Splits emerge over ‘pre-cessation’ fallback triggers

CCPs say cleared swaps will move to new rates if Libor is no longer representative of markets


Derivatives users are divided on whether and how to include pre-cessation triggers in fallbacks for legacy Libor swaps, raising the prospect of a bifurcated transition to alternative reference rates for cleared and non-cleared products. 

On August 9, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association released the preliminary results of its consultation on adding a fallback trigger that would be activated if regulators determine that Libor is no longer a representative benchmark. As it stands,

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