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.

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IBOR replacement challenges

A developing regulatory environment

Emerging market standards and conventions

Global impact and time-constrained transition

Operation-intensive transition

Complex modeling requirements for emerging RFR Products

Multiple phases and challenges loom post-IBOR cessation

Countdown to LIBOR discontinuation

2017
  • JULY FCA Andrew Bailey speech
2018
  • JANUARY SARON replaces TOIS
  • APRIL SOFR publications begins
  • MAY CME starts SOFR futures
  • OCTOBER Eurex starts SARON futures, ICE starts SOFR futures
2019
  • JUNE First GBP FRN transitions from LIBOR to SONIA
  • OCTOBER €STR publication begins
2020
  • 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
2021
  • 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
Still to come
  • Term rates for €STR

  • BBSW/EURIBOR termination?

    SIBOR discontinuation

  • 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

Our Insights

Video

Technology's Role in LIBOR Reform

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.

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Report

LIBOR Special Report - Murex Q&A

Alexandre Bon, Murex head of marketing for APAC, provides insight on key industry concerns around the transition away from LIBOR in this question and answer session with Risk.net

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Video

LIBOR Virtual Week

In this LIBOR Virtual Week webinar, Didier Loiseau, global head of rates, bonds and credit at Murex, gives a guide to the new world of risk-free rate benchmarks in the transition phase.

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Article

Cliff effect might demand risk calculation agility until Libor cessation

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.

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Video

LIBOR Endgame

In this video from Sibos 2019 in London, Didier Loiseau, Head of Rates and Credit Product Development at Murex looks at the story thus far, the challenges ahead and the role of technology as LIBOR takes it final bow.

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Blog

As LIBOR, Similar Benchmarks Phase Out, Alternative Reference Rate Adaptation is Key

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.

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Video

Risk.net LIBOR Series: USD / SOFR

Listen as industry professionals discuss the outstanding issues associated to transitioning financial products tied to U.S. dollar Libor and remaining concerns over the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR).

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Brochure

MX.3 for Cross-Asset Trading

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.

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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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