ISDA’s IBOR Fallbacks Supplement and Protocol came into effect today. These fallbacks, which are discussed in more detail here, will be incorporated with immediate effect into all new derivatives contracts which incorporate the 2006 ISDA Definitions, and in all legacy non-cleared derivatives where both parties have adhered to ISDA’s IBOR Fallbacks Protocol. To date, over 12,000 parties have adhered to the Protocol, which remains open for adherence for the foreseeable future.

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Following years of consultations, ISDA published its long-awaited IBOR Fallbacks Supplement to the 2006 ISDA Definitions (the Supplement) and Protocol on October 23, 2020. The Supplement and Protocol provide a standardized and efficient means of transitioning derivatives contracts currently referencing IBORs to risk-free rates (more information on which can be found in our earlier blog post).

Market participants are reminded that the Supplement and Protocol will become effective on January 25, 2021 (the Protocol Effective Date). At present over 5,300 parties have adhered to the Protocol.


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