For top syndicated lenders, September's financial crisis was deja vu-up to a point.

"It looked and felt like 1990," said James B. Lee, Chase Manhattan Corp. vice chairman, referring to the market's recent volatility. But unlike the dip at the beginning of the decade, September's troubles did not hinder the bank loan business for long, Mr. Lee and other lenders said.

Subscribe Now

Access to authoritative analysis and perspective and our data-driven report series.

14-Day Free Trial

No credit card required. Complete access to articles, breaking news and industry data.