February 5, 2020

FHFA: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Announce Update on LIBOR Transition

The Federal Housing Finance Agency today announced additional steps Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) are taking as they transition from the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR), the world’s most widely used interest rate benchmark: 

“These steps represent important milestones in the Enterprises’ transition away from LIBOR to a more robust reference rate.  We will continue to monitor exposure to LIBOR and ensure the Enterprises manage the risks associated with the transition in a safe and sound manner,” said FHFA Director Mark Calabria.  

​Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac serve as members of the Alternative Reference Rates Committee (ARRC), which was established by the Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to facilitate the migration from LIBOR to Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR).

Link to FHFA LIBOR Transition Page at FHFA.gov

This post was originally published here.