Derivsource: Smoothing the Road to Reconciliation

Smoothing the Road to Reconciliation
August 25, 2015, DerivSource
By Christina Norland
Christina Norland – Director of Global Regulatory Solutions at Chatham Financial discusses the thornier issues of portfolio reconciliation and how both parties can share the burden.

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Accounting for floating rate loans under IFRS, FRS 102

Accountancy Live: Accounting for floating rate loans under IFRS, FRS 102
June 22, 2015, Accountancy Live
By Zwi Sacho, Chatham Financial
“Preparers and auditors should should carefully consider the accounting consequences when encountering floors in floating rate loans under IFRS and FRS 102, says Zwi Sacho ACA, director of the corporate accounting advisory practice at


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Dodd-Frank & Lessons from Fuel Efficiency Standards

In 1973, the Arab Oil Embargo and ensuing oil crisis in the US prompted Congress to react with new regulation. The Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Standards introduced fuel efficiency benchmarks that were intended to “reduce energy consumption by increasing fuel economy.” Now more than 40 years later, the unpredictable outcomes of fuel


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Real Estate Capital: Market volatility shows lenders and borrowers need to cooperate

Market volatility shows lenders and borrowers need to cooperate
November 10, 2014, Real Estate Capital
By Jamie Macdonald and Jenane Gazal
In loan negotiations, many zero-sum games remind the parties that they are on opposite sides. Defining the reference interest rate over which the margin applies isn’t one of them, but, as recent market turbulence


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Superpower Showdown

Fans of superpower action movies often divide into clear ideological camps. Some swear by the shield-tossing Captain America, others by the acrobatic Catwoman, and still others by the techno-gadget-using Ironman. Those with superpowers tend to be solitary creatures, and while there is no shortage of team-based comic books to adapt into blockbuster films, many


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2001

Geographic expansion to Europe begins with an office in London. FAS 133 hedge accounting standards go into effect in the U.S. and Chatham begins serving clients with its new hedge accounting practice.


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Regulatory Compliance

Regulatory Compliance
Derivatives regulatory reforms, under Dodd-Frank for the U.S. and EMIR for Europe, have transformed the landscape of the OTC derivatives market. Chatham Financial has brought its 20-plus years of experience advising end users in the over-the-counter derivatives market to the global policy debate on financial regulatory reform.
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Swaps – Function and Dysfunction

Chatham’s Rob Dornton-Duff looks at how the project sector’s use of derivatives has fared through the cycle so far, and asks whether LIBOR is likely to be the optimal model for bank debt and derivatives going forward.

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EU Property Sector Commissioned Study Estimates EUR 64.9 Billion Of Impact From Proposed EU Derivatives Regulation

Proposed EU rules on derivatives could take an estimated EUR 64.9 billion of working capital away from Europe’s real economy…
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AIFMD’s Passage and Its Implications On Derivatives Regulation

After more than a year of political and legislative wrangling over the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (“AIFMD”), the EU Parliament…
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