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LIBOR to SARON: Are you ready?

IBORs are deeply embedded in financial activities as reference rate for financial instruments and contracts. They are globally recognized base rate for pricing loans, debt, and derivatives worth several hundred trillions and are hardwired into valuation and other systems. A transition away from them impacts a vast group of products, businesses, systems and processes, as well as contracts, customers and counterparties. While the discontinuation may still seem far way, the magnitude of the transition and potential financial impact means corporates and financial institutions must start mobilizing now.

ICMA and SIX would like to invite you to the joint event "LIBOR to SARON: Are you ready?" hosted at SIX Convention Point in Zurich on November 1, 2018 between 11 and 14 CET. This event is targeted at a broad audience. The aim is to present the most recent international and Swiss developments. First-hand information will be delivered on new reference rates followed by a Q&A on "Practical preparation for transition".

LocationSIX ConventionPoint, Pfingstweidstrasse 110, 8005 Zurich, Directions
Date / TimeThursday, 1st November 2018
11:15 - 14:00
OrganizerSIX and ICMA
Contact Denis Meier Fehr, Head Index Sales
Phone +41 58 399 3582


11:15Introductory remarks
Robert Jeanbart, Head Financial Information, SIX
11:25International Update
  • Background to benchmark transition (15 mins)
    Paul Richards, Managing Director, Head of Market Practice and Regulatory Policy, ICMA
  • European Central Bank update (15 mins)
    Anne-Lise Nguyen, Market Operations Expert, Money Market and Liquidity Division
11:55EU-Benchmark Regulation and SARON
Christian Bahr, Head Index & iNAV Services, SIX
12:15Transition to SARON
Martin Bardenhewer, Head Financial Institutions & Multinationals, Zürcher Kantonalbank
12:45Panel - Practical considerations for transition
  • Ed Moorby, Partner, FS Risk Advisory, Deloitte

  • Michael Bierbrauer, Head Regulatory Change Delivery Swiss Universal Bank/Int'l WM, Credit Suisse
  • Rene Boesch, Partner, Banking, Finance and the Capital Markets, Homburger
  • Ernst Lienhard, Senior Treasury Officer, Swiss Re
  • Gaspare la Sala, Group Treasury, Pictet
13:35Closing remarks
Martin Scheck, Chief Executive, ICMA
14:00Event close