June 1, 2021

New York Law Journal

Much has been written over the past decade, in this journal and elsewhere, about the manipulation of the London Inter-Bank Offered Rate (LIBOR) and the subse-quent decision to end its use as a benchmark interest rate. This article addresses the challenging issue of LIBOR transition—that is, moving from LIBOR to another benchmark rate—for asset-backed securities such as residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS). RMBS is one of a class of assets that face the complication of two levels of transition: LIBOR-indexed mortgage notes that are assets of an RMBS securitization trust, and LIBOR-indexed interest rates paid on the securities issued by the securitization trust.  Read more>>