Iosco warns of leveraged loan ‘vulnerabilities’

As recovery rates plummet, report calls for clearer covenants and more transparency on addbacks

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Slack lending practices since the financial crisis are creating greater risks for investors in the leveraged loan market, according to a new report by the International Organisation of Securities Commissions.

Low interest rates and a shifting buyer base have “led to significant developments in market practices including the rise in covenant-lite leveraged loans, increasing complexity of loan documentation and the use of Ebitda adjustments which are often shown to be overly optimistic”, says the

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