IBOR Transition – IBOR to Alternative Benchmark Rates
The IBOR Transition Workshop is a one-day program designed to address the imminent transition from the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) to alternative benchmark rates such as the Swiss Average Rate Overnight (SARON), Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR), Reformed Sterling Overnight Index Average (SONIA), Tokyo Overnight Average Rate (TONAR), and Euro Short-Term Rate (ESTER). The ICP will also stop publishing data for the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) from June 30, 2023.
Despite industry efforts, trillions of dollars of contracts remain tied to LIBOR rates that will cease to exist at the end of June 2023. To address this, the Federal Reserve and the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) are undertaking ongoing consultations on synthetic LIBOR. In December 2022, The Federal Reserve recently adopted a final rule identifying the benchmarks that will replace USD LIBOR pursuant to the LIBOR Act in various types of contracts lacking workable fallback provisions. This rule marked a significant milestone in the US financial system’s transition away from LIBOR. Meanwhile, the UK’s FCA may compel the publication of synthetic LIBOR to provide an additional 15 months of runway for loans and bonds falling outside the scope of the LIBOR Act. Overall, it is crucial for financial institutions to stay updated on the ongoing developments surrounding the LIBOR transition to effectively prepare for the switch to alternative benchmark rates.
The workshop is designed to help banks and non-banking organizations prepare for the transition by building a comprehensive transition plan and performing an initial impact assessment. Key stakeholders across the organization will gain awareness of the challenges and implications of the transition, such as the creation of liquidity and a term structure for the new reference rates, fallback approaches for ISDA derivative contracts, and more.
Key Learning Features
The program will cover the following topics:
- Overview of the IBOR transition and its implications for the financial markets
- Introduction to alternative benchmark rates and their characteristics
- Assessment of the impact of the transition on your organization’s operations and value chain
- Planning and implementation of a comprehensive transition plan
- Best practices for managing risks and ensuring compliance during the transition process
By the end of the program, participants will have a clear understanding of the challenges and opportunities presented by the IBOR transition, and be equipped with the knowledge and tools to develop a comprehensive transition plan.
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Our faculty members are highly qualified experts with a diverse range of specializations, including International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS), Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (USGAAP), UK GAAP, risk management strategies, valuations, mergers & acquisitions, corporate governance, ESG reporting, supply chain management, prudential regulations, and compliance matters such as Basel regulations, Solvency II, Anti-Money Laundering regulations, and more. Additionally, they have expertise in a variety of professional development programs, such as negotiation skills, presentation skills, data management, Python, Block-Chain, Digital Assets, and Becker CPA. This depth and breadth of knowledge ensure an engaging and effective learning experience for professionals and senior executives, helping to enhance knowledge retention.
Our faculty members are seasoned professionals with a wealth of experience in their respective fields. They bring a unique combination of practical knowledge and theoretical understanding to the classroom, making them well-equipped to address the challenges faced by professionals in today’s rapidly changing business environment. Their expertise and hands-on experience ensure that participants receive the most up-to-date and relevant information, which they can immediately apply to their own work. The interactive and engaging learning environment fostered by our expert instructors also helps participants retain information and improves their overall understanding of the subject matter. Whether you’re seeking to expand your knowledge, enhance your skills, or explore new career opportunities, our faculty members are equipped to provide you with the guidance and support you need to achieve your goals.
Instructor for this course
The course instructor will be one of our highly experienced faculty members.
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Session 1: Introduction to the IBOR Transition
- Overview of the IBOR transition and its impact on the financial markets
- Introduction to alternative benchmark rates (SARON, SOFR, SONIA, TONAR, ESTER)
- Assessment of the challenges and risks associated with the transition
Session 2: The Implementation Process
- Overview of the implementation process
- Building a comprehensive transition plan
- Assessment of the impact of the transition on the organization’s operations and value chain
- Developing fallback approaches for ISDA derivative contracts
Session 3: Creating Liquidity and a Term Structure
- Overview of liquidity and term structure for the new reference rates
- Challenges and opportunities presented by the creation of liquidity and a term structure
- Best practices for managing liquidity during the transition process
Session 4: Compliance and Risk Management
- Overview of the regulatory landscape related to the transition
- Best practices for ensuring compliance during the transition process
- Managing operational and financial risks during the transition process
- Review of case studies highlighting best practices for the transition process
- Q&A with the instructor and other participants to address specific concerns or questions
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Why you must attend?
The transition from IBORs to new reference rates is one of the most significant challenges facing the global financial industry today. With the Financial Stability Board estimating that over $400 trillion worth of notional contracts used IBOR (LIBOR) as a reference rate, the impact of the transition cannot be overstated. IBOR rates are embedded in a wide range of credit products and derivatives, and with benchmarks being so extensively used, the shift away from IBOR is a significant development in financial markets.
