Theodore Basta is Executive Vice President of Market Analytics and Investor Strategy for the LSTA, where he manages key strategic products and partnerships, including the LSTA’s secondary trading and settlement data initiatives, the LSTA/Thomson Reuters LPC Mark-to-Market Pricing Service and the S&P/LSTA Leveraged Loan Index. In addition, Mr. Basta runs the Association’s global investor conferences and manages the LSTA’s Market Analytics team which is responsible for the LSTAs analytical and reporting initiatives all of which enhance market visibility, transparency and liquidity. Mr. Basta also manages the LSTA’s Shift Date Process, the Association’s website and social media. Finally, Mr. Basta plays an active role in speaking at industry conferences, both in the US and abroad, and has authored chapters on the secondary loan market in numerous books and market publications.
Prior to joining the LSTA, Ted was Vice President and Director of Global Pricing with Loan Pricing Corporation (LPC), where he managed the LSTA/LPC Mark-to-Market Pricing Service. During his tenure at LPC, Ted was instrumental in driving new product development and secondary market analytics, while playing an influential role in several initiatives that enhanced the liquidity and transparency of the secondary loan market.
Mr. Basta received an M.B.A. from the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College and a B.A. in Accounting from Long Island University.