ABA Calls for Flexibility from FASB as Libor Transition Commences

With the New York Federal Reserve beginning to publish the Secured Overnight Financing Rate -- or SOFR -- next week, the American Bankers Association today wrote to the Financial Accounting Standards Board in support of including the overnight index swap rate based on SOFR as a benchmark interest rate for hedge accounting purposes, as an alternative to U.S. dollar Libor.

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