SIFMA issues SOFR primer

The publication of LIBOR is not guaranteed beyond 2021. To ensure financial stability, a significant, coordinated effort is underway to transition to alternative interest rate benchmarks. With an estimated $200 trillion of financial contracts referencing USD LIBOR, much work lies ahead in order to implement a successful reference rate change and time is of the essence.

In this primer, published as the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) gathers for a LIBOR Transition Briefing with policymakers at the center of the transition, SIFMA Insights provides an overview of the LIBOR transition – as well as an actionable checklist – with a focus on the proposed US alternative reference rate, Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR).

Read the primer

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