Nearly one third of Loan Market Association (LMA) members
believe economic and geopolitical risks will be the biggest
influence on the syndicated loan market in 2015.
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The finding, from the
LMA annual members’ survey released last week,
is a rare blip in an otherwise optimistic sector. Of the
500-plus respondents spanning 32 countries, nearly half expect
2015 volumes to increase by more than 10% on this
"The findings show the resilience and robustness of
the loan market," said LMA director Nick Voisey.
"It’s encouraging to see confidence returning,
with corporate M&A expected to provide the best
opportunities next year."
More than a third of respondents believe
acquisition finance, which is needed for the loan market to
operate close to capacity, will provide next
year’s best opportunities.