Webinar on EU Benchmarks Regulation - A joint initiative with the EIB
While the ultimate deadline of 31 December 2021 is approaching, the market is only slowly coming to grips with the deep structural implications of the EU Benchmarks Regulation. Join the webinar and get ready for the transition with the help of experts from the European Investment Bank and our firm.
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In recent years, confidence in the reliability and robustness of several interest rate benchmarks has been undermined, and regulators across the globe have been pushing for a reform. While the ultimate deadline of 31 December 2021 is approaching, the market is only slowly coming to grips with the deep structural implications of the EU Benchmarks Regulation. Interest rate benchmarks are instrumental in pricing and valuing a wide range of financial instruments and contracts, and in measuring the performance of certain investment funds. The EU Benchmarks Regulation lays down a common framework to ensure the accuracy and integrity of indices used as benchmarks. The result is an enlarged notion of the concept of benchmark and another layer of obligations for administrators, contributors and users.
Financial institutions, corporate lenders and investment funds must work through an elaborate transition for the use of critical benchmarks, to be completed by 31 December 2021. Preparation is key, action is indispensable.
Experts from the European Investment Bank and Loyens & Loeff pierce into the essentials during a thorough webinar, tailor-made for market participants in the Benelux. Beyond the legal framework, participants get insight in the commercial and operational challenges the roadmap to compliance brings along.
22 September 2020
2pm (CEST) - Introduction to the EU Benchmarks Regulation
(Marijke van der Weide & Bart Joosen - Loyens & Loeff Amsterdam)
2.40pm (CEST) - An insight in the European Investment Bank roadmap and raising awareness activities in the Luxembourg market
(Yassine Boudghene & Thomas Schröder - European Investment Bank)
3.20pm (CEST) - Impact on loans, bonds, funds and derivatives
(Koen Panis & Michael Schweiger - Loyens & Loeff Brussels & Luxembourg)
Koen PanisPartner Attorney at law
Koen Panis is a partner in our Brussels office where he is a member of the Banking & Finance Practice Group, the Energy Team and the Real Estate Team. He specialises in international and local finance transactions.T: +32 2 773 23 90 M: +32 497 53 38 36 E: [email protected]
Michael SchweigerPartner Attorney at law / Avocat à la Cour / Solicitor
Michael Schweiger, partner, is a member of the Banking & Finance practice group in our Luxembourg office. He leads the Luxembourg financial regulatory team and regularly advises banks, e-money and payment institutions, insurers, and other clients regarding financial regulation.T: +352 466 230 520 E: [email protected]