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    Webinar

    LIBOR Transition: Key Action Items for Corporates

    Join us for a panel discussion on the LIBOR transition, covering the economic, accounting, and operational implications of LIBOR fallback language and the developing SOFR market, with an emphasis on the next steps corporates should — and should not — move to the top of their priority lists.

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    Corporates
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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
  • Article

    LIBOR transition: 3 key focus areas may require immediate actions from corporates

    Two key events in the transition from LIBOR occurred during October and could affect your organization’s existing derivatives and debt portfolios. This article outlines the accounting and operational impacts of these milestones as well as immediate actions that you should consider taking.

    Category
    Corporates
    Post Date
    Nov 2, 2020
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    News

    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
  • 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.

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    Real Estate
    Post Date
    Oct 23, 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
  • 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.

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    Real Estate
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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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    Article

    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
  • 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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    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
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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

    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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    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
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