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Reaplacing LIBOR

Replacing LIBOR

We’ve used the London Inter-Bank Offered Rate (LIBOR) as a benchmark rate for the past 40 years.  Now, we're replacing LIBOR with the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR).  Let's look at how this change came to be.  The first thing to look at is the difference between the LIBOR Deposit ...
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The Challenges of Phase 5 Initial Margin

The Challenges of Phase Five Initial Margin

On September 1, 2019, Phase 4 brought 23 new groups posting Initial Margin for Uncleared Derivatives. Phases 1-3 brought 20 groups. Today, we have a total of 43 entities posting Initial Margin.  On July 9, 2019, in response to industry concerns about readiness, regulators changed the threshold for Phase 5 ...
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Initial Margin Thresholds Raised for Phase 5

New Threshold for Phase 5 Initial Margin for Uncleared Derivatives

During July 2019, In response to industry concerns about readiness, regulators assigned a new threshold for Phase 5 initial Margin for Uncleared Derivatives and added a 6th Phase-in for Initial Margin for Uncleared Derivatives. Phase 5 Threshold Raised, Phase 6 Added