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    Video | ChathamDirect technology explained in 90 seconds

    Expertly handle critical aspects of your corporation's hedging program with one automated solution that supports foreign exchange, interest rate, and commodity hedging. View your risks holistically and instantly access your cash flow forecasts, balance sheet exposures, hedge requests, and more.

    Category
    Corporates
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    NCUA proposes changes to derivatives rules

    The NCUA Board approved a proposed rule to modernize and simplify the agency’s derivatives rules. The proposed changes would make it easier for federal credit unions to use common hedging tools to manage their interest rate risk especially during these times of disruption and uncertainty.

    Category
    Financial Institutions
    Post Date
    Oct 29, 2020
  • LIBOR transition
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    Transitioning away from LIBOR - are you ready?

    Our friends from The Kafafian Group sat down with Matt Tevis and Kim Johnston from Chatham to discuss the transition away from LIBOR, various alternatives including SOFR, and how community banks can best prepare.

    Category
    Financial Institutions
    Post Date
    Oct 28, 2020
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    Market Update

    Virus surges across the globe

    The major U.S. equity indices snapped a three-week stretch of gains, moving lower for the week, as investor sentiment soured amid stalling stimulus package negotiations on Capitol Hill and surging COVID-19 cases in the U.S. and Europe.

    Category
    Financial Institutions
    Post Date
    Oct 26, 2020
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    Market Update

    The rise of volatility, rates, and COVID-19 cases

    As the weather cools and we move into the last week of election fervor, an interesting dichotomy emerges. While initial jobless claims and unemployment seem headed in a positive direction, new COVID cases are near all-time highs foretelling a return to interest rate and currency market volatility.

    Category
    Corporates
    Post Date
    Oct 26, 2020
  • Market Update

    ISDA’s IBOR Fallbacks Supplement and Protocol for U.S. CRE investors

    On Friday, October 23, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) launched the IBOR Fallbacks Supplement and Protocol, which provides a framework for transitioning interest rate derivatives from USD LIBOR to SOFR.

    Category
    Real Estate
    Post Date
    Oct 23, 2020
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    ISDA's IBOR Fallbacks Protocol FAQ

    ISDA released their 2020 IBOR Fallbacks Protocol and Supplement on October 23, 2020. To help you understand ISDA's final documentation, Chatham has provided an explanation of how these documents will affect your existing and future interest rate hedges.

    Post Date
    Oct 23, 2020
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    Webinar

    LIBOR Transition — Practical Implications and How to Prepare

    Please join our webinar where we aim to give you practical tools to help you prepare for the LIBOR transition and address some of the most urgent problems that our housing association clients are currently facing when managing their debt portfolios.

    Category
    UK Social Housing
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    Market Update

    Relief package negotiations heat up

    Despite faltering stimulus bill negotiations, rising COVID-19 cases in the U.S. and Europe, and troubling COVID-19 vaccine developments, the major U.S. equity indices marched higher for the third consecutive week.

    Category
    Financial Institutions
    Post Date
    Oct 19, 2020
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    Market Update

    Equities volatility amid recovery fears, stalled stimulus

    Renewed lockdowns in many regions sent equities downward for most of last week as concerns of a brutal second wave of COVID-19 rose.

    Category
    Corporates
    Post Date
    Oct 19, 2020
  • Guide

    Managing fund level liquidity

    How to manage cash liquidity when hedging the FX risk of non-liquid assets. We are witnessing an increasing number of funds acquiring assets not just cross border but also cross continent. This list of considerations will help you navigate your fund’s FX risk and develop a robust hedging strategy.

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    Is the UK moving closer to NIRP?

    Negative interest rates inch closer to reality in the UK as the Bank of England checks on banks’ readiness. The following summarises why the topic is being raised again and a reminder of previous Chatham insights on the subject matter.

    Category
    Real Estate
    Post Date
    Oct 16, 2020
  • Guide

    Interest rate swap FAQs for CRE investors

    These frequently asked questions address some of the common issues that commercial real estate borrowers face when considering an interest rate swap. These include swap rates and mechanics, prepayment/breakage, documentation, and LIBOR transition.

    Category
    Real Estate
  • Guide

    3 steps toward better debt management for commercial real estate investors

    Today’s leading commercial real estate (CRE) investors have followed a three-step process to optimize the management of their debt by minimizing operational and data integrity risks, portfolio blind spots, and time-intensive processes.

    Category
    Real Estate
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    Article

    ChathamDirect October product update

    To deliver on the advantages clients gain from our seamless integration of advisory, operations, and technology, the ChathamDirect team continually enhances our platform, streamlining the way users manage their exposures, hedging policies, execution, valuations, and hedge accounting.

    Category
    Corporates
    Post Date
    Oct 13, 2020
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    Market Update

    Markets on a seesaw

    Last week was dominated by headlines and tweets regarding the progress and potential for Congress to pass an additional fiscal stimulus package. Sentiments swinging between optimism and pessimism throughout the week had a dramatic impact on rates, currencies, and commodities.

    Category
    Corporates
    Post Date
    Oct 13, 2020
  • Article

    Competing for loans in a low-rate environment

    Challenged by having excess liquidity and fewer loan opportunities, financial institutions need to utilize all available tools to be competitive and determine how best to meet their customers’ needs while also managing their own rate risk in this historically low-rate environment.

    Category
    Financial Institutions
    Post Date
    Oct 13, 2020
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    Market Update

    Stimulus package negotiations remain stalled

    The major U.S. equity indices moved higher for a second consecutive week as hopes for a breakthrough in stimulus package negotiations, positive COVID-19 treatment developments, and better-than-expected economic data improved investor sentiment despite rising COVID-19 cases in the U.S. and Europe.

    Post Date
    Oct 13, 2020
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    Article

    CFTC expands additional LIBOR transition relief for market participants

    The CFTC issued three no-action letters, targeting specific regulatory requirements, to provide relief for U.S. market participants as they transition existing derivatives away from LIBOR.

    Post Date
    Oct 12, 2020
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    LIBOR: Update on industry initiatives and proposed legislation

    LIBOR transition continues with the announcement of ISDA’s protocol release date, updated language from the ARRC for bilateral business loans, and possible amendments to the EU Benchmarks Regulation to help ease the transition.

    Category
    Real Estate
    Post Date
    Oct 12, 2020
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    Webinar

    Financial Risk Management Priorities for 2021

    Treasury teams face a new landscape for 2021, which impacts forecast certainty, capital structure, and priorities. Companies are evaluating budgets, cash needs, and automation to drive efficiency. This session will outline areas to address now to prepare for managing financial risk in 2021.

    Category
    Corporates
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    SOFR forward curve update and the CCP "Big Bang"

    In connection with the U.S. market’s transition from LIBOR to SOFR, Chatham has updated our SOFR forward curve by extending it from five years to 30 years. This piece explains the nature of that update, the reasons for it, and what may be in store for forward-looking term SOFR.

    Category
    Real Estate
    Post Date
    Oct 9, 2020
  • Article

    How to increase FX hedging capacity while maintaining hedge accounting

    In times of high FX volatility and economic uncertainty, companies can employ strategies to hedge more exposure economically while still qualifying for hedge accounting. Ryan Boos shares how Nike gained flexibility and increased hedge accounting capacity.

    Category
    Corporates
  • Case Study

    Analyzing the economics of a correspondent bank hedging program

    The CEO of a community bank who actively uses a correspondent bank hedging program contacted Chatham and was looking to analyze pricing. They wanted better visibility into the economics of a $6.8M transaction the bank had recently executed.

    Category
    Financial Institutions
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