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  • LIBOR Transition
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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
  • 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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    Article

    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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    Article

    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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    Article

    SONIA monthly transaction activity — August 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
    Aug 24, 2020
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    Article

    SOFR monthly transaction activity — August 2020

    Each month, our team discusses the current state of USD LIBOR and SOFR markets, exploring both the performance of the rates as well as the borrowing and hedging markets that surround them.

    Category
    Real Estate
    Post Date
    Aug 24, 2020
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    Webinar

    Practicalities of the LIBOR Transition

    Watch a recording of our recent webinar where we address some of the most urgent problems that our housing association clients are facing when managing their debt portfolios.

    Category
    UK Social Housing
    Post Date
    Aug 11, 2020
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    Article

    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
  • 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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    Article

    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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    Article

    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
  • Market Update

    LIBOR transition: GBP update—18 May 2020

    Despite the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the UK Financial Conduct Authority is still advising all market participants to prepare for a discontinuation of LIBOR at the end of 2021.

    Category
    Real Estate
    Post Date
    May 18, 2020
  • Market Update

    U.S. real estate market update—May 11, 2020

    This summarizes the impacts that COVID-19 has had on repo markets and SOFR, how market participants have responded, and the possible implications of the economic slowdown on the LIBOR-SOFR transition.

    Category
    Real Estate
    Post Date
    May 11, 2020
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    Article

    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
  • Market Update

    Europe real estate market update—30 March 2020

    Why are LIBOR and swap rates not following the central bank rates down? What is the status with LIBOR transition and should I continue to prepare? Read this week's European real estate market update.

    Category
    Real Estate
    Post Date
    Mar 30, 2020
  • Market Update

    U.S. real estate market update—March 30, 2020

    While the week prior was a big week for monetary policy, with the Fed taking wide ranging policy actions to strengthen liquidity in credit markets, this past week ended with a bang for fiscal policy.

    Category
    Real Estate
    Post Date
    Mar 30, 2020
  • Article

    Understanding ASC 848

    Answers to key questions about the FASB's new update, ASC 848 Reference Rate Reform, and what you need to know about the optional relief it can provide.

    Post Date
    Feb 25, 2020
  • Guide

    LIBOR transition update

    After December 31, 2021 the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) will no longer compel banks to submit rates for the calculation of LIBOR, which may lead to a permanent cessation of this benchmark.

    Category
    Financial Institutions
    Post Date
    Feb 7, 2020
  • Press Release

    Chatham crowned Risk Management Advisory Firm of the Year

    JCRA, now part of Chatham Financial, the independent financial risk management advisory, is delighted to announce that it has been recognised as Risk Management Advisory Firm of the Year at the GlobalCapital Global Derivatives Awards 2019.

    Category
    Corporates
    Post Date
    Sep 25, 2019
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    Article

    SEC raises expectations for public disclosures on LIBOR transition risks

    Chatham's methodology for entities to assess their LIBOR transition activities and risks to meet the SEC's new expectations for disclosure.

    Post Date
    Sep 20, 2019
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    Article

    Chatham’s responses to ISDA’s LIBOR consultations

    Chatham believes that pre-cessation fallback provisions should be included in the Supplement to the 2006 ISDA Definitions and the related Protocol.

    Post Date
    Sep 19, 2019
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