Benchmark Strategies Forum Asia Pacific

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

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While recognizing the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, the UK Financial Conduct Authority has reiterated that firms cannot rely on LIBOR being published after the end of 2021. This ISDA Virtual Conference will explore the progress made in Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and other Asian markets to shift away from LIBOR and adopt alternative risk-free rates (RFRs). The event will also set out the issues Asian market participants need to consider when transitioning legacy portfolios linked to LIBOR or local interbank offered rates (IBORs), and outline the upcoming milestones for transition, including the implementation of robust fallbacks.


Who Should Attend: Senior industry participants from the buy and sell-side involved in trading, structuring, risk, legal and compliance, as well as infrastructure providers, benchmark administrators and vendors.


*Subject to approval. Submit Name, Title and Company Name with Buy-Side Registration Request.
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This is an ISDA Virtual Conference:

  • Event will be live on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM HKT/SGT  |  Timezone Converter
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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

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2:00 PM Introduction Scott O’Malia

Scott O’Malia, Chief Executive Officer, ISDA

2:05 PM Welcoming Remarks

2:10 PM Keynote Address

A senior regulator will provide an update on the adoption of RFRs and the role of the official sector in encouraging transition in Asia.

2:30 PM Break

2:40 PM Transitioning Legacy Portfolios

What steps do Asia-Pacific market participants need to take to transition their legacy cleared and non-cleared LIBOR or local IBOR exposures to RFRs? What rate should be adopted in a multi-rate environment? What changes need to be made to systems and processes, and what role can fallbacks play in any transition initiative? What are the biggest challenges to the transition faced by the market participants in Asia-Pacific?

3:25 PM Break

3:35 PM Progress in RFR Adoption in Asia

Trading volumes in derivatives linked to certain RFRs has increased, but LIBOR continues to dominate in most currencies. This session will describe the steps taken so far to encourage liquidity in alternative RFRs in Asia, potential challenges and expected milestones between now and the end of 2021.

  • Progress in developing liquidity in Asia’s RFRs
  • Impact of a multi-rate approach
  • Managing cross-currency swaps
  • Approach of central counterparties
  • Challenges and milestones


4:25 PM Break

4:35 PM Keynote Address

A senior regulator will discuss forthcoming industry initiatives and milestones for 2020 and 2021.

4:55 PM Closing Remarks

5:00 PM Conference Concludes

Agenda is subject to change.

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Scott O’Malia

Chief Executive Officer



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Complimentary buy-side registration: To qualify, the registrant must be an employee of a buy-side firm. Buy-side firms include asset managers, hedge funds, mutual funds, pension funds, insurance companies, energy/commodity firms and corporates. Institutions that have a proprietary trading arm but also provide services to other market participants do not qualify as buy-side even if they are the clients of service providers. All complimentary registrations are subject to ISDA approval. Submit Name, Title and Company Name with Buy-Side Registration Request.

Registration fee is for one person to attend the entire event. Pass may not be split between multiple attendees.


Member US$100.00

Non-Member US$100.00

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