Introduction to Risk-Free Rates (RFRs)

Introduction to Risk-Free Rates (RFRs)

In the first video of his series, John introduces the IBOR transition process. He begins by explaining how LIBOR emerged, became one of the major focal points for regulators and central banks and was entrenched in all markets for all financial market participants. John briefly explores the two unavoidable issues with LIBOR that have surfaced in the last few years.
Overview

LIBOR – the London Interbank Offered Rate - emerged from obscurity to become one of the main focal points for regulators and central banks and was entrenched in all markets for all financial market participants which include global banks, asset owners, retail customers or anyone else with any exposure to financial products.

Key learning objectives:

  • Understand the background and emergence of LIBOR

  • What are the two major problems with LIBOR?

  • What are RFRs and the differences between the RFRs?

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John Ewan

John Ewan

John Ewan has over 20 years of experience managing financial benchmarks in every major market across asset classes, with direct experience of managing regulated benchmarks and indices since 2013. Currently, John scopes, develops and implements compliance solutions for Treasury, FX rates and FICC. He has a strong track record of implementing reform, management, and commercialisation of benchmarks and indices.

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