The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) has published a report summarising the final responses to its consultation process regarding including LIBOR pre-cessation fallbacks in derivatives that reference LIBOR.
The results of the consultation indicate that a significant majority of respondents support including pre-cessation and permanent cessation fallbacks without optionality or flexibility in the amended 2006 ISDA Definitions for LIBOR and in a single protocol for including the updated definitions in legacy trades.
ISDA expects to publish amendments to the 2006 ISDA Definitions to incorporate the fallbacks for new trades in July. A protocol will simultaneously be launched to allow participants to incorporate the revisions into legacy trades if they choose too. Both will come into effect before the end of the year.