It has become market practice for lenders to include wording in facility agreements that provides that the applicable IBOR (interbank offered rate) shall never be less than zero (a zero floor). But what happens if the transaction includes a corresponding interest rate swap (IRS)? Could the inclusion of a zero floor result in mismatches with rates payable under the swap?
Sucden Looks to Reduce FX Pricing Complexity, Increasing Volumes
Chatham Financial managing director Amol Dhargalkar is quoted in Euromoney, suggests limited liquidity tend...
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Chatham Financial Wins Award At Barclay's DerivHack 2018
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Transition to LIBOR Alternatives: The Regulators Are Serious
With the transition to LIBOR alternatives, regulators are keen to encourage market participants to transition to RFR alternatives such as SOFR or SONIA, but what does this mean for end users?
Regulators Underscore Urgency of LIBOR Transition
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SOFR and SONIA Futures Gain Steam
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Chatham’s Rob Mangrelli’s statement today at the CFTC on key challenges with the transition from LIBOR for end users.
WSJ: Global Regulators Push for Faster Transition Away From Libor
Chatham's Robert Mangrelli discusses market infrastructure and liquidity for SOFR products with The Wall Street Journal.
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