How Will Financial Markets Transition from the IBORs?

13 Sep 2018 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. EDT

Sue Menon
(212) 336-4085

Once described as the “world’s most important number,” banks have been using the LIBOR rate since the ’80s. Now that the scandal-hit benchmark is due to be phased out by 2021, what will the future hold?

The replacement of LIBOR is set to be the most profound development in financial markets for years to come. With $350 trillion in financial assets tied to LIBOR, how will the financial markets cope with the transition to alternative reference rates?

Morrison & Foerster and Risk.net are pleased to present this webinar that will feature Geoffrey Peck and James Schwartz as well as industry participants from buy-side and sell-side firms to discuss challenges in the transition.

Join us and learn:

  • The current state of LIBOR and what regulators are saying about its future.
  • An overview of the alternative risk free rates: How do they differ from LIBOR and from one another?
  • What are the challenges in building a new infrastructure? How can liquidity be built in new products referencing alternative reference rates?
  • What are the key challenges in transitioning legacy products away from LIBOR? What are regulators and trade associations doing to ease the transition?
  • What does the future hold for financial markets? Is one regulator-approved rate per market the right approach?



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