First Ibor versus SOFR cross-currency swap trades

Westpac and Citi strike BBSW/SOFR trade in landmark moment for Australian market

Aus US trade

Westpac and Citi have struck what is believed to be the first cross-currency swap referencing an unsecured Ibor and the US secured overnight financing rate, in a trade that also breaks ground in an important market for Australian financial institutions.

The $325 million one-year swap was struck on December 10 New York time and references SOFR on the US dollar leg and Australia’s bank bill swap rate, or BBSW, on the Australian dollar leg. The transaction was designed to swap a SOFR note issuance

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