The coming end of LIBOR: Changes, choices and challenges

11 min read 7 Aug 19

Summary: As the countdown to LIBOR’s retirement at the end of 2021 continues, the future interest rate landscape is gradually taking shape.

  • Changing banking practices and historic manipulation scandals have led global authorities to seek an end to the use of LIBOR rates by the end of 2021.
  • Replacements for various LIBORs are mostly agreed, though their characteristics differ.
  • Attention is also focused on transitioning existing securities and contracts to the new rates.

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The value of investments will fluctuate, which will cause prices to fall as well as rise and investors may not get back the original amount they invested.

By David Covey