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  • Navigating hedging decisions for REITS during the COVID-19 crisis

    Navigating hedging decisions for REITS during the COVID-19 crisis

    Considerations around risk management start with economic factors. But REITs (as SEC filers) applying U.S. GAAP accounting must also contemplate financial reporting ramifications of hedging decisions.

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  • U.S./China tensions reignite

    U.S./China tensions reignite

    Major U.S. equity indices moved lower on the week as weakening domestic economic data and rising geopolitical tensions soured investor sentiment and jeopardized hopes for a V-shaped economic recovery.

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  • The renewed importance of impairment testing

    The renewed importance of impairment testing

    Real estate market participants remain cautious, requiring significant areas of judgement in quantifying updates to cash flow modeling and discount rates.

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  • LIBOR transition: GBP update—18 May, 20206:58

    LIBOR transition: GBP update—18 May, 2020

    Despite the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the UK Financial Conduct Authority is still advising all market participants to prepare for a discontinuation of LIBOR at the end of 2021.

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  • U.S. real estate market update—May 11, 20209:37

    U.S. real estate market update—May 11, 2020

    This summarizes the impacts that COVID-19 has had on repo markets and SOFR, how market participants have responded, and the possible implications of the economic slowdown on the LIBOR-SOFR transition.

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  • The plausibility of negative rates in the U.S. and UK

    The plausibility of negative rates in the U.S. and UK

    When looking to understand the risk of negative interest rates occurring, commercial real estate (CRE) investors should take care to understand the motives behind central bank decisions.

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  • What is an interest rate swap?

    What is an interest rate swap?

    An interest rate swap is a financial contract in which two parties agree to exchange distinct cashflows for a given period of time.

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  • U.S. real estate market update—April 27, 2020

    U.S. real estate market update—April 27, 2020

    This update summarizes recent actions of the Fed, how those actions have flowed through to indicators of credit conditions, and how these changing conditions are impacting CRE interest rate caps.

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  • FASB decisions on COVID-19 hedge accounting impacts

    FASB decisions on COVID-19 hedge accounting impacts

    Recent FASB decisions on the accounting impacts of COVID-19 created a gray area subject to interpretation and potential manipulation. Consistent, accurate accounting treatment will be critical.

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  • Market volatility impacts fuel markets

    Market volatility impacts fuel markets

    The Saudi/Russia price war, coupled with steady declines in consumption, sent prices for crude and products into free fall, which can meaningfully impact fuel hedging programs.

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  • Weekly bulletin—Is the UK set for inflation?

    Weekly bulletin—Is the UK set for inflation?

    Independent central banks exist to protect politicians from one of the oldest temptations of government: increasing their own money supply during times of economic stress.

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  • Market Update: Strategies for Volatile Markets, Q1 2020

    Market Update: Strategies for Volatile Markets, Q1 2020

    Our experts will examine the factors driving the markets and discuss the balance sheet risk management strategies that are being implemented.

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  • U.S. real estate market update—April 6, 2020

    U.S. real estate market update—April 6, 2020

    Interest rate swaps are highly customizable and negotiable, and lend themselves to restructuring. This flexibility enables a cash-constrained borrower to amend and temporarily reduce payments.

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  • Market volatility impacts FX markets

    Market volatility impacts FX markets

    Financial markets continue to search for a new equilibrium and organizations should proactively review foreign exchange hedging programs.

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  • Reducing the impact of forecast errors

    Reducing the impact of forecast errors

    Forecasts for many companies have significantly changed, therefore impacting both FX and commodity hedging programs, and the accounting for these programs.

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  • Europe real estate market update—6 April, 2020

    Europe real estate market update—6 April, 2020

    For borrowers not facing immediate liquidity constraints, the current interest rate environment presents a compelling opportunity to restructure swaps to a lower coupon and longer duration.

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  • Coronavirus: Businesses Search for Liquidity, Credit

    Coronavirus: Businesses Search for Liquidity, Credit

    With the coronavirus pandemic creating a ripple effect in the economy, Amol Dhargalkar discusses how companies are looking to enhance their liquidity positions and secure access to credit with AFP.

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  • Corporates sprint to lock in low rates

    Corporates sprint to lock in low rates

    Amol Dhargalkar discusses how corporate borrowers are moving quickly to lock in lower interest rates even as the coronavirus outbreak stops bond issuance in its tracks with Risk.net

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  • Common FX questions in the current environment

    Common FX questions in the current environment

    Multiple standard deviation movements in currency rates since the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded has brought FX to the forefront. Here’s a list of common FX questions that Chatham has fielded.

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  • Debt valuation market update, Q1 2020

    Debt valuation market update, Q1 2020

    This webinar highlights the key drivers of debt valuation for first quarter 2020. They will also cover hot topics including recent market volatility and projected impact on fund returns.

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