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(L)IBOR transition: What are the new benchmark rates, what are the hedging structures and what is the impact on debt pricing?

Broadcast on Sep 14, 2021 from Livestream: Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East 2021

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  • How can banks help clients to update their systems for LIBOR transition? How can banks help their clients to be more transparent with reporting?
  • What are the hedging structures based on the new benchmark rates?
  • What are the new risk-free rates? Do they work? Are they worth it? Are they risk-free?
  • What is the impact to bond and loan pricing?
  • What are the consequences and risks for inaction?
Middle East

Speaker

Fathima Lijiya

Fathima Lijiya

Managing Director, Head of MEA Loan Capital Markets – Global Corporate Finance

First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

Fathima Lijiya

Fathima Lijiya

Managing Director, Head of MEA Loan Capital Markets – Global Corporate Finance at First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

Lijiya comes with more than 18 years of Debt Market experience. She holds an MBA in Finance & Marketing and has been a core deal team member in various Structured & Project Finance deals in the UAE. She joined FGB in 2006 and prior to that she was with HSBC CIBM and was dealing with regional deals and transactions in various sectors along with providing coverage of strategic customers. Lijiya is a key deal team member in many of the large Debt Market syndicated transactions in the region which involved structuring, negotiation of terms and execution of deals where she has led the deal team that acted in the senior capacity of Debt Advisor, Initