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    Request your Q3 2020 Average Market Credit Spreads report

    The information presented in this report represents average credit spread conclusions segregated by property type and grouped by LTV for the quarter ending September 30, 2020.

    Please use this form to request your copy of the Q3 2020 Average Market Credit Spreads report from Chatham.

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    Real Estate
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    Market Update

    Markets balance tension between optimism and looming uncertainty

    Marking the first monthly decline since March, September saw a 3.9% contraction in the S&P 500 index, as equity investors faced labor market weakness, impasse on further fiscal stimulus, and the specter of a contested presidential election.

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    Corporates
    Post Date
    Oct 5, 2020
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    Market Update

    Equities rise to start the fourth quarter

    Despite growing signs of a slowing recovery for the U.S. economy, a continuing rise of COVID-19 cases across Europe, and faltering stimulus bill negotiations on Capitol Hill, the major U.S. equity indices moved higher for the week with the S&P 500 snapping a four-week stretch of declines.

    Post Date
    Oct 5, 2020
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    SOFR monthly transaction activity — September 2020

    Each month, our team reviews and discusses the current state of USD LIBOR and SOFR markets, exploring the performance of each index as well as the borrowing and derivatives markets around them.

    Category
    Real Estate
    Post Date
    Oct 5, 2020
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    Article

    SONIA monthly transaction activity — September 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.

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    Real Estate
    Post Date
    Oct 5, 2020
  • Case Study

    Meeting customer demand for long-term fixed-rate financing

    A $2.8B community bank in the Midwest wanted to provide their commercial borrower with long-term fixed rate funding through a swap program with a correspondent bank. The correspondent bank denied their request due to a disagreement over loan-to-value proceeds.

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    Financial Institutions
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    Webinar

    Conducting a Holistic Diagnosis of Your FX Hedging Program

    We will provide a blueprint for maximizing the return of your FX hedging program by using data-driven decisions to set up an effective program, increasing operational efficiencies, automating manual processes, streamlining accounting workflows, and communicating meaningful reporting to stakeholders.

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    Corporates
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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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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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
  • Article

    Buying treasury technology: All-in-one vs. best-of-breed

    Treasury technology falls into one of two categories: All-in-one or best-of-breed. Both approaches are viable options for making treasury’s life operationally easier. The determination for which choice is right for you depends on your organization's growth and your specific needs.

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    Corporates
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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.

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    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.

    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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