As financial institutions around the globe continue preparing to transition financial contracts away from the London Interbank Offered Rate, which is not guaranteed to be sustained after 2021, BAFT—ABA’s global transaction banking subsidiary—and the International Trade and Forfaiting Association noted that the transition could have implications for master participation agreements.
As part of its ongoing efforts to support the financial industry’s transition away from the London Interbank Offered Rate, the Alternative Reference Rates Committee today released a timeline and best practices for industry vendors in supporting the change to the Secured Overnight Financing Rate.
The Federal Reserve today expanded the scope of its Main Street Lending Program to accommodate more businesses and more loan options for participating banks.
The Alternative Reference Rates Committee today recommended a spread adjustment methodology for cash products referencing the London Interbank Offered Rate.
The Alternative Reference Rates Committee today issued a consultation on draft fallback language for variable-rate private student loans that reference the U.S. dollar London Interbank Offer Rate.
Bankers have a menu of potential alternative reference rates, each of which requires attention to understand.
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York today published its final calculation methodology for determining the daily compounded averages of the Secured Overnight Financing Rate, as well as the daily SOFR index that will allow users to calculate average rates over customer time periods.
To help minimize any expected changes in the value of financial contracts that might result from a sudden reference rate shift, the Alternative Reference Rates Committee today sought public feedback on methodologies for calculating spread adjustments on financial products that reference the London Interbank Offered Rate.
The impending demise of Libor is not a liability—it’s an opportunity.
House Financial Services Committee Ranking Member Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) wrote to Federal Reserve Vice Chairman for Supervision Randal Quarles last week requesting a January briefing on efforts by the Fed and other prudential regulators to prepare banks for the transition away from the London Interbank Offered Rate.