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Leveraged Loan Market Data Snapshot Q3 2019

03 October 2019

Total returns for leveraged loan and high yield corporate bond indices continued to grow this quarter, but were outperformed by our investment grade corporate bond index. Secondary market loan price bids dipped moderately in the US and EU, but rose in Asia. Lowest rated leveraged loans (CCC+) widened across all sectors. Additional information is included below and the full report is attached.

Q3 report highlights include:

  • Loan Index Trend: Total returns for IHS Markit iBoxx USD Leveraged Loan Index up 1.13% in Q3
  • Bond Index Trend: Total returns for IHS Markit iBoxx USD Liquid Investment Grade Index up 3.22% in Q3
  • Pricing Trend: Average secondary market bids drop slightly in US, Europe, but rises in Asia
  • Top Advancers/Decliners: US and EU
  • Sector Trend: Lowest rated loans widen across all sectors
  • CLO Trend: Primary market sees uptick in activity

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