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    Market Update

    Virus surges in Europe

    The major U.S. equity indices ended the week mixed with the S&P 500 moving lower and the Nasdaq breaking higher as market participants digested a renewed surge of COVID-19 cases in Europe, stalled stimulus bill negotiations on Capitol Hill, and mixed economic data in the U.S.

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    Financial Institutions
    Post Date
    Sep 28, 2020
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    Market Update

    Rates remain relatively range bound and CARES Act discussions pick up

    Fed Chair Jerome Powell testified before Congress twice this week on the CARES act, commenting that, while the economy has been doing better than expected, there is risk that growth will slow if an additional relief package is not agreed upon.

    Category
    Corporates
    Post Date
    Sep 28, 2020
  • Article

    Enhanced management reporting dashboards: three key benefits for financial risk management

    To inform strategic and tactical decision making, treasury teams must capture and aggregate data from across the organization. Enhanced management reporting provides a relevant graphical overview of your risk management program, enabling you to dive into details and take appropriate next steps.

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    Corporates
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    Chatham Financial wins Risk Management Advisory Firm of the Year at GlobalCapital Awards

    On 23 September 2020, Chatham Financial was announced Risk Management Advisory Firm of the Year at the GlobalCapital 2020 Global Derivatives Awards.

    Category
    Corporates
    Post Date
    Sep 24, 2020
  • Article

    £80M debut private placement for Two Rivers Housing

    A case study of how Chatham advised Two Rivers on its refinancing, including a debut £80M private placement.

    Category
    UK Social Housing
    Post Date
    Sep 23, 2020
  • Guide

    EPRA earnings and the requirement for debt valuation

    Recent changes in the EPRA NAV measures have led many CRE borrowers to include a valuation on their debt portfolios. The following commentary summarises the changes, and how Chatham is assisting clients in this valuation and reporting process.

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    Real Estate
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    Market Update

    FOMC holds target range steady, releases economic projections

    The major U.S. equity indices moved lower for a third consecutive week as mixed economic data releases and stalled stimulus bill negotiations soured investor sentiment.

    Post Date
    Sep 21, 2020
  • Article

    Maximizing flexibility and continuity in treasury operations

    Business continuity looms large for corporations in today’s market. Treasury teams must preserve liquidity and ensure operational continuity amid shifting priorities. Working with lean teams, companies must avoid operational risk due to key person risk, remote trading, or inefficiency.

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    Corporates
  • Market Update

    Hedging GBP currency risk through Brexit

    This piece examines what currency movements are telling us about Brexit risk, and provides a look back at milestones over the past three years. Hedging GBP risk is not just about fixing a forward rate; a more flexible approach and adoption of hybrid tools can provide optimal protection.

    Category
    Real Estate
    Post Date
    Sep 21, 2020
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    Market Update

    Fed meeting: Volatility continues

    The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) met on Wednesday, September 16, 2020. Chairman Powell emphasized the Committee’s focus on achieving an inflation rate that averages 2 percent over a longer time horizon.

    Category
    Corporates
    Post Date
    Sep 21, 2020
  • Article

    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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    Article

    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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    Webinar

    Debt Valuation Market Update Q3 2020

    In this webinar John Kjelstrom, Jaran Burt, and Eddie Manbeck will highlight the key drivers of debt valuation for Third Quarter 2020. They will also cover hot topics including expected impact on total returns for equity funds as well as valuation trends and methodologies for debt funds.

    Category
    Real Estate
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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.

    Category
    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.

    Category
    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.

    Category
    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.

    Category
    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
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