Libor death threatens to blow hole in hedges

Isda AGM: BlackRock, Fed stress need for fallbacks to marry up across rates universe

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Swaps users are worried gaps will open up in their hedging portfolios in the event of Libor’s death, unless the industry is able to line up so-called fallback language across different rates products – from mortgages and bonds to interest rate swaps.

If Libor stops being published at the end of 2021 – when panel banks will be free to abandon the scandal-hit benchmark – then products referencing Libor would switch to a new rate. Today, these fallback

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