Get ready for the IBOR transition
With the December 2021 deadline approaching, financial institutions face enormous challenges in transitioning away from LIBOR and other benchmarks to RFRs.
This transition is not a one-off switch — it is a long and complicated journey. Firms need to take immediate actions to ensure a smooth transition.
MX.3 for IBOR Reform can help you navigate the IBOR replacement, delivering new functionalities for all asset classes, including cash and derivatives, to ensure a smooth transition.
IBOR replacement challenges
A developing regulatory environment
Emerging market standards and conventions
Global impact and time-constrained transition
Complex modeling requirements for emerging RFR Products
Multiple phases and challenges loom post-IBOR cessation
Countdown to LIBOR discontinuation
- JULY FCA Andrew Bailey speech
- JANUARY SARON replaces TOIS
- APRIL SOFR publications begins
- MAY CME starts SOFR futures
- OCTOBER Eurex starts SARON futures, ICE starts SOFR futures
- JUNE First GBP FRN transitions from LIBOR to SONIA
- OCTOBER €STR publication begins
- JULY €STR discounting switch at CCPS
- AUGUSTDiscounting switchAcceleration of CSA re-papering of bilateral trades – driven by change in Collateral Interest calculation (PAI)
- OCTOBER SOFR discounting switch at CCPS
- Term SONIA rates tradable by end of 2020
- JANUARY ISDA fallback protocol
- Transition EventsEarly transition:
- • Bilateral derivates
- • Loans & Bonds
- Terms rates for SOFR/others
- DECEMBER End of LIBOR and LIBOR-dependent benchmarks (e.g. SOR)
- Options on RFR
- Term rates for €STR
- BBSW/EURIBOR termination?
- And more...
MX.3 for IBOR Reform
Seamless, flexible, intuitive
- Multifaceted solution
- Covers all business processes across FO, Operations, Risk, Finance
- Quick evolution as market transformations unfold (e.g. new instruments, new models, fallback protocols, etc.)
- Easy solution deployment
Accelerate, automate and simplify the transition with MX.3
“The central assumption that firms cannot rely on LIBOR being published after the end of 2021 has not changed, and this should remain the target date for all firms to meet.” BoE, FCA and GBP WG joint statement
“At the time that Libor ceases, there is a good chance the fallback spread will be relatively close to the historic median. However, there is also a possibility that the spread will be significantly above, or even below, the historic median.”Christopher Willis and Edmund Allen, Coremont LLP
“We know that Libor will continue until end 2021, but announcements about the discontinuation from the end of 2021 of Libor settings could come as early as November or December this year”Edwin Schooling Latter, FCA
“We’re pleased to be continuing our work toward a smooth transition to alternative reference rates. Our work with Murex will enable us to continue along this path and allow us to adapt to the changes in a timely manner.”Philip Whitehurst, LCH
Stella Clarke, Murex CMO, sat down with Finextra to discuss the challenges that come with the move away from LIBOR, the steps that capital markets institutions need to take to be ready for the change and how the right technology can help smooth the transition path.Watch video
The challenge that the capital markets industry is facing as short-term SOFR and LIBOR remain decorrelated until the Libor Transition is outlined in this Risk.net feature.Read more >
Technology is key to financial institutions’ ability in overcoming alternative reference rate transition hurdles. Market actors need to be able to trade, process and risk manage new benchmarks.Read more >
As the capital markets continue to evolve, opportunities and challenges appear in equal measure. In this time of fundamental change, banks must offer rich services and creative solutions to their clients, while balancing cost pressures and regulatory constraints.Read more >
Get in touch with Murex’s IBOR team
Murex’s dedicated team is here to help you with the upcoming IBOR transition and support you in meeting the regulatory deadline. Please call your regional office or, if you prefer to be contacted, complete the form and one of the team will get in touch.
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