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21 November 2018
Novotel Century Hong Kong,
Hong Kong

Benchmark Rates Forum APAC

Making Sense of the Shift to New Benchmark Rates

Bridge the Gap Between Awareness & Action: Navigate the Transition to Risk Free Rates!

What Do New Rates Mean for Your Business?

Navigate the Move to SOFR
  • Discuss moving hedging activity into SOFR-based derivatives.
  • Assess challenges relating to building liquidity in underlying rates.
  • Consider how term rates will be constructed from SOFR.
  • For corporate debt issuers, explore how to best disclose and control risks associated with the deterioration or discontinuation of LIBOR.
Ensure Contract Robustness
  • More than $300 trn of contracts use a LIBOR as an underlying benchmark. What happens to these products after 2021?
  • Explore the legal and financial aspects of negotiating and converting LIBOR-referencing legacy contracts.
  • Investigate what lessons can be derived from the management of contracts referencing discontinued LIBOR currency rates.
  • Examine challenges that may arise from the underlying methodological differences between IBORs and SOFR
Explore Accounting and Operational Aspects of the Transition
  • Consider ways in which the behaviour of SOFR will differ from LIBOR.
  • Address technical accounting problems arising from the use of new benchmarks.
  • Understand how to efficiently navigate multiple global benchmarks.
  • Manage communications with investors and clients who are unfamiliar with the particulars of the transition.

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