About Us

About the APLMA

The APLMA is a professional not-for-profit trade association which represents the interests of institutions active in the syndicated loan markets in the Asia-Pacific ("APAC") region. Its primary objective is to promote growth and liquidity in the syndicated loan markets (both primary and secondary), which it endeavours to do by: advocating best market standards and practices; promulgating a suite of highly professional standard documents; engaging with regulators on key matters affecting the markets; organising conferences and knowledge sharing events in member countries; and providing a professional networking platform for members across the region.

APLMA was founded in August 1998 by 15 major international banks. APLMA members include banks, non-bank financial institutions, law firms, insurance companies, rating agencies, multilateral agencies, financial information service providers and other financial intermediaries. It is headquartered in Hong Kong with a full legal branch in Australia and Singapore, as well as offshore committees in China, India, Malaysia, New Zealand and Taiwan. APLMA cooperates closely with its sister associations in Europe and North America (the LMA and LSTA) and with other trade organisations around the globe. Several regulators in APAC (notably HKMA and MAS) are Honorary Members.