Tag: IBOR

IBOR

FSB Reiterates Libor Reform Path

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) has reiterated its desire to see markets transit from Ibors to risk-free rates as a critical benchmark, in spite of the Covid-19 pandemic. FSB says it has discussed the impact of the disease on benchmark transition and while its Official Sector Steering Group says it recognises that some aspects of […]

FMSB Releases Third Spotlight Paper on Libor Transition

The FICC Markets Standards Board (FMSB) has published its latest Spotlight Review on Libor transition with practical case studies to support firms when considering the risks to fairness and effectiveness as the market moves to risk-free rates as more sustainable and representative benchmarks. As the risks associated with the continued provision of new LIBOR-linked products […]

ISDA a Step Closer to Benchmark Fallbacks Definition

The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) has published a statement summarising responses to a supplemental consultation on the spread and term adjustments that would apply to fallbacks for derivatives referencing euro Libor and Euribor. The statement follows a fourth consultation exercise over the issue that has vexed markets as regulators push for an end to the […]

ISDA to Try Again on Pre-Cessation Fallbacks

Following a consultation that failed to come to a consensus last year, The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) has announced that it will re-consult on how to implement pre-cessation fallbacks. Based on the results of that consultation, ISDA says it will move quickly to deliver the appropriate, industry endorsed fallback solution later this year. […]

MAS Established Benchmark Transition Team

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has announced the establishment of the Steering Committee for SOR Transition to SORA. The committee will oversee an industry-wide interest rate benchmark transition from SOR to SORA. SOR is a key interest rate benchmark in Singapore that is used in the pricing of SGD interest rate derivatives, commercial and retail […]

ISDA Publishes Preliminary Results of Benchmark Fallback Consultation

The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) has published a statement summarising the preliminary results of its supplemental consultation on adjustments that would apply to fallback rates in the event certain interbank offered rates (Ibors) are permanently discontinued. The consultation was launched in May, and set out options for spread and term adjustments if fallbacks are triggered […]

And Another Thing…

I read this week that UBS’ compliance head Markus Ronner believes that while they will inevitably remain high, compliance costs for the banking industry have peaked. There are undoubtedly a host of financial markets’ participants out there who fervently hope he is right, actually if it comes down to it, I hope he’s right! The […]

ISDA Publishes Responses to Benchmark Consultation

The International Swaps and Derivatives Association, (ISDA) has published a statement summarising the preliminary results of a consultation on technical issues related to new benchmark fallbacks for derivatives contracts that reference certain interbank offered rates (Ibors).
The consultation, which was launched in July, covered the proposed methodologies for certain adjustments that would apply to the fallback rate in the event an IBOR is permanently discontinued. ISDA says it received 152 responses from 164 entities to the consultation from a variety of market participants.

FSB Reinforces Support for Overnight RFRs

The Financial Stability Board has published a statement on reforms to interbank offered rates and the development of overnight risk-free, or nearly risk-free, rates and term rates.
The FSB says the statement is intended to provide market participants and other stakeholders with its views ahead of a forthcoming consultation by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association which contemplates fall backs for certain derivative contracts based on overnight RFRs. The FSB started its work on reforms to IBORs following enforcement action taken by FSB member authorities in response to the manipulation of these benchmarks.

Associations Publish Global Benchmark Report

The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA), the Association of Financial Markets in Europe (AFME), International Capital Market Association (ICMA) and the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) and its asset management group (SIFMA AMG) have published a new report that assesses the issues involved with benchmark reform, and makes recommendations on steps firms can take to prepare for the transition from interbank offered rates (IBORs) to alternative risk-free rates (RFRs).
The report, which was based on a survey of 150 banks, end users, infrastructures and law firms in 24 countries, shows a gap between high levels of awareness of benchmark reform and concrete steps being taken to transition from the IBORs to alternative RFRs.