Despite the impacts of COVID-19, LIBOR transition deadlines remain largely unchanged. Around the world, regulators, national market authorities and market participants are continuing to work in close coordination to refine the functioning of new alternative reference rates (ARRs) in the context of both cash and derivatives products. While there is still a significant way to go, the fundamentals of the transition are in place. Adoption of ARR-indexed products is gaining traction and we are entering a more intense phase of the transition before the expected cessation of LIBOR.
Considerable activity has already taken place in Canada, the U.S. and across Europe and we are now seeing increased activity in other parts of the world, especially across the Asia Pacific region. We continue to be very active both with changes to our own systems and processes and in supporting clients through the transition.
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