The transition away from the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) is a global phenomenon that has the financial industry mobilizing ahead of a looming 2021 deadline. In aggregate, $400 trillion in assets across currencies including the British pound, Japanese yen, Swiss franc, euro and U.S. dollar need to migrate towards new benchmarks for short-term borrowing costs.

In this episode, we cover benchmark reform in Europe, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Japan. When is LIBOR actually going away? What actions are being taken across the globe? What approaches are different regions taking and will this lead to market fragmentation? To discuss: J.P. Morgan’s Charles Bristow, global head of Rates, Fixed Income Financing, Credit Portfolio Trading, and Markets Resource Management, Chris Palmer, who leads the firm-wide LIBOR transition program and Cyprien Decoux, head of Rates Structuring EMEA.

This podcast was recorded on May 23rd, 2019.

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