21 November 2019
With just over two years to go until the FCA no longer compels banks to submit quotes for LIBOR, regulatory pressure towards transition away from LIBOR continues. Compared with other financial markets in which issuances in risk-free rates (RFRs) are moving towards becoming the norm, there have been relatively few transactions based on RFRs in the loan markets. The recent issuance of LMA exposure draft documentation may be the catalyst for movement towards resolution of the outstanding questions and further movement towards the use of RFRs.
In this note, we consider the LMA documentation and some of the other issues relating to transition in the loan market.