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Benchmarks Interest Rates

LIBOR Replacement Plans Bring Regulatory Considerations for Derivatives

Plans to end the long reign of the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) as one of the world's most often-used interest rate benchmarks have recently been confirmed by several top financial regulators. On July 27, 2017,...more

Preparing for the End of LIBOR

by Barley Snyder on

The U.K. Financial Conduct Authority has stated it intends to phase out the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) by the end of 2021. LIBOR is used regularly as an interest rate index in variable rate loans, and is the...more

LIBOR Set for Elimination in 2021

by Stinson Leonard Street on

The London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR), the interest rate tied to trillions of dollars in loans and other financial products, will be eliminated by the end of 2021. British regulators announced the timeline on Thursday,...more

Setting the New Benchmark: EU Regulation on Financial Benchmarks

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Background - The integrity of benchmarks used in financial transactions has been the subject of increasing focus from regulators since the investigations into manipulation of the setting of LIBOR, EURIBOR and other...more

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 5.6.16

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

And just as quickly as he was back on the scene, now he’s gone. With a wipe of the evidence purporting to show he invented Bitcoin and a new post entitled “I’m sorry,” Craig Steven Wright appears poised to fade back into the...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - April 2016 #13

by Dentons on

FCA finalises guidance on sharing SME credit information - FCA has published its finalised guidance on Small and Medium Sized Business (Credit Information) Regulations. This follows Treasury’s designation of the banks...more

Council explains tougher benchmarks regulation

by Dentons on

The Council has confirmed its agreement with EP that the approved benchmarks Regulation needs to be strict in order to restore trust in the integrity of benchmarks. The Council laid out the three categories of benchmarks...more

Investment Funds Update - Europe: Key legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the primary European asset...

by Dechert LLP on

EMIR: Non-Deliverable FX Forwards and Interest Rate Swap Clearing - Non-deliverable FX forwards - ESMA confirms that EMIR clearing requirements will not apply to non-deliverable FX forwards, though reserves its...more

Financial Services Quarterly Report - Fourth Quarter 2013: Leveling the Playing Field: Recent Developments in Benchmarks...

by Dechert LLP on

The individuals and entities responsible for setting financial market reference rates or, more broadly, financial benchmarks, have not historically been subject to extensive regulation. Recent misconduct by banks with regard...more

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