Reference Rate Reform: Impact on the Economy and Consumers

The London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) underpins trillions of dollars in mortgages, bonds, loans, and financial instruments that directly impact Main Street and other critical parts of the American economy. But LIBOR’s viability has been in doubt ever since the financial crisis, in large part due to its susceptibility to manipulation. A public-private sector working group has launched the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) to serve as a more robust and reliable alternative to LIBOR.

Join the Bipartisan Policy Center and the International Swaps and Derivatives Association for a look at the transition from LIBOR to SOFR and what it means for companies and consumers. The event features a keynote conversation with Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton about reference rates and other issues, such as capital formation, harmonizing regulation, and the proxy voting process.

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