The State of Play on Derivatives Regulation
The State of Play on Derivatives Regulation Now more than a year since a new Presidential administration to...
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November jobs report impresses
The major U.S. equity indices ended the week mixed yet little-changed from the week prior as trade worries were countered by impressive U.S. economic data.
Chatham Financial wins Hedging Adviser of the Year at the Risk Awards
Chatham Financial accepted the inaugural Hedging Adviser of the Year award at the 2020 Risk Awards. This new award recognizes excellence in providing independent advice to derivatives users.
Chatham Financial Acquires London-Based JCRA Group
Chatham Financial announced today that it has acquired the JCRA Group, significantly expanding the firm’s presence in Europe to create a global powerhouse in financial risk management solutions.
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.
Chatham Financial adds Brian Gould to Global Real Estate team
Chatham Financial announced that Brian Gould has joined the firm’s Global Real Estate team as a managing director in the D.C. metropolitan area.
Semi-Annual Market Update
In this installment of Chatham’s semi-annual market update webinar series, we will examine current market conditions, drivers, and indicators, as well as communications from the Fed, and more.
Slides: Debt valuation market update - Q2 2019
John Kjelstrom and Casey Irwin highlighted key drivers of debt valuation for Q2 2019. They also covered recent hot topics including market rates, the application of lending floors and volatility.
Debt valuation recommended policies and best practices
The purpose of this document is to provide a framework for understanding best practices in marking debt to market for the purpose of financial reporting.
Debt valuation methodologies for real estate investments
This paper provides a framework for measuring the fair value of debt in a way that facilitates transparency, consistency and confidence in fair value measurements for financial reporting.
Rate cap provider ratings and downgrade triggers
When a lender sets out the requirements of a cap, they nearly always stipulate minimum Counterparty Ratings Requirements.
The Obstacle-Strewn Path to Replacing LIBOR
Robert Mangrelli discusses key indications that the SOFR rate is being adopted by the market.
Regulators Underscore Urgency of LIBOR Transition
Robert Mangrelli discusses risk of LIBOR no longer existing, banks limiting issuance of debt or derivatives based on LIBOR & pushing market participants to find ways to value and hedge SOFR products.
Chatham’s perspective on the concerns of end users facing LIBOR transition
Chatham’s Rob Mangrelli’s statement today at the CFTC on key challenges with the transition from LIBOR for end users.
What will your swap actually cost at closing?
Swap fee, credit charge, mark up...it has many names, but do you know the price before you go to closing?
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.
Rising U.S. hedging costs decrease Asian real estate investment
With two more U.S. interest rate hikes planned for 2018, and rates in Japan and South Korea expected to remain static, hedging costs will likely increase further.
Defeasance pitfalls: What borrowers need to know
While CMBS can be accretive to returns, it can also impair them; borrowers that refinance or sell mid-term will be forced to repay loans early, triggering a potentially painful exit.
REITs should prepare for likely transition from LIBOR
Gavin Duckworth, director of hedging and capital markets at Chatham Financial, participated in a video interview at REITwise 2018, Nareit’s Law, Accounting & Finance Conference in Hollywood, Florida.
Considerations for LIBOR Alternatives in Loan Documentation
Chatham Financial covers some of the issues that should be considered as market participants prepare for the unavailability of LIBOR and the resulting impact on loans and derivatives.
Defeasance best practices for borrowers, brokers, counsel