Executive Director, MSCI Research
About the Contributor
Maksim is an Executive Director in Multi-Asset Class General Pricing Research, a team that covers the pricing and risk modeling of various asset classes across MSCI analytics. Previously, he worked at FEA, where he developed pricing models for complex derivatives. Maksim holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Brandeis University and a doctorate in industrial engineering and operations research from the University of California at Berkeley.
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Investors now have clarity on the process of transitioning away from LIBOR and falling back on replacement benchmark rates. We used stress tests to show that fallback modeling may be necessary to measure and manage the risks of LIBOR instruments.
Investors and the media have begun to worry that the secured overnight financing rate (SOFR) — the U.S. interest-rate benchmark meant to address issues with and replace USD LIBOR — may introduce a new set of problems. Are the concerns justified?