this quarter, but were outperformed by corporate bond indices. Secondary market loan price bids dipped moderately, while loan spreads for utilities noticeably widened in North America and the EU.

Q2 report highlights include:

  • Loan Index Trend: Total returns for Markit iBoxx USD Leveraged Loan Index up, at 5.27% YTD
  • Bond Index Trend: Total returns for Markit iBoxx USD Liquid Investment Grade Index up, at 11.96% YTD
  • Pricing Trend: Average secondary market bids drop slightly in US, Europe and Asia
  • Sector Trend: Spreads tighten across US and EU, but Utility sector widens
  • CLO Trend: Pace picks up in Q2; new issue spreads set the tights
  • Trade settlement efficiency: (T+) trend and trade settlement volume

The full report may be download below:

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