Risk magazine - Jul 2020

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Covid-19: Pandemic risk – Special report 2020

The economic devastation wrought by Covid-19 is already significant: the hits to employment, gross domestic product and other key macro factors regulators ask banks to test to has already surpassed supervisors’ severely adverse scenarios, and shows every…

Initial margin – Special report 2020

Buy-side firms in advanced preparations for phases five and six of initial margin (IM) rules are eager to maintain momentum and put their efforts to the test now that implementation has been delayed by 12 months following disruptions related to the Covid…

Key steps in the transition to SOFR

Phil Whitehurst, head of service development, rates, SwapClear at LCH, offers his insight into when a term structure for the secured overnight financing rate (SOFR) is likely to be established, what will be required for this to become a reality and what…

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