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Benchmark Rate Reform for Debt-Based Cash Instruments

Impact of the move to a risk free rate on term agreements for floating bonds and loans in the cash market

17-18 September 2020
London, United Kingdom

Conference Workshop

Implications of the IBOR transition on the financial industry

This session will provide in depth knowledge into the LIBOR overhaul purpose, the new rates and their purpose as well as a deep dive into the fundamental product design differences that come with the usage of an overnight rate. Join this master-class to explore the implications of the IBOR transition on the financial industry and safeguard your institution to weather the coming storm.

Workshop Moderator: John Ewan

Company: Director, Benchmark Advisory Services

Why You Should Attend

Benchmark Rate Reform for Debt-Based Cash Instruments

The transition away from Libor is a matter of great uncertainty. As the clock ticks forward toward the demise of Libor in 2021 key questions remain unanswered. With over $400 trillion worth of contracts linked to LIBOR in major currencies, now is the key time to prepare your institution. The term structures of the new reference rates still requires clarity and in the debt-based cash instruments market, an overnight rate is detrimental to the methodology of the industry. In addition to this, with trillions of dollars worth of legacy inventory referencing LIBOR, banks must prepare themselves for every unknown eventuality. This marcus evans event will focus on the move to a risk free rate on term agreements for floating bonds and loans in the cash market and provide important market updates on approaches to the transition to a risk free rate.

Key Topics

  • Discover the feasibility of using a risk free rate in the cash market and market updates on Sonia and Ester
  • Convert legacy cash instruments to a risk free rate with consideration to fallback arrangements
  • Adoption of risk free rates for the issuance of cash instruments with particular focus on tenor
  • Establish how the issuance and hedging of cash instruments will work in practice
  • See how the international cash market is preparing itself for transition to a risk free rate

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    Practical Insights From

    Peter Green
    Head of Public Senior Funding and Covered Bonds
    Lloyds Banking Group

    Jeanine Kok
    Global Head Agency Syndicated Loans
    ABN Amro

    Shaun Kennedy
    Group Treasurer
    Associated British Ports

    Liz McGowan
    LIBOR Transition International Lead
    Wells Fargo

    John Millward
    Head of ABS, Global Co-Head Covered Bonds

    Ron Van Staten
    Managing Director, Legal Counsel

    Krishan Hirani
    Head of Secured Funding
    Nationwide Building Society

    Peter Littler
    Independent Contractor, Treasury IBOR Transition
    NatWest Markets

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    Voice of Our Customers
    • “Very useful with a lot of insights on developments with regards to the transition to risk free rates. Good experts from the banking industry on this topic,” - Julius Baer
    • “Insightful and thought provoking discussion on benchmark reform,” - Bank of Ireland
    • “Deep and intense introduction to possible consequences of the transition to a new reference rate. Very professional and academic speakers,” - Nordea
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    Event Contact

    For all enquiries regarding speaking, sponsoring and attending this conference contact:

    Anastasia Zardili

    Axel-Springer-Str. 54b, 6. Etage
    10117, Berlin

    + 49 308 906 1202
    Fax: +49 308 906 1221