World Bank’s first SOFR sparks price discussion

The World Bank priced a landmark deal this week as financial markets ween themselves off Libor. But the execution of the $1bn August 2020 bond, the supranational's first with a coupon linked to the Secured Overnight Financing Rate, sparked a debate about the premium the borrower paid. Burhan Khadbai reports.

  • By Burhan Khadbai
  • 16 Aug 2018
The deal was only the second to be linked to SOFR, following Fannie Mae’s three tranched sale last month. The US Federal Reserve’s Alternative Reference Rate Committee, of which Fannie Mae is a member, chose SOFR as its preferred alternative to dollar Libor in June last year. The ...

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