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    LIBOR transition market brief — Q3 2020

    Chatham's update on the 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 6, 2020
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    Article

    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 by our clients asked about how the transition will affect them.

    Category
    Real Estate
    Post Date
    Aug 6, 2020
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    Guide

    SOFR: An end user’s guide

    How SOFR, the benchmark rate chosen to replace USD LIBOR, works and what drives its movements

    Category
    Real Estate
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    Guide

    SONIA: An end user’s guide

    How SONIA, the benchmark rate chosen to replace GBP LIBOR, works and what drives its movements

    Category
    Real Estate
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    Webinar

    Strategic Considerations for Cross-Currency Swaps

    Corporations use cross-currency swaps to align their capital structure and mitigate FX risk when financing foreign acquisitions, and to achieve lower effective interest rates. Using case studies, this webinar will cover the fundamentals of cross-currency swaps, including the benefits and challenges.

    Category
    Corporates
    Post Date
    Aug 4, 2020
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    Market Update

    U.S. economy contracts sharply in the second quarter

    Major U.S. equity indices ended mixed for the week as market participants digested second-quarter corporate earnings results, stimulus bill negotiations on Capitol Hill, and COVID-19 vaccine developments.

    Category
    Corporates
    Post Date
    Aug 3, 2020
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    What is a forward curve?

    A forward curve for a market index is, at a discrete moment in time, a graphical representation of the market clearing forward rates for that index.

    Category
    Real Estate
  • Market Update

    Agency ARM and interest rate cap update

    The Agencies are on track to transition to SOFR as an index for floating-rate loans by EOY. Applications for SOFR indexed loans may be seen as early as this month. Liquidity of SOFR interest rate caps is limited but Chatham is optimistic that they will be available for closing these loans.

    Category
    Real Estate
    Post Date
    Aug 3, 2020
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    Market Update

    Be “real” – where do we go now?

    The interest rates on which CRE investors focus are comprised of real rates, inflation expectations, and credit spreads. Understanding how macroeconomic conditions impact these components and a good risk management policy provide a framework for managing interest rate risk.

    Category
    Real Estate
    Post Date
    Aug 3, 2020
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    Market Update

    U.S./China relations fray

    Major U.S. equity indices moved lower for the week as rising tensions between the U.S. and China and increasing hospitalization rates in the nation’s COVID-19 hotspots dominated headlines and soured investor sentiment.

    Post Date
    Jul 27, 2020
  • Market Update

    U.S. real estate market update—July 27, 2020

    In reviewing what has transpired in the commercial real estate (CRE) lending markets over the past six months, we found it helpful to re-read our market commentary as it was written at the end of each of the last three quarters.

    Category
    Real Estate
    Post Date
    Jul 27, 2020
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    Designation strategies using simplified documentation could make hedge accounting more complicated

    Companies must understand the facts and circumstances in which documenting and applying a simplified hedge accounting approach is appropriate or risk invalidating the hedging relationship.

    Category
    Corporates
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