September 23, 2021

Using Derivatives to Hedge Risk: 3 Benefits for Credit Unions

Posted by Juan Enrique Arreola
Thanks to changes in accounting rules and the NCUA’s derivatives rule, more and more credit unions are empowered to use derivatives to hedge interest rate risk. In this blog, we discuss three reasons why you should include hedging in your...
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June 29, 2021

IR Risk Management for Credit Unions: The Case for Derivatives

Posted by Ruth Hardie
Credit unions: Have you considered using derivatives to manage your interest rate risk? Many have generally shied away from this strategy—until now. In this blog, we highlight the benefits and discuss how to get started with this helpful interest...
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April 26, 2021

US Markets Building Liquidity in the SOFR Market

Posted by Hedge Trackers
On Friday, the CME announced they will start publishing Term SOFR Rates for 1-month, 3-month and 6-month tenors. This establishes a SOFR reference rate that will be used to set interest rates in advance that pay in arrears, similar to current...
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November 05, 2020

FASB Proposes ASU Expanding Topic 848 (Reference Rate Reform)

Posted by Ruth Hardie
FASB Proposes an Accounting Standards Update Expanding Topic 848 (Reference Rate Reform)Respondent comments are due Friday, November 13. 
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October 26, 2020

ISDA Fallback Protocol for Your Derivatives: Released on Friday

Posted by Ruth Hardie
The eagerly anticipated ISDA IBOR Fallback Protocol was released on Friday, October 23, 2020. The effective date of the protocol has been set for January 25, 2021. The following is a brief list of questions you may have. Look for more detailed...
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October 21, 2020

Hedging for Financial Institutions – 2020 Update

Posted by Ruth Hardie
The drop in rates in Q1 has increased the net cash payments on pay-fixed, receive-variable interest rate swaps and at the same time increased the derivative losses. What does this mean for your hedge accounting? The good news is that the drop in...
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October 16, 2020

Reference Rate Reform: Economics & Accounting Treatment Impacts

Posted by Ruth Hardie
We always encourage hedgers to consider the economics of a transaction before looking at the accounting. If the economics don’t make sense, it doesn’t matter how favorable the accounting treatment is, it probably isn’t a good idea!
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October 12, 2020

LIBOR Transition: Indirect Valuation Impacts

Posted by Glenn Suarez
The direct impacts of the transition away from LIBOR to the use of an alternative reference rate such as the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) have been well publicized. ISDA and ARRC have been releasing regular updates and suggested...
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October 07, 2020

LIBOR to SOFR: Are You Ready?

Posted by Farah Lotia
As LIBOR gets ready to end, SOFR is set to begin. While the derivatives market had been changing fairly rapidly prior to COVID-19, 2020 market dynamics have not closed the gap between expected and observed market prices. It’s critical that...
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