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LIBOR’s Winter is Coming

United Kingdom - May 10 2021 God knows I’m as sick of LIBOR transition as you are and writing about it twice in quick succession is annoying, but I think necessary. Here’s the…

SOFR Transition: It’s Not Done Yet!

USA - April 25 2021 We’ve written before about our anxiety regarding the fact that SOFR does not really seem fit for purpose to support commercial mortgage lending or…

A Modest Proposal: Why Can’t CRE CLOs Be More Like Corporate CLOs?

USA - April 11 2021 Here at Dechert, we have market-leading practices in CRE CLO as well as corporate CLOs, including broadly syndicated and middle market structures. So…

We All Need Practice Spelling ESG

USA - March 17 2021 Let me first apologize to my readership. I have been very dilatory in getting this commentary done and this topic is… a bit daunting. In my defense…

LIBOR: First They Blinked and Now Some Hope, But a New Problem and It’s Big

USA - February 7 2021 First, the ARRC, playing Charlton Heston, playing Moses, brings down from on high the ten commandments of SOFR and lo, we were sore afraid and with…

CREFC Annual Conference: The Virtual Edition

USA - February 3 2021 Last week, over 4,200 of our closest friends met virtually for the annual January conference by the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council, which is…

Highlights Of The Latest COVID-19 Relief Bill

USA - January 24 2021 The New Year is already proving to be a busy one. A new Congress, new COVID-19 strains and vaccine promises, and a new stimulus package making its…

Elections Matter: My Dead Nuts Certain Guarantees for 2021

USA - January 20 2021 Every turning of the year makes for a convenient point to look backwards, and of course, forward, but this year seems to actually denote some sort of…

LIBOR: They Blinked!

USA - December 15 2020 My, my, my! Another governmental red line looks to be breached; at least this time no one gets hurt. We, at CrunchedCredit, have in some sense been…

Inexorably SOFR…But Hang On!

USA - November 16 2020 Timing is everything. I published a piece two weeks ago on LIBOR transition to SOFR and suggested that folks get on with it and embrace this flawed…