World Bank completes first SOFR bond hedge

The largest SOFR swap trades to date were executed on August 13

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World Bank hedged its risk in the SOFR swap market despite thin liquidity

The World Bank has become the first borrower to hedge a bond issuance with an interest rate swap linked to the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR).

The international lender sold a $1 billion, two-year floating rate note (FRN) benchmarked to SOFR on August 14 and entered into a float-to-float trade to swap its SOFR exposure back to three-month Libor.

Andrea Dore, head of the capital markets team at the World Bank, says the organisation was able to hedge the issuance despite thin liquidity

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