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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.
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