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    Enhanced management reporting for hedge accounting

    Communicate your hedge accounting program clearly and concisely to stakeholders.

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    Corporates
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    LIBOR alternatives in loan documentation

    As market participants prepare for the unavailability of LIBOR, our experts discuss the resulting impact to borrowers' loans and derivatives documentation.

    Post Date
    Sep 17, 2020
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    Market Update

    Senate stimulus bill fails to pass

    While economic data releases for the week were light, market participants received updates on the labor market as well as the latest readings on inflation.

    Category
    Financial Institutions
    Post Date
    Sep 14, 2020
  • Market Update

    Chatham executes first Freddie Mac SOFR interest rate cap

    On Wednesday, September 9, Chatham executed the first SOFR-indexed interest rate cap on behalf of a commercial real estate (CRE) borrower in conjunction with the closing of a CBRE-originated Freddie Mac financing.

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    Real Estate
    Post Date
    Sep 14, 2020
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    Interest rate swap for an LBO financing: Three benefits of hiring an advisor

    The key benefits of engaging an advisor for an interest rate swap in an LBO financing.

    Category
    Private Equity
    Post Date
    Sep 14, 2020
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    Market Update

    FX volatility continues amidst a tepid economic recovery

    As summer ended, we saw several market and economic headlines that treasury teams should carefully monitor as their organizations plan for 2021. The euro and British pound continued to experience heightened volatility, while the VIX spiked and crude oil broke down following a pretty placid summer.

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    Corporates
    Post Date
    Sep 14, 2020
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    FAQ: GBP LIBOR transition to SONIA

    GBP LIBOR will transition to SONIA, likely by the end of 2021. Chatham's experts answer the most pressing questions asked by our clients about how the transition will affect them.

    Category
    Real Estate
    Post Date
    Sep 11, 2020
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    FAQ: USD LIBOR transition to SOFR

    USD LIBOR will transition to SOFR, likely by the end of 2021. Chatham's experts answer the most pressing questions asked by our clients about how the transition will affect them.

    Category
    Real Estate
    Post Date
    Sep 11, 2020
  • Market Update

    Foreign exchange hedging – time to reassess?

    Approaching FX hedging can be complex, given the need to consider the interplay between global markets and the challenges of assessing both costs and benefits. This piece will address some misconceptions about the costs of FX hedging and provide insight for a reassessment of your FX hedging stance.

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    Real Estate
    Post Date
    Sep 10, 2020
  • Guide

    Request your interest rate cap execution checklist

    Understanding the tactical steps involved in executing on an interest rate cap can help CRE investors plan and use their time efficiently prior to closing on a loan. Request your interest rate cap execution checklist here.

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    Real Estate
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    Market Update

    Equities pull back after weeks-long rally

    Despite the Nasdaq and S&P 500 setting all-time highs mid-week, the major U.S. equity indices ended the week lower, led by a sell-off in tech shares, ending a rally that persisted for nearly all of August.

    Post Date
    Sep 8, 2020
  • Guide

    2020 back-to-back swap program benchmark statistics: midyear edition

    Each year we publish a back-to-back swap benchmark report capturing the previous year’s activity that compares data across years, regions, and bank asset size. Given the unique circumstances of 2020, we are providing a midyear update. Request your copy to gain additional insight.

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    Financial Institutions
    Post Date
    Sep 8, 2020
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    Market Update

    Equities drop sharply off record highs

    Equity markets saw continued growth early in the week, with the Nasdaq and S&P 500 reaching all-time highs on September 2. However, Thursday saw a massive sell-off led by the tech industry, signaling that investors are growing wary of record stock valuations against weak macroeconomic fundamentals.

    Category
    Corporates
    Post Date
    Sep 8, 2020
  • Article

    Is an extend-and-blend strategy the right solution for your interest rate hedging program?

    Following the steep drop in USD interest rates, many swaps became significant liabilities. Companies can consider an extend-and-blend strategy, which reduces their swap rate to lower cash interest expense and extends hedge coverage by several years.

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    Corporates
  • Market Update

    End of summer round-up and back-to-school Q4 outlook

    Over the past month, the impact of the global pandemic on the European economy is now evident in the reported GDP data. Reporting of severe contraction should be no surprise to anyone, but what matters now is how quickly we can recover.

    Category
    Real Estate
    Post Date
    Sep 7, 2020
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    Market Update

    FOMC adopts new policy strategy

    The major U.S. equity indices moved higher on the week with the S&P 500 notching its fifth consecutive weekly gain amid positive COVID-19 vaccine developments and a host of encouraging economic data releases.

    Post Date
    Aug 31, 2020
  • Market Update

    The Federal Reserve adopts average inflation targeting

    The Fed has adopted a “flexible form of average inflation targeting” that aims for inflation rate to average 2% over time. Under this framework, the Fed funds rate will likely stay low for longer. Also, there will be an elevated emphasis on the maximum employment objective of the dual mandate.

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    Real Estate
    Post Date
    Aug 31, 2020
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    Market Update

    Farewell to the Fed’s Goldilocks approach to inflation targeting

    As we close out summer and brace for cooler weather, the Federal Reserve opened a new chapter on Thursday in its approach to monetary policy. They will shy away from the famed Goldilocks approach to managing inflation and articulated a new way of responding to economic challenges facing our economy.

    Category
    Corporates
    Post Date
    Aug 31, 2020
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    GBP LIBOR transition market brief — Q3 2020

    Chatham's update on the GBP LIBOR transition, summarizing upcoming deadlines, recent news, and available resources to help you stay current as the market transitions away from LIBOR.

    Category
    Real Estate
    Post Date
    Aug 28, 2020
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    Article

    Hedging future fixed-rate debt

    Many organizations are taking advantage of low long-term rates by locking in rates on future fixed-rate debt issuances. Companies pursuing this strategy should be prepared to navigate the complexities of trade structure, accounting, and market pricing for this approach.

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    What is an FX forward curve?

    An FX forward curve is a curve that shows FX forward pricing for all the different dates in the future. FX forward pricing is determined by the current exchange rate, the interest rate differentials between the two currencies, and the length of the FX forward.

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    Real Estate
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    Market Update

    Jobless claims again surpass one million and Fed delays identifying targets

    Volatility is expected as the market reacts to initial jobless claims, consumer confidence numbers, and the Republican National Convention. While existing home sales beat expectations, jobless claims once again exceeded one million and the Fed pushed back the timing of its forward guidance targets.

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    Corporates
    Post Date
    Aug 24, 2020
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    Market Update

    S&P 500 sets new all-time high

    Encouraging economic data releases and falling COVID-19 case counts in the U.S. boosted investor sentiment amid stimulus bill uncertainty.

    Post Date
    Aug 24, 2020
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    SONIA monthly transaction activity — August 2020

    Each month, our team discusses the current state of GBP LIBOR and SONIA markets, exploring both the performance of the rates as well as the borrowing and hedging markets that surround them.

    Category
    Real Estate
    Post Date
    Aug 24, 2020
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