Another Nudge for Benchmark Reform…

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IBOR transition in Europe has taken another step forward. On Monday, May 6th, the European Money Markets Institute (EMMI), which is the administrator of both the EONIA and EURIBOR benchmarks, applied to the Belgian Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA) for authorisation to compute & publish “reformed” Euribor. EONIA and EURIBOR are two of the main euro-denominated measures of money …

Benchmark Transition is Coming…a Brief Guide for Corporate Treasurers

New Link Editor Front Office, Thinking

1.  A Little Context Within the next two and a half years, global financial markets will see lasting changes made to some of their oldest interest rate benchmarks. These benchmarks will be either retired or reformed, replaced either by a series of nearly risk-free rates (RFRs), or reformed benchmarks. We are of course talking about Inter-Bank Offered Rates (IBORs), the most common of …