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    Article

    SONIA monthly transaction activity — October 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
    Nov 2, 2020
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    Article

    SOFR monthly transaction activity — October 2020

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

    Category
    Real Estate
    Post Date
    Nov 2, 2020
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    Article

    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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    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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    Article

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

    Category
    Real Estate
    Post Date
    Sep 11, 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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    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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    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
  • Guide

    Financial risk management serving commercial real estate since 1991

    Chatham Financial is the largest independent financial risk management advisory and technology firm. A leader in debt and derivative solutions, we provide access to in-depth knowledge, innovative tools, and an incomparable team to help mitigate risks associated with interest rate and FX exposures.

    Category
    Real Estate
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    Solutions that grow with your institution

    As your financial institution grows, either organically or through acquisition, new challenges emerge. As the largest independent hedging advisory firm with decades of experience, partnering with Chatham Financial ensures your institution's healthy and continuous growth.

    Category
    Financial Institutions
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    Upcoming changes to initial margin rules mitigate their impact

    Regulators have split the final phase (Phase 5) of the initial margin rules into two parts — now Phases 5 and 6 — to mitigate the impact of the upcoming expansion.

    Post Date
    Jun 24, 2020
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    EMIR Refit benefits European corporate entities

    Changes to EMIR that that will benefit the compliance obligations for European corporate entities became effective June 17, 2019.

    Post Date
    Jun 24, 2020
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    ISDA Agreements and the effects of COVID-19

    Chatham’s team of ISDA negotiators and regulatory advisors provide answers to questions about the status of ISDA agreements in view of the COVID-19 pandemic — including termination events, how the pandemic affects LIBOR transition, and covers CSAs.

    Post Date
    Jun 19, 2020
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    Upcoming ISDA 2020 IBOR fallbacks protocol and amended 2006 ISDA definitions

    What you should expect from ISDA's upcoming revision to its fallback protocol and definitions detailing the circumstances in which trades will transition away from IBORs.

    Post Date
    Jun 19, 2020
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    EMIR Refit reporting changes update

    Our regulatory advisors answers how the reporting changes under EMIR Refit, taking effect in June 2020, will affect corporates, special purpose entities, and holding companies, now classified as NFCs-.

    Post Date
    Jun 9, 2020
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    End Users’ challenges in the LIBOR transition

    As markets and regulators plan for the transition from LIBOR to RFRs, end users must recognize the complexity of the challenges they will face during their own LIBOR transition and act quickly to mitigate the impact of those challenges.

    Category
    Corporates
    Post Date
    Jun 4, 2020
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    SOFR forward curve: jump bootstrapper

    The background, methodology, and applicability for Chatham Financial’s SOFR forward curve, taking into account key dates such as FOMC meetings.

    Post Date
    Jun 4, 2020
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    Press Release

    Chatham Financial wins Hedging Adviser of the Year at the Risk Awards

    On November 26, Chatham Financial accepted the inaugural Hedging Adviser of the Year award at the 2020 Risk Awards. This new award recognizes excellence in providing independent advice to derivatives users.

    Category
    Corporates
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    Chatham's response to ISDA's consultation on pre-cessation fallback provisions

    Chatham believes that pre-cessation fallback provisions will accommodate the needs of most market participants and should be included in ISDA's revised definitions and new protocol.

    Post Date
    Apr 8, 2020
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