Our LIBOR guru, who was as a panelist on talk about technology and LIBOR transition at SFVegas 2020, shares key takeaways from the lively discussion.
It’s been slow going for the financial industry to transition away from the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR), which regulators have said will be unavailable (or even invalid) after December 31, 2021. With less than two years before that deadline, the speed of progress has been inconsistent across debt asset classes. Case in point: the syndicated loan market. Why is this asset class, in particular, dragging its feet?
The adoption of new technologies continues to impact and transform banking and finance. Our sales engineers and consultants, who interact daily with banks and financial services institutions, forecast which fintech trends will influence the financial space in the next 12 months and beyond.
Regulators and central banks spent much of 2019 rallying the financial world to make progress on transitioning out of the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR). Letters to CEOs, transition guidelines, fallback language recommendations – did they work? We look back at developments in LIBOR in 2019 and highlight six things to keep in mind as preparations ramp up in 2020.
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