ISDA Agreements are complex and convoluted, and most businesses don’t negotiate them very often. Those that have negotiated an ISDA know that doing so can be complicated and involves facing a dealer bank with a specialized legal team, so hiring an industry expert is essential; but the process can be time-consuming and expensive. While expertise and experience are essential, it’s critical to have a partner who not only knows fair market terms but also understands the mechanics and logistics of a company’s hedging program, which dictates which terms are most important and drives what will have the most impact.
Learning Curve: The Promise and Perils of Deal-Contingent Hedging
Deal-contingent hedging can be a great way to hedge risks associated with mergers and acquisitions, but a n...
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Proposed amendments to EMIR margin rules
The European Supervisory Authorities issued a final report outlining proposed revisions to the margin regulatory technical standards (RTS) to EMIR.
Upcoming ISDA 2020 IBOR fallbacks protocol and amended 2006 ISDA definitions
What to expect in ISDA's upcoming revision to its fallback protocol and definitions detailing the circumstances in which trades will transition away from IBORs
End Users’ Challenges in the LIBOR Transition
End users must recognize and understand the complexity of the challenges during the LIBOR transition so they can act to mitigate their impact.
U.S. Prudential Regulators finalize SA-CCR rule
The U.S. Prudential Regulators adopted a final rule to implement SA-CCR. The final rule includes changes that are beneficial to derivatives end users as well as some changes that are less favorable.
Chatham’s response to ISDA’s consultation on the final parameters of the LIBOR transition
Chatham's evaluation of spread and term options that will best serve market participants through the IBOR transition in response to ISDA's consultation.
Upcoming changes to initial margin rules mitigate their impact
Regulators have split the final phase (Phase 5) of the initial margin rules into two parts — now Phases 5 and 6 — to mitigate the impact of the upcoming expansion.
Chatham Financial wins award at Barclays DerivHack 2019
Chatham Financial's technology team earned the Best Solution Architecture Award at Barclay’s DerivHack 2019 in New York. This is the second consecutive year that Chatham’s team has won the award.
U.S. companies advised to prepare for multiple benchmark rates in transition from LIBOR
Globally expanding businesses need to look beyond the replacement created by the Federal Reserve panelists say during AFP 2019, including Rob Mangrelli of Chatham Financial.
Brexit’s potential impact on derivatives documentation
With Brexit likely, clients should begin thinking about the potential impacts Brexit could have on their derivatives documentation.
Chatham's responses to ISDA's LIBOR consultations
Chatham's respondes to both ISDA consultations in July 2019, focusing on the potential impacts of ISDA’s proposals on derivatives end users.
FAQ: USD LIBOR Transition to SOFR
USD LIBOR transition to SOFR: Frequently asked questions for end users. How to start preparing for the USD LIBOR transition and what to expect in the next 18 months.
SEC raises expectations for public disclosures on LIBOR transition risks
Chatham's methodology for entities to assess their LIBOR transition activities and risks to meet the SEC's new expectations for disclosure.
Response to the CFTC's Certain Swap Data Repository and Data Reporting Requirements
Chatham's comment on the CFTC's proposed rulemaking, Certain Swap Data Repository and Data Reporting Requirements, especially for section 49.11
Bank Yield Index and constructing a term-SOFR curve
Comparing solutions for constructing a term-SOFR curve: Matt Hoffman comments on the methodology Chatham has used to create daily, monthly, and quarterly term-SOFR curves.
Helping End Users Navigate the Transition to IBOR Alternatives
Chatham Financial has drafted a list of principles and potential actions to facilitate the transition from LIBOR and protect end users against unnecessary costs, risks, and disruption.
Response to ISDA's supplemental consultation spread and term adjustments for USD LIBOR
Chatham's response to ISDA's Supplemental Consultation on Spread and Term Adjustments for Fallbacks in Derivatives Referencing USD LIBOR, CDOR and HIBOR
Response to ISDA's Consultation on Pre-Cessation Issues for LIBOR
Chatham's response to ISDA's Consultation on Pre-Cessation Issues for LIBOR and Certain Other Interbank Offered Rates (IBORs)
Finalized Volcker Rule changes will benefit certain financial institutions
What you need to know about the revisions to the Volcker Rule.
EMIR Refit Benefits European Corporate Entities
Changes to EMIR that that will benefit the compliance obligations for European corporate entities became effective June 17, 2019.
EMIR Refit Impacts for Fund-Level Hedging