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International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc.

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Take a walk into the world of derivatives, as ISDA explores developments in financial markets, risk management, regulation and technology. Featuring interviews with top experts in trading, policy, risk and economics, The Swap asks why the issues that matter actually matter. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
More than US$350 trillion in derivatives and financial products are tied to LIBOR. Its impending replacement as a benchmark interest rate will have a significant impact on the world’s lending, borrowing and investing businesses as well as consumer mortgages, student loans and credit card interest rates. Hosted by members of Dechert’s Global Finance practice, LIBORcasts feature in-depth conversations with industry leaders and regulators as they navigate the LIBOR transition.
 
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Where does the LIBOR transition currently stand and what can we expect in 2022? In this 18th episode, Dechert’s Christopher Desmond and Jonathan Gaynor pose these questions to Oliver Wyman’s Adam Schneider. Our speakers also discuss the use and viability of alternative rates to LIBOR available today, proposed legislative solutions for legacy contra…
 
The European Commission has a busy end to 2021 in store, with publication of new capital measures due in October, continuing work to enable the transition to a climate-neutral economy by 2050 and an ongoing initiative to review its flagship markets legislation. The EC’s Sean Berrigan discusses the EU’s regulatory priorities See acast.com/privacy fo…
 
Regulatory reforms over the past decade helped banks weather the coronavirus crisis, but what’s in store in the future? What will it take to be a leading investment bank, and to what extent will technology be the differentiating factor? JP Morgan analyst Kian Abouhossein gives his views. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
What should securitization trustees be concerned about regarding the LIBOR transition? In this episode, Dechert’s Matthew Hays and Wells Fargo Senior Company Counsel Mike Johnson discuss how issuers, investors and servicers can prepare for the transition as well as whether trust instruction proceedings (TIPs) may be used in connection with LIBOR la…
 
Loan market products are widely viewed as presenting some of the more complex issues to be addressed in order to achieve a successful transition away from LIBOR. In this 16th episode, Kam Mahil of the Loan Market Association (LMA) discusses aspects of LIBOR transition relevant to the international loan markets with Dechert's Sarah Smith and Karen S…
 
Will borrowers accept SOFR? In the 15th episode of our LIBORcast series, Dechert’s Matthew Hays and guests from multifamily market leader Freddie Mac discuss the latest on SOFR and the broader LIBOR transition from a legal, origination, servicing and investing perspective, including Freddie Mac’s background in originating SOFR loans and securitizin…
 
What impact have the March 2021 ICE Benchmark Administration (IBA) announcements had on LIBOR transition efforts? In this episode, Dechert’s Matthew Hays and KKR’s Tal Reback discuss where preparations for the transition stand today as well as the impact of a multi-rate environment, whether the market should wait for term SOFR and more.…
 
The financial industry has increased its focus on improving gender diversity in the workforce in recent years, but there is still a long way to go. How can firms gain momentum in tackling this issue and what impact has the coronavirus pandemic had on diversity initiatives? PIMCO’s Tracey Jordal and Amanda Pullinger from 100 Women in Finance give th…
 
What has the end of the Brexit transition period meant for derivatives markets, and how will the priorities of EU and UK regulators shift now that Brexit is finally done? Are the EU and UK entering into a new era of strategic rivalry in financial services? Donald Ricketts, head of financial services at FleishmanHillard, gives his thoughts. See acas…
 
As sustainable finance rises up the agenda around the world, ambitious targets are being set to support the transition to a green economy. What role will the derivatives market play in supporting hedging and standardization? Bob Litterman, founder of Kepos Capital and chair of the CFTC’s climate-related market risk subcommittee, shares his perspect…
 
Will 2021 bring us closer to a replacement for LIBOR? In the 12th episode of our LIBORcast series, Dechert’s Matt Hays and Adam Schneider, an Oliver Wyman partner and LIBOR lead, discuss where the transition stands at year-end, including the economic impact of the LIBOR extension, the future and timing of Term SOFR, market preparedness and engageme…
 
After a year that saw a global pandemic, a US election and ongoing negotiations over a post-Brexit trade deal between the EU and UK, what does 2021 have in store? How will Brexit, LIBOR reform and a Biden administration affect derivatives markets? D. E. Shaw’s Darcy Bradbury and Société Générale’s Eric Litvack give their views. See acast.com/privac…
 
The IBA’s announcement that it is consulting on plans to extend LIBOR until June 2023 is welcome news to many market participants, but will it pave the way for a smoother transition? In this episode, Dechert’s Matt Hays and Goldman Sachs managing director Jason Granet discuss the latest news on the extension and how industry participants can make t…
 
We know the Biden administration will prioritize major issues like COVID-19 and climate change, but what does the US election result mean for the direction of US financial regulation? Paul Atkins, chief executive of Patomak Global Partners, and Fred Hatfield, director, Intercontinental Exchange, give their views. See acast.com/privacy for privacy a…
 
Is LIBOR transition a sell-side issue only, as some have suggested? In this episode, Dechert's Sarah Smith and Karen Stretch discuss what the transition means for the buy-side with Adam Jacobs-Dean of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), as well as what AIMA members are saying about the impact of LIBOR transition on derivatives…
 
Could LIBOR be unavailable before 2022? Dechert and David Bowman of the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors discuss the likelihood that regulators further specify the timeline for discontinuance as well as whether market participants should wait for Term SOFR before moving away from LIBOR and what they should do about their tough legacy instrument…
 
What role does the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) have in the LIBOR transition? In this episode, Dechert and ISDA’s Ann Battle take a whistle-stop tour through benchmark reform, including what the buy-side can expect, considerations for late-adopters, the scope of ISDA’s impact on other trades and more. Original episode date…
 
How should the asset management industry prepare for the LIBOR transition? In this episode, guests from the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority discuss the regulator’s approach to the transition, including highlights from the likely roadmap between now and December 2021 as well as actions market participants can take to be ready. Original episode date…
 
What is the current state of the derivatives market, and could the LIBOR transition lead to market fragmentation? In this episode, Dechert and guests from Chatham Financial discuss the latest on SOFR interest rate caps, the price of SOFR-based products, value transfer in the LIBOR transition and more. Original episode date: August 14, 2020…
 
How have trade organizations been addressing the impending LIBOR transition? In this episode, guests from the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council (CREFC) share what their bank and non-bank members have been saying about LIBOR, as well as what they are hearing from the CMBS servicer community. Original episode date: August 20, 2020…
 
Are all lenders ready for the LIBOR transition, regardless of size? In this episode, Dechert and Mike Flood of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) discuss whether the transition is likely to be smooth sailing or chaos, when we may see the first conventional lending based on SOFR, and what the MBA is doing to help the market adjust. Original epis…
 
Could Daily Simple SOFR be the best replacement rate for the loan market? Dechert and LSTA’s Meredith Coffey discuss why that may be the case, as well as which parts of the market are most prepared for the LIBOR transition and what CLO and loan market participants should be thinking about when they’re looking at their portfolios. Original episode d…
 
LIBOR is on its way out – but what will replace it? What alternative rates are available, how widely used are they and what needs to happen to bolster liquidity? In this episode, Jack Hattem, managing director in global fixed income at BlackRock, and Subadra Rajappa, head of US rates strategy at Société Générale, give a traders’ perspective on the …
 
With hundreds of trillions of dollars in derivatives, bonds, loans and mortgages linked to LIBOR, shifting to alternative rates is one of the biggest structural changes financial markets have ever faced. In this episode, Frances Hinden, vice president for treasury operations at Shell and vice chair of the Working Group on Sterling Risk-Free Referen…
 
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