An Overview of the Lincoln Senior Debt Index

Jun 2024

The Lincoln Senior Debt Index is a quarterly index that tracks the fair market value of 1,600 middle market, direct lending credit investments every quarter across approximately 175+ fund clients in the U.S. and in Europe.

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 Lincoln U.S. Senior Debt Index

Lincoln European Senior Debt Index

Comparison of U.S. and European Senior Debt Indices

LSDI Methodology


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The Lincoln European Senior Debt Index is an informational indicator only, and does not constitute investment advice, an investment recommendation or other information recommending or suggesting an investment strategy (within the meaning of the EU and UK Market Abuse Regulations), or an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy any security. It is not possible to directly invest in the Lincoln European Senior Debt Index. Some of the statements above contain opinions based upon certain assumptions regarding the data used to create the Lincoln European Senior Debt Index, and these opinions and assumptions may prove incorrect. Actual results could vary materially from those implied or expressed in such statements for any reason. The Lincoln European Senior Debt Index has been created on the basis of information provided by third-party sources that are believed to be reliable, but Lincoln International has not conducted an independent verification of such information. Lincoln International makes no warranty or representation as to the accuracy or completeness of such third-party information.

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