A rally in stock markets has opened a window for securing term B loans, bankers and executives said at the conference. Institutional investor confidence has been bolstered over the last month by strong gains in the stock markets, bringing the B-loan market back to life.

The leveraged loan market has strengthened in the last three weeks as the equity markets rose to monthly highs in October, said Kevin Crealese, director at Barclays Capital. That’s given confidence to investors that typically take pieces of B loans after months of volatility.

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