The Path Forward for LIBOR Transition
Tuesday, July 14, 2020Online
Registration for this event will close 2 hours before the live broadcast
While recognizing the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) 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 adopting alternative risk-free rates (RFRs) and the development of market infrastructure and operations to support RFR trading. The event will also set out the issues firms need to consider when transitioning legacy portfolios, and outline the upcoming milestones for transition, including the switch in central counterparty (CCP) discounting and price alignment interest (PAI).
This is an ISDA Virtual Conference:
- Registration for this conference is complimentary
- Event will be live on July 14, 2020 from 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM EST | Timezone Converter
- Miss part of the event or aren't able to watch live? The recording will be available to registrants until August 14, 2020
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Curious as to what this event is all about?
ISDA's Head of Benchmark Reform, Ann Battle, is here to fill you in:
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2 CLE Credit Hours Available (New York) Transitional and Non-Transitional
1.5 CPD Credit Hours Available (England and Wales)
9:00 AM Introduction and Welcoming Remarks Scott O’Malia
9:05 AM Keynote Address Edwin Schooling Latter
A senior regulator will provide an update on the RFR transition timelineEdwin Schooling Latter, Director, Markets and Wholesale Policy, Financial Conduct Authority
9:25 AM Break
9:35 AM Progress in RFR Adoption and Upcoming Milestones Ann M. Battle, Jack Hattem, Agha Mirza, Subadra Rajappa, Philip Whitehurst
Trading volumes in derivatives linked to SOFR and SONIA experienced a big jump in the first quarter of 2020, but LIBOR continues to dominate in most currencies. This session will describe the steps taken so far to encourage liquidity in alternative RFRs, potential challenges and expected milestones between now and the end of 2021, including CCP changes in discounting and PAI for certain currencies.Ann M. Battle, Assistant General Counsel, Head of Benchmark Reform, ISDA
Jack Hattem, ISDA Board Member, Managing Director, Global Fixed Income, BlackRock
Agha Mirza, Managing Director, Global Head of Interest Rate Products, CME Group
Subadra Rajappa, Managing Director, Head of US Rates Strategy, Société Générale
Philip Whitehurst, Head of Service Development, Rates, LCH
10:25 AM Break
10:35 AM Interview Scott O’Malia, Tom Wipf
Hosted by: Scott O’Malia, Chief Executive Officer, ISDA
Tom Wipf, ISDA Board Member, Vice Chairman of Institutional Securities, Morgan Stanley & Chair, Alternative Reference Rates Committee
10:55 AM Solutions for Legacy LIBOR Swap Trades Rick Sandilands, J. Christopher Giancarlo, Guillaume Helie, Shaun Kennedy, Vikash Rughani
With under 18 months until the UK FCA will no longer compel or persuade banks to make LIBOR submissions, what steps are firms taking to prepare? What approaches are being taken to transition legacy exposures from LIBOR? What role can fallbacks play? What are the remaining challenges and how can they be addressed? What solutions are available to help with transition?
Moderator: Rick Sandilands, Senior Counsel, Europe, ISDA
J. Christopher Giancarlo, Senior Counsel, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Guillaume Helie, Vice President, Goldman Sachs
Shaun Kennedy, Group Treasurer, Associated British Ports
Vikash Rughani, Business Manager, triReduce, TriOptima
11:45 AM Conference Concludes
Agenda is subject to change.