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December 07, 2021
Commentary by Nihal Patel

The SEC staff issued a statement “in light of the now-certain transition away from LIBOR” reminding investment professionals of their obligations when recommending LIBOR-linked securities and related investment products and strategies, including interest rate swaps, municipal securities and securitizations.

June 14, 2021

At a Financial Stability Oversight Council meeting on June 11, 2021, Federal Reserve Board Vice Chair for Supervision Randal K. Quarles encouraged the move toward the Secured Overnight Financing Rate and warned banks that the use of USD LIBOR quotes available after December 2021 for new products would create safety-and-soundness risks.

March 01, 2021

In its 2020 annual report, the Structured Finance Association reviewed its government affairs record in 2020 and highlighted the LIBOR transition as a continuing priority for 2021.