Tuesday, December 08, 2020
By the end of 2021, the global rates market needs to be ready for the death of Libor – and an announcement on timing may arrive much sooner than that, triggering a cascade of calculations, revaluations and repricing as participants prepare for the switch to fallback rates.
But will those fallback rates be the only game in town? When will the announcement arrive? Will it cover all of Libor’s 35 tenors and maturities? How will the toughest legacy positions be handled? And will some markets – including the US – be ready to move? As the clock ticks down, the number of questions seems to be ticking up.
So, Risk.net’s editorial team is putting on a bumper, year-end Q&A session – a sort of Libor telethon, if you will.
The telethon will cover four key themes across three hours of discussion, broken into a range of formats – but the basic idea is to put as many of your questions to our experts as possible.
Registrants will be invited to submit questions in advance so the panel can prepare, and we’ll give each of them two minutes to deliver a concise, considered answer. We’ll also be polling our audience on the day, taking live questions and adding in discussion segments. On top of all that, we’ll be joined by two senior regulators, to give the official view. The whole show will be marshalled by three of Risk.net’s editors, who have been overseeing our market-leading coverage of the topic since the Financial Stability Board fired the starter’s pistol on Libor reform in 2014.
So, if there’s just one Libor event you join in what remains of the year, this should be the one.
Global editorial director
Duncan Wood is the London-based global editorial director, promoted to this role at the start of 2019. Prior to this, Duncan was editor-in-chief of Risk.net from 2015, with a remit to lead the editorial reorganisation of the website and its print titles. Duncan had been editor of Risk magazine since July 2011. He rejoined Risk as European editor in October 2009, having originally worked for Risk and Asia Risk in London and Hong Kong as a writer and researcher between 1998 and 2000. In the intervening years, Duncan was news editor for the Oliver Wyman-founded online start-up ERisk.com. He also worked freelance for six years while living in Germany, with his work appearing in Euromoney, Financial News, IFR, and The Wall Street Journal, as well as Risk magazine and its sister titles. Duncan has written about derivatives and risk throughout his 17-year career in journalism. He is a Neal Awards finalist, and has also won Incisive Media’s journalist and editor of the year awards.
Helen Bartholomew is editor-at-large, Emea for Risk.net, based in London. Prior to joining Risk.net, she was derivatives editor for International Financing Review, part of Thomson Reuters, where she reported on debt and equity capital markets. Helen holds a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the University of Durham, UK.
Derivatives desk editor, Risk.net
Lukas Becker is the derivatives desk editor for Risk.net. His topics of interest include over-the-counter derivatives pricing, collateral management, market infrastructure and legal risk. He is based in London. He was previously the Europe, Middle East and Africa editor of Risk magazine.