Beyond COVID-19: Crisis response or road to recovery?
Crisis response or road to recovery?
The transition from LIBOR to alternative risk free rates (RFRs) represents one of the biggest changes to the financial services industry, including those providing trust and agency services. There is increasing pressure on market participants from global regulators to take action to address LIBOR transition in both new and legacy transactions. Given the volume of product and processes affected, LIBOR transition will entail considerable work and risk.
As a result of regulator pressure, LIBOR and other benchmark rates are likely to be restructured or abolished by the end of 2021. We want to keep you up to date with key regulatory and industry developments and provide practical tools to help you navigate the challenges the reforms present.
This briefing considers the issues arising from LIBOR transition for administrative agents, collateral agents, trustees, intermediaries and other financial institutions to help you find a solution.
The team tracks financial services regulatory developments. A sample of IBOR updates over the past month includes:
As the global aviation industry looks towards post-pandemic recovery and less turbulent skies, it is the topic of decarbonisation that is increasingly top of everyone’s agenda. There have been a number of eye-catching announcements around the world in recent weeks, from United Airlines announcing its intention to purchase 100 electric aircraft, an increased focus on the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from several airlines, and Korean Air utilising the green bond markets.
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