NEW YORK, Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Capital IQ Leveraged Commentary & Data (LDC) today launched LeveragedLoan.com, a free website featuring leveraged loan and high yield bond market news, analysis, and data. The site offers an online version of LCD's definitive Loan Market Primer and features a section for finding and posting leveraged finance jobs worldwide. For more information, go to www.LeveragedLoan.com.
"Recognizing the increasing interest in private equity and the leveraged loan market among finance professionals and the general public alike, we created LeveragedLoan.com both to promote understanding and awareness of this important market sector as well as to distribute news about deals, conditions, trends and the people behind them," says Steve Miller, Managing Director, S&P Capital IQ and head of LCD. "It's meant to be a comprehensive tool and go-to loan market reference for existing and potential industry participants."
LeveragedLoan.com was designed for a broad spectrum of users, including institutional investors researching the asset class, jobseekers eyeing careers in leveraged finance, journalists covering the financial markets and new investors gathering knowledge and information. Each of the site's many components has been enabled for social sharing, making it easy to tweet about an individual news story or to email job postings or market stats to others.
The website includes both news reporting and analysis of key market trends as well as a robust assortment of market statistics, from new-issue loan volume and leveraged loan yields, to index levels and default rates. The site also has a jobs listing section, creating a valuable hub for the leveraged finance community. Of special note is the comprehensive Leveraged Loan Primer, which will expand over time as necessitated by industry dynamics.
"The Primer is one of the most popular offerings LCD has published," says Miller. "To have it online in a searchable, shareable format that can be updated as the market moves is a huge plus, and something that clients have been asking for."
About S&P Capital IQ Leveraged Commentary and Data (LCD)
A business of S&P Capital IQ, LCD is the global market leader in leveraged finance news, analysis and data. It offers real-time coverage of the US/European leveraged loan and high-yield bond markets, from deal inception through the secondary markets. In addition, it produces distressed market news, trend analysis, analytical highlights and guest commentary from leading leveraged finance players. LCD's research arm enables reporting on pricing, trends, secondary levels/analysis, credit stats, default analysis, and both US and European Loan Indexes. For more information, follow LCD on Twitter @lcdnews.
About S&P Capital IQ
S&P Capital IQ, a brand of the McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE:MHP), is a leading provider of multi-asset class data, research and analytics to institutional investors, investment advisors and wealth managers around the world. We provide a broad suite of capabilities designed to help track performance, generate alpha, identify new trading and investment ideas, and perform risk analysis and mitigation strategies. Through leading desktop solutions such as Capital IQ, Global Credit Portal and MarketScope Advisor desktops; enterprise solutions such as S&P Securities Evaluations, Global Data Solutions, and Compustat; and research offerings including Leveraged Commentary & Data, Global Market Intelligence, and company and funds research, S&P Capital IQ sharpens financial intelligence into the wisdom today's investors need. For more information, visit www.standardandpoors.com.
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