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FFIEC to Promote Awareness of Potential LIBOR Changes, December 6 Webinar Will Discuss Market Developments, Risks

The following press release was issued by the BCFP, FDIC, Federal Reserve System, NCUA, OCC and CSBS: 

The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) will hold a webinar on December 6, 2018, to promote awareness and understanding of efforts to develop alternative reference rates to LIBOR, because of the uncertainty as to continued availability of LIBOR after 2021.

The December webinar will provide participants with background information on LIBOR and recent developments in the market, including initiatives of the Alternative Reference Rates Committee (ARRC). The agencies will also answer questions submitted by participants

This webinar and other communication activities are part of a broader FFIEC initiative that will inform supervised financial institutions and examiners about the potential transition from LIBOR, including the effect on institutions and financial products. Staff from FFIEC member agencies will supplement information produced by the ARRC to clarify and highlight potential impacts to supervised financial institutions and to answer questions about the potential transition from LIBOR to an alternative reference rate.

To register, please visit the industry outreach registration website.

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Media Contacts

BCFP: John Czwartacki, (202) 435-7170
FDIC: Julianne Fisher Breitbeil, (202) 898-6895
Federal Reserve: Darren Gersh, (202) 452-2955
NCUA: John Fairbanks, (703) 518-6336
OCC: Stephanie Collins, (202) 649-6870
SLC: Catherine Pickels, (202) 728-5734

The FFIEC was established in March 1979 to prescribe uniform principles, standards, and report forms and to promote uniformity in the supervision of financial institutions. It also conducts schools for examiners employed by the five federal member agencies represented on the FFIEC and makes those schools available to employees of state agencies that supervise financial institutions. The Council consists of the following six voting members: a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; the Chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; the Director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection; the Comptroller of the Currency; the Chairman of the National Credit Union Administration; and the Chairman of the State Liaison Committee.

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