This article focuses on the 4Q19 Earnings Report with respect to the impact COVID-19 on 1Q20 earnings. Detailing which sectors of the S&P 500 mentioned the impact on earnings calls and the extent 1Q20 will be hurt by the virus. ...Continue Reading
Sizing up SOFR is part two of a three-part series on the transition from LIBOR to SOFR. In this article, we discuss the size of the SOFR market: the Repo markets from which SOFR is calculated, SOFR-linked debt issues, SOFR swaps, and futures. ...Continue Reading
This article is the first of a series about the transition from LIBOR to SOFR. In this article, we look at fallback and consent language in LIBOR-Linked products. The series will show what each part of the value chain needs to get done,...Continue Reading
The challenges of Phase 5 of the initial margin of uncleared derivatives include are found across the value chain. This article breaks down each job function, lists its tasks and some tips. A roadmap is included at the end, which shows the big...Continue Reading
Phase 1-4 are now in place. The increased load for Phase 5 was changed to give in-scope firms more time to complete the processes necessary for compliance. ...Continue Reading
The Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) to Replace LIBOR For new transactions as of April 1, 2018, the old IBOR will continue to be used for existing swaps and loans. As of today, The New IBOR (SOFR) will be used to measure the cost of borrowing...Continue Reading
After 5 years of negotiations, China was included in the IMF, effective this weekend, November 6, 2016. This article covers the Special Drawing Rights (SDR) and what China needs to do in order to remain a member in good standing....Continue Reading
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