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The Mentor Journal
Bond/Finance Basics
Great Podcast Series on the LIBOR Transition
LIBOR Word Map
By Chris Nelson
July 6, 2020
Reading Time: 2 minutes

Bloomberg’s “Odd Lots” podcast, co-hosted by Joe Weisenthal and Tracy Alloway, recently produced a five-part series on LIBOR. It covered the retirement of the benchmark index, a long-time cornerstone in the capital markets. The series provided some great background and perspective.

To make it easier for you, here’s a list with links to each of the episodes in the series:

1 – Meet the Man Who Blew the Whistle on LIBOR: Features an interview with Richard Robb, who first raised concerns about LIBOR back in the mid-1990s.


2 – This is the Index That’s Supposed to Replace LIBOR: Discussion on the Secured Overnight Funding Rate (SOFR) with Joe Abate from Barclays.


3 – The Case for AMERIBOR as the Replacement for LIBOR: An interview with Richard Sandor from the American Financial Exchange about an alternative index to LIBOR.


4 – How the Transition from LIBOR is Actually Going: Features a discussion with Tom Wipf from Morgan Stanley about the transition process that’s underway.


5 – What Happened to LIBOR During the COVID Crisis: An interview with Josh Younger from JPMorgan, reviewing how LIBOR has behaved during the COVID crisis.

The podcast series is full of interesting history, context, and info, so check it out!

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