To mitigate uncertainty, firms must determine appropriate spreads to apply to new reference rates ahead of the transition, requiring the recalibration of a wide range of risk models. Financial and non-financial institutions with significant market exposure will need to undertake a significant transformational effort to prepare for the transition, which brings several other challenges.
The IBOR Transitions Workshop will provide you with the knowledge and tools to navigate this complex transition. You’ll learn about the impact of the transition on the financial markets, explore the new benchmark rates, and gain a deeper understanding of the implementation process.
The transition from IBORs to new reference rates is well underway, with many countries having already moved to a new benchmark rate or in the final phases of doing so. The United States and the United Kingdom are among the countries in the process of finalizing their transition to new benchmark rates. It is essential for financial and non-financial institutions to understand the impact of this transition on their operations and to take necessary steps to ensure a smooth transition.
Join us for the IBOR Transitions Workshop to learn about the latest developments in the transition and gain the knowledge and tools to navigate this complex process.
Our program employs an interactive and comprehensive approach to learning, designed to maximize impact and retention. Our methodology includes:
- Engaging presentations: Our program includes user-friendly slide decks that present the IBOR transition process and related concepts in a clear and concise manner, making the material accessible to all attendees.
- Real-life case studies: We use real-life examples of the impact of the IBOR transition on financial contracts and derivatives, as well as recent market events related to the transition, to provide hands-on experience and bring the material to life, allowing attendees to see the practical application of transition concepts and methodologies.
- Examples and scenarios: We explain the IBOR transition process and related concepts through the use of examples and distinct scenarios, allowing attendees to understand the material in context and apply it to their own organizations.
- Group exercises: Our program includes group exercises designed to illustrate the implementation of transition practices, encouraging collaboration and fostering a deeper understanding of the material.
- Discussion sessions: We hold discussion sessions on best practices, compliance issues, and regional differences in implementation, providing attendees with a well-rounded understanding of the subject matter and allowing them to apply transition practices in their specific context.
- Additional course material: We provide attendees with additional course material and handouts, ensuring they have a comprehensive reference resource to support their learning and implementation of transition practices.
- Open and inclusive atmosphere: We foster an open and inclusive atmosphere that encourages attendees to ask questions and engage in discussion, ensuring a thorough understanding of the material and fostering a community of learning.
By employing this methodology, we aim to provide attendees with a deep understanding of the IBOR transition process and practical tools to implement it in their organizations. Our interactive approach ensures that attendees are actively engaged throughout the program, maximizing their retention of the material.
Who Should Attend?
The IBOR Transition Workshop is designed for anyone who wants to gain a deeper understanding of the IBOR transition process and its impact on the financial markets. This includes professionals from financial and non-financial institutions, risk managers, compliance officers, lawyers, and other professionals who have a stake in the transition. Whether you are working in banking, asset management, insurance, or any other sector of the financial industry, this workshop will provide you with the knowledge and tools you need to prepare for the transition and effectively manage the risks associated with it. Additionally, the workshop is suitable for anyone who wants to stay up-to-date with the latest developments in the transition and gain a competitive edge in the industry.
Upon completion of the course, all delegates will receive an evaluation questionnaire aimed at gathering valuable feedback. This feedback is crucial to Shasat’s ongoing commitment to improving the quality of its learning solutions. By analyzing the trends in the responses, we are able to continuously enhance and refine our offerings to meet the evolving needs of our clients.
Venue & other info
Our training programs take place at the most prestigious professional training facilities in the city. Our venues have been meticulously chosen and expertly crafted to deliver an unparalleled and sophisticated learning experience. To further elevate your training journey, we will offer an array of refreshments including gourmet tea/coffee, delectable snacks, and a sumptuous lunch to sustain you throughout the course. Your comfort and satisfaction are of the utmost importance to us. One week before the program begins, you will receive comprehensive joining instructions that include the exact venue details.
Please note that accommodation arrangements are the responsibility of the attendee.
Workshop Delivery (Online Programs)
The workshop will be delivered via the WebEx platform. Upon registration, all participants will receive comprehensive joining instructions for the live workshop. This fully virtual event will encompass a live-streamed presentation, personalized networking opportunities, interactive Q&A sessions, engaging polls, and post-event consultation to address specific concerns and support your continued growth.
Please be advised that for all in-person training programs, joining instructions will be sent via email to registered participants one week prior to the program’s commencement. These instructions will provide comprehensive information regarding the venue location, date, and time, as well as other important details such as parking arrangements, dress code, and any necessary equipment or materials. Kindly ensure that you carefully review the joining instructions and follow the guidelines provided to ensure a smooth and well-organized experience during the program.
Changes to the conference
Shasat reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to make modifications to the format, speakers, participants, content, venue location, program, or any other aspect of the conference, at any time and for any reason, without incurring any liability. This policy has been implemented due to recent events such as the Covid-19 pandemic and other jurisdictional restrictions. These modifications may include but are not limited to, changes necessitated by a Force Majeure Event
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