Loan Market Insights from the Intralinks Debtspace Team

Companies like Prosper, Lending Club, Square and even Zipcar have embraced the new shared economy to bring us peer-to-peer platforms. Like Intralinks, they are at the forefront of how the Internet and technology can revolutionize the way we do business.


12 November 2013

The Intralinks Debtspace™ team was pretty busy this October.  We attended the 18th Annual LSTA Conference about Analyzing the Future of the Loan Market on October 17, 2013 and spoke at the Misys Americas Market Forum (AMF) on October 22, 2013.

One of the notable highlights from the LSTA conference was continued optimism about the loan market as we head into next year.  Lending volume is climbing higher as money keeps flowing into Collateralized Loan Obligations (CLOs) and loan mutual funds.  In fact, according to the LSTA Conference session The Future of CLOs, CLOs provide nearly 50% of institutional loans and 20% of all funded loans to U.S. companies this year.

At Intralinks we have been curious about when the optimism in the credit markets would spill over to peer-to-peer lending.  It seems we hit the tipping point in 2013 with the new shared economy as described in the LSTA Conference session - Peer to Peer Lending:  Why Institutional Investors are Flocking to this Emerging Asset Class.  During this session, panelists discussed what conditions contributed to growth in the online lending industry. Some of the conditions were:

  • Narrow high-yield trading spreads
  • Push toward alternative investment vehicles
  • Bullish equities market
  • Rise in home values
  • Low interest rate environment

Companies like Prosper, Lending Club, Square and even Zipcar have embraced the new shared economy to bring us peer-to-peer platforms.  Like Intralinks, they are at the forefront of how the Internet and technology can revolutionize the way we do business.

At AMF, we were excited to see how our partner, Misys, is continuously helping their clients realize opportunity.  Intralinks spoke at the forum about our end-to-end integration with Misys through our Lenderbridge adaptor.  Lenderbridge increases efficiency and decreases operational risk by keeping users and deal-centric loan information synchronized between Intralinks Debtspace VDRs and Misys Loan IQ.  Having Lenderbridge helps banks meet SEC requirements surrounding access to material non-public information.

We also gave updates on our new DCM product developments.  For more information about some of our latest updates, watch our videos below. Thanks to LSTA Conference and Misys Americas Market Forum for having us.

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Michelle Wu

Michelle Wu

Michelle Wu is a Product Marketing Director for the Intralinks Banking and Securities vertical and is responsible for all aspects of the go-to-market strategy for the debt capital markets business. Prior to joining Intralinks in 2011, Michelle was an investment banker at HSBC focused on capital markets origination working across various product groups in New York, Hong Kong and Japan.