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  • Top 4 limitations in managing CRE debt in Excel

    Top 4 limitations in managing CRE debt in Excel

    Commercial real estate professionals are turning their attention toward technology to optimize workflows and focus on the core of their business.

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  • Equities rally as virus surges in U.S.

    Equities rally as virus surges in U.S.

    Major U.S. equity indices pushed higher on the week, as positive developments in the hunt for effective COVID-19 treatments and a vaccine improved investor sentiment.

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  • How to win business with sophisticated lending tools

    How to win business with sophisticated lending tools

    Listen to this podcast and see how to banks can win business with sophisticated lending tools.

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  • Why hire an advisor for a lender-required swap?

    Why hire an advisor for a lender-required swap?

    Commercial real estate (CRE) borrowers often encounter interest rate swaps in conjunction with mortgage/debt financings. Here are some key benefits of utilizing an advisor on a lender-required swap.

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  • Effective balance sheet hedging in the current climate

    Effective balance sheet hedging in the current climate

    See how current market conditions present financial institutions, equipped with the proper tools and strategy, with opportunities that can provide some welcomed relief during this period.

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  • Interest rate floors: economic and hedge accounting impacts

    Interest rate floors: economic and hedge accounting impacts

    If your refinancing discussions with lenders include considering a change to interest rate floors, you should evaluate the potential hedging and hedge accounting impacts of this transaction.

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  • Negative interest rate policy in Europe—how it works and what it means

    Negative interest rate policy in Europe—how it works and what it means

    Given the unprecedented nature of this medical and economic crisis, with the Bank of England base rate at 0.10%, many ask whether the BoE would adopt a Negative Interest Rate Policy (NIRP).

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  • Negative interest rate policy in the U.S.—what we currently know

    Negative interest rate policy in the U.S.—what we currently know

    Given the unprecedented nature of this medical and economic crisis, with the target Fed Funds range at 0-0.25%, many ask whether the Federal Reserve would adopt a Negative Interest Rate Policy (NIRP).

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  • Lending in 2020: a strong defense is the best offense

    Lending in 2020: a strong defense is the best offense

    As economic activity begins to resume this summer, banks should consider taking proactive steps to protect their customer relationships from hungry competitors.

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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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  • 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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  • Derivatives market update for financial institutions

    Derivatives market update for financial institutions

    Learn how financial institutions are dealing with recent market volatility as well as a wide range of issues from net interest margin pressures and asset-liability management.

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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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  • When rates are zero, derivatives make every basis point count

    When rates are zero, derivatives make every basis point count

    A financial institution with hedging capabilities is better equipped to protect its net interest margin and make every basis point count with the recent return to rock-bottom interest rates.

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  • Hedge Accounting considerations for loan deferrals

    Hedge Accounting considerations for loan deferrals

    Read more about the hedge accounting considerations and impacts for loan deferrals as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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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  • LIBOR Transition Update

    LIBOR Transition Update

    After December 31, 2021 the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) will no longer compel banks to submit rates for the calculation of LIBOR, which may lead to a permanent cessation of this benchmark.

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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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