USD Swap Rate Fallbacks – Module to the ISDA 2021 Fallbacks Protocol

  • Source: ISDA

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On June 15, 2022 ISDA announced its publication of the USD Swap Rate Fallbacks – Module of the ISDA 2021 Fallbacks Protocol (“June 2022 Benchmark Module”).  Adherence to the June 2022 Benchmark Module enables parties to include new fallbacks for USD LIBOR Swap Rate into their Protocol Covered Documents in advance of USD LIBOR discontinuation in June 2023. 

The June 2022 Benchmark Module was created in response to feedback to facilitate the inclusion of ISDA’s updated standard definitions which included fallbacks for certain swap rates, including the USD LIBOR ICE Swap Rate.  More information is available here.

For more information please see ISDA’s  June 2022 Benchmark Module FAQs.