Course Agenda


Ibor Readiness and Implementation - Agenda

Live virtual course | Agenda timing is in GMT

Respective EST timing is:
Start: 9am
Break: 10am
Finish: 11.15am


Overview of the transition to risk free rates

14:00 - 15:00

  • Wider benchmark reform agenda

  • Impacted currency jurisdictions and ARRs

  • Key differences between IBOR vs ARRs

  • Implications for financial markets and challenges of transitioning to ARRs

  • Timeline to transition- where are we now?

Ian Fox

Group ibor transition director

Lloyds Bank



15:00 - 15:15


Accounting implications

15:15 - 16:15

  • Key accounting risks in the transition

  • Impact on hedging and hedging relationships

  • Potential losses

  • Repricing contracts and products

  • Modifying your position



14:00 - 15:00

  • Key features and polices

  • Current liquidity development and challenges

  • Important updates on transition plans

  • Transition planning and essentials

Mathieu Casadevall

Ibor transition project director

Société Générale



15:00 - 15:15


Managing your back book

15:15 - 16:15

  • Identifying an IBOR inventory

  • Potential fallback provisions

  • Challenges with tough legacy contracts

    • Contractual fallback language

    • Contract conversion and repricing in advance to IBOR cessation

    • Legislative tools available for solutions

  • Fallback provisions for securitizations and hedged derivatives

Marcus Burnett


SOFR Academy

Marcus Burnett is the Director of SOFR Academy, an education technology firm dedicated to building leaders in a risk-free rate based financial ecosystem for people, organizations and communities. SOFR Academy’s panel of advisors includes leading Academics from Harvard and MIT. Marcus is a former Interest Rate Derivatives trader.

Marcus is an IBOR Transition industry leader assisting industry working groups, trade associations, and financial market participants in planning and execution of programs focused on IBOR transition to RFR’s across the G5 currencies. He is a member of the Bank of England sponsored Working Group on Sterling Risk-Free Reference Rates SONIA Regulatory Dependencies Task Force and ‘Tough Legacy’ Task Force both chaired by the Financial Conduct Authority. He has delivered numerous public and private IBOR transition education sessions and advises clients on best practice and regulatory expectations. Marcus has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal and cited by Bloomberg, American Banker and the International Financial Law Review.

Marcus is a member of the American Australian Association established by Sir Keith Murdoch and in 1948. Marcus resides in New York city. 


Conduct and operational risks in IBOR

14:00 - 15:00

  • Best practice approach when creating a framework for transitioning

  • Disruptions and the effects of Covid-19

  • Operational implications for IBOR

  • Conduct risk and mitigations

  • Successful client outreach and communication

Tom Hicks

Managing partner

Dantum Consulting

Tom Hicks has over 15 years experience in the finance and banking sector and has a track record of delivering complex business and regulatory change projects.  He has a detailed understanding of products and front to back process flows, having run a Fixed Income desk and set up an Algorithmic Hedge Fund.  Tom has delivered numerous regulatory change projects including Volcker, EMIR, MAR and MiFID II, translating regulatory requirements into compliant business solutions.  He helped shape the IBOR Transition proposition at KPMG and He is currently a Managing Partner at Dantum Consulting.  He is project managing the issuance and transition work streams on IBOR transition at a major top tier bank.  He holds a 1st class Masters degree in Engineering from Warwick University.  Tom is also the chairman of the STA (Society of Technical Analysts).



15:00 - 15:15


Impacts on risk management

15:15 - 16:15

  • Curve structure changes

    • Pricing

    • Risk

  • Risk management 

    • Basis risk

    • Pricing models

  • Effects on liquidity risk 

  • Challenges with the lack of credit risk index in new rates

Marc Meyer

Head of libor transition, global commercial bank



AI in the IBOR transition

14:00 - 15:00

  • Strategic planning for complex changes

  • How can AI assist in the transition and implementation?

  • Use of cognitive technologies 

    • Natural language processing

    • Machine learning

  • Governance 

  • Timeline for cost management of AI technologies

Navin Rauniar

Partner & Director


Navin is an independent risk partner with over 20 years’ experience in advising & implementing the financial services industry on risk and regulatory matters. Navin specialises in the delivery of Capital Markets & Risk regulations for the industry; whilst spearheading the analysis for ESG, TCFD, Climate Risk, IBOR Transition, FRTB, IRRBB, Basel IV, CRR 2 and CRD V development.

Prior to entering the advisory space, Navin spent 15+ years in the industry working in various global run-the-bank and change-the-bank roles for HSBC, Credit Suisse, RBS, Commerzbank and JP Morgan across Front Office, CRO and Operations. Navin is a member of the Professional Risk Managers Association and sits on the London Chapter Steering Committee. Navin supports the CRO community via mentoring of risk professionals and speaking at risk, regulatory & leadership events. He is a frequent commentator to the press including on capital markets and risk management topics.



15:00 - 15:15


Implementation of your IBOR program

15:15 - 16:15

  • Best practice approaches for implementing your IBOR transition plan

  • Identifying areas of high risk

  • Does it address address the readiness requirements for banks in 2021?

  • Key next steps and long-term implications 

  • What happens if you do not meet the deadline?

Irina Ursachi

Independent consultant

Irina Ursachi is an independent Risk Management consultant. She has over eight years of experience in the banking industry, managing international projects in various European jurisdictions such as UK, France, and Germany. Her expertise covers the design and specification of business processes as well as the implementation of regulatory requirements, trading systems, and valuation models. Mrs. Ursachi is an active contributor to research projects and publications in the area of Risk Management. Prior to becoming an independent consultant, she has worked for the consulting companies d-fine and KPMG. She holds a Master’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Kaiserslautern.