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ABA Banking Journal Podcast

With the London Interbank Offered Rate — which underpins more than $350 trillion in mortgages, commercial loans, bonds and derivatives worldwide, including $200 trillion in U.S. dollar-denominated financial instruments — not guaranteed to be sustained after 2021, what should banks be doing now to prepare for a transition away from the widely used benchmark?

Commercial Lending

The Alternative Reference Rates Committee — a group of private-sector market participants and public agencies convened by the Federal Reserve — today released two free webinars to help market participants better understand and respond to its request for feedback on draft fallback language for certain financial instruments that reference the U.S. dollar London Interbank Offer Rate.


In just three months since the secured overnight financing rate was published, the number of transactions underlying SOFR on a daily basis has already surpassed the amount of those underlying Libor, Federal Reserve Vice Chairman for Supervision Randal Quarles said during taped remarks at a public roundtable hosted by the Alternative Reference Rates Committee today.

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