September 2012, European Leveraged Loan Market Analysis


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The loan market was subdued in August, owing to summer break for both investors and bankers. Inflows in high-yield funds were up. Secondary markets were up for both loans and high yield, default rates also rose.

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September 2012, European Leveraged Loan Market Analysis

  1. 1. TextEuropean Leveraged Finance Market Update September, 2012 Sucheet Gupte - Director
  2. 2. European Market TrendsText • The European leveraged finance market was subdued during the summer break for investors and bankers • Investors were searching for yield, producing five straight weeks of high-yield fund inflows • Attention turns to secondary markets due to subdued primary market and significant inflows • ELLI up 0.91% in August; loan and high yield issuance down, default rates up
  3. 3. European Loan Flow Name Prices 100 99 Text 97 96 94 93 91 1/11 2/11 4/11 5/11 6/11 8/11 9/11 10/1112/11 1/12 2/12 4/12 5/12 6/12 8/12. Source: LCD - Leveraged Commentary & Data
  4. 4. European HY Bond Flow Name Prices 106 102 Text 98 94 89 85 81 1/11 3/11 5/11 7/11 9/11 11/11 1/12 3/12 5/12 8/12. Source: Bloomberg
  5. 5. ELLI Multi-Currency Loan Return (monthly) 3.0% August 2012: + 0.91% Text July 2012: + 0.35% Jan-Aug 2012: + 6.34% Jan-Aug 2011: + 0.41% 1.8% 0.5% (0.8%) (2.0%) 2/10 4/10 6/10 8/10 10/1012/10 2/11 4/11 6/11 8/11 10/1112/11 2/12 4/12 6/12 8/12. Source: S&P European Leveraged Loan Index
  6. 6. New-issue: Loans vs. HY Bonds (monthly) 12 HY bonds Text Loans 9€billions 6 3 €1.0B €1.1B 0 3/11 4/11 5/11 6/11 7/11 8/11 9/11 10/11 11/11 12/11 1/12 2/12 3/12 4/12 5/12 6/12 7/12 8/12 . Source: LCD - Leveraged Commentary & Data
  7. 7. ELLI Default Rates – European Leveraged Loans Default Rate by Principal Amount Default Rate by Issuer Count 16% 16% 13% 13% 10% 10% 6% Text 6% 3% 3% 0% 0% 2/09 3/10 4/11 8/12 2/09 2/10 2/11 8/12. Source: LCD - Leveraged Commentary & Data
  8. 8. Looking Aheadout • The European sovereign crisis finale not yet played. We are still some distance from the closing credits • Possible inflows into high yield bond funds on back of interest rate cuts by ECB; tentative stability in the secondary markets • A-to-E to continue: issuers seek to address maturity concerns, though issuers that come to market are weaker • Issuers will continue to seek to tap US market for both loans and bonds, market permitting
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