International

CFTC finds harmony harder than it sounds

James Schwartz and Chrys Carey, of counsels at Morrison & Foerster, explore the impact of a recent Commodity Futures Trading Commission white paper – including how its author’s suggestions would affect cross-jurisdictional application of its regulations …

Is Libor going away?

Amid widespread expectation that Libor will soon be discontinued, questions are being asked around whether the transitioning towards risk-free rates will prove too onerous to achieve. Christopher Dias, principal, advisory, at KPMG, explores whether the…

RFR valuation challenges

A new system of interest rate benchmarks for all major currencies is emerging. These new benchmarks will replace interbank funding rates with risk-free rates (RFR). This article by LPA focuses on valuation challenges during the transitional period to new…

Preparing for the initial margin phase-in

Requirements for the mandatory exchange of initial margin are expected to be time‑consuming and laborious to implement. David White, head of sales at triResolve, discusses the lessons learned from in‑scope firms, obstacles to achieving compliance and how…

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