8 Apr 2019

GFMA Issues IBOR Transition Documents

New York, NY, 8 April 2019 – To aid in the socialization of the development of overnight, nearly risk-free rates (RFRs), and the transition processes from Interbank Offered Rates (IBORs) impacting globally-active financial institutions, the Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA) today released the following documents outlining the various parts and players:

  • Key Timelines and Milestones for the U.S. dollar, Japanese yen, Euro, UK pound sterling, and Swiss franc;
  • A Snapshot of the IBOR and RFR variables associated with each currency; and
  • An ‘At a Glance’ Tracker of each official sector working group’s activities and near-term expected actions.

Sylvie Matherat, Chair of GFMA and Chief Regulatory Officer and Management Board Member at Deutsche Bank AG, said, “The transition to new IBOR rates will impact capital markets globally across market participants, products and clients. It will pose significant challenges for the industry and to manage it successfully it is essential that there is awareness and focus now. To support this, we have created a snapshot of the largest five IBORs to help firm identify the key developments in the transition.”

Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr., CEO of GFMA and President and CEO of SIFMA, said, “The Financial Stability Board (FSB) Official Sector Steering Group and its members have done a good job of raising awareness of the need to transition from LIBOR to alternative reference rates. The goal for our document is to assist the FSB, national regulators and the industry in focusing awareness on the importance of preparedness and coordination for the transition to new reference rates on a global scale.”

Click here to access all the documents.