SOFR

WBS 4th Interest Rate Reform (IBOR Transition) Conference

Monday, October 11, 2021
This is a 3-day event focusing on the latest developments, challenges and opportunities that lie ahead within quant finance. With the increased expectation of some IBORs discontinuation and the increasing regulatory requirements related to... read more

The IBOR Transition: Challenges and the Road Ahead

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

by Quantifi & Irina Ursachi

Interbank Offered Rates (IBORs) play a pivotal role in the functioning of financial markets. The transition away from IBOR represents one of the biggest challenges facing financial services firms. The reform has been ongoing for more than two years, during which market-infrastructure providers, regulators, buy- and sell-side firms and trade associations have merged their efforts in steering some of the most complex transformation programmes the financial industry has undertaken. This paper explores the development of the IBOR reform. The first part details the status quo, some of the various aspects and challenges involved and outlines the effects of migrating from IBORs to risk-free rates. The second part of the paper outlines the preparations firms need to make to accommodate a smooth transition.

Quantifi Survey Assesses Firms' Readiness for the IBOR Transition

Monday, October 5, 2020

Quantifi recently hosted a webinar on the IBOR transition. Over 350 individuals from across the financial service industry registered for the webinar and were invited to take part in a survey on the IBOR transition. Delegates were surveyed about how prepared their firms are for the transition and the key challenges and activities they will be addressing ahead of implementing the new risk free rates.  read more

Preparing for the IBOR Transition: Technology and Models

Thursday, October 1, 2020

The IBOR transition impacts almost every part of the financial services industry including banking, capital markets, insurance and asset management. The imminent retirement of IBOR has forced financial institutions to conduct an end-to-end inventory of IBOR exposure. This should cover the full range of processes, models and systems, including pricing, valuation, risk management and booking. This process has revealed a number of challenges for financial markets participants, with many having to rethink their operations and technology infrastructure and adopting new technologies to help with the transition.  Read More

The Challenges and Risks of the IBOR Transition

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Interbank Offered Rates (IBORs), including the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR), serve as widely accepted benchmark interest rates, and the forthcoming transition is one of the most significant changes for the financial services industry. The unparalleled scale of this industry-wide transition presents considerable challenges, including potential financial, legal, operational, conduct and reputation risks. This blog explores the challenges and risks of navigating the IBOR transition and the adoption of alternative reference rates. Read More

Survey: How are Firms Navigating the IBOR Transition?

Monday, September 28, 2020

Interbank Offer Rates (IBOR) play a pivotal role in the functioning of financial markets. The transition away from IBOR represents one of the biggest challenges facing financial services firms. The reform has been ongoing for more than two years, during which market-infrastructure providers, regulators, buy- and sell-side firms, and trade associations have been assessing and preparing for a significant transformational effort. This survey was conducted during a webinar hosted by Quantifi on ‘Navigating the IBOR Transition’. Over 350+ individuals from across the financial services industry registered for the webinar and were invited to take part in the survey. Read More

Navigating the IBOR Transition

Wednesday, August 5, 2020
You're in! We've saved a space for you at the 'Navigating the IBOR Transition' webinar on Wednesday 9th September. We will send you a link to join the webinar prior to the event.
 
Date & Time:
9th September, 2020
3pm GMT / 4pm CET / 10am EST
 
Agenda:
  • Current status of the IBOR transition
  • Impact assessment and transition risks
  • How technology can help
  • Challenges of building SOFR curves
  • Issues with modelling SOFR Loans & Bonds
  • Challenges of replacing IBOR in existing Bonds & Swaps
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