Libor Webinar

Libor Webinar

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LIBOR transition: how you can manage and mitigate operational risk

 

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In the lead up to 2021, how are firms preparing for the operational implications of the transition? How has the recent COVID-19 crisis impacted this transition? Hear from the leading industry experts as they discuss how their firms are adapting for alternative reference rates and mitigating the operational risks associated with the cessation of the world’s most important number.

Join this OpRisk Virtual Weekly webinar to gain exclusive insight into:

  • Impacts of COVID-19 on the global transition, with a focus on the US and main street America (RFR-L basis/fixing data, recent milestone announcements, and how this might play out)

  • Views on market liquidity, benefits of standardized conventions to spur liquidity, and benefits of having interim milestones

  • Proactively negotiating bilateral contracts, the upcoming derivatives (ISDA) protocol, and determining a work plan for your ‘tough legacy’ contracts

  • How should listeners prepare, and ensure operational readiness to (i) operationalize LIBOR fallbacks, but (ii) get ready for discounting switches, lending conventions changes, etc?

Venetia Woo

Principal director & a global Libor transition co-lead

Accenture

Venetia Woo is a Principal Director and a Global Libor Transition co-lead for Accenture. In her role, she leads offering development and serves as client subject matter advisor on the practice’s LIBOR transition program, overseeing activities from assessment through execution. She participates in global initiatives such as ARRC’s Outreach & Communication and Operations & Infrastructure Working Groups. Venetia is also the Global Structural Reform Lead and NA Regulatory Strategy Lead is responsible for advising institutions and fintechs in regulatory legal entity structures and applications, formation/market entry, new regulations, and remediation matters.

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Jason Granet

Head of firmwide Libor transition efforts

Goldman Sachs

Jason is responsible for the firm's London Inter-bank Offered Rate (LIBOR) transition efforts. Previously, he was deputy head of Liquidity Solutions for Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM). From 2010 to 2017, Jason was the head of International Liquidity Portfolio Management for GSAM, responsible for the management of international liquidity portfolios. From 2007 to 2010, he was co-head of the Secured Funding team on the Central Funding desk, where he and his team were responsible for all financing transactions and financing counterparty relationships across the Investment Management Division. Prior to that, Jason worked in the portfolio and risk strategy group of GSAM’s Fixed Income team from 2004 to 2007. Before joining GSAM, he was an analyst in Fixed Income Operations. Jason joined Goldman Sachs in 2000 and was named managing director in 2012. Jason was recognized by Financial News as one of the “FN 40 Under 40 Rising Stars of Asset Management” in 2013 and 2014. Jason serves on the Board of Trustees of Fairy Bricks. Jason earned a BA in Economics from the University of Michigan in 2000.

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Christian Rasmussen

Head of group treasury

UBS

Senior Executive practiced in leveraging internal Assets & Liabilities structure/management and product skills to drive productivity and revenue across diverse platforms. Optimize internal assets and liabilities to deliver maximum client return/value. 

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Simon Potter

Former EVP and head of the markets group

Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Simon M. Potter was an executive vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, head of the Markets Group and manager of the System Open Market Account for the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC). Mr. Potter oversees the implementation of domestic open market and foreign exchange trading operations consistent with FOMC directives, the execution of fiscal agent support for the U.S. Treasury, and the provision of account services to Foreign and International Monetary Authorities.

Prior to leading the Markets Group, Mr. Potter served as director of economic research and co-head of the Research and Statistics Group at the New York Fed. In this role Mr. Potter was responsible for constructing analytical tools for economic forecasting and monetary policy analysis, and leading FOMC briefings and preparation for the Bank president. Mr. Potter has played a prominent role in the New York Fed's financial stability efforts, including contributing to the design of the Supervisory Capital Assessment Program and as a member of the Bank for International Settlements Macroeconomic Assessment Group that supported the Basel Committee's work to strengthen bank capital standards. Mr. Potter also managed the team producing the first Financial Stability Oversight Council Annual Report on Financial Stability and served as an associate economist for the FOMC.

Before being named executive vice president in January 2010, Mr. Potter served as a senior vice president in the domestic research function. He joined the Bank in June 1998 as an economist and was named an officer of the New York Fed in January 2004. From April 2011 through July 2011, Mr. Potter worked at the Financial Stability Oversight Council.

Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. Potter was an assistant professor of economics at UCLA. He has also taught at Johns Hopkins University, New York University and Princeton University. His main research area is applied time series analysis using Bayesian methods. He has written extensively on nonlinear dynamics over the business cycles. Recent topics have included forecasting the probability of recession, large panel forecasting models, modeling structural change and inflation expectations.

Mr. Potter holds a bachelor's degree and a master's degree from Oxford University, United Kingdom and a doctorate from the University of Wisconsin.

 

Please note: The opinions expressed during this virtual session are those of the participants individually

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