When Will the SOFRing End?

July 17, 2019 | Ben Mohr, CFA, Director of Fixed Income

Global authorities such as the SEC, Federal Reserve, European Commission and European Central Bank are currently transitioning the market’s use of LIBOR as a base rate for floating-rate securities such as bank loans, CLOs and private credit towards the use of the current front runner as a replacement: SOFR, which stands for the Secured Overnight Financing Rate.

This newsletter explains what a base rate is and how it is used in investing, why LIBOR is being transitioned to SOFR and the key differences between the two, and when the change is expected to take effect.

Read > When Will the SOFRing End?

For more coverage on LIBOR, please see our Bank Loans Position Paper and recent Chart of the Week, The Sixth Fed Hike and Rising LIBOR.

The opinions expressed herein are those of Marquette Associates, Inc. (“Marquette”), and are subject to change without notice. This material is not financial advice or an offer to purchase or sell any product. Marquette reserves the right to modify its current investment strategies and techniques based on changing market dynamics or client needs.

Ben Mohr, CFA
Director of Fixed Income

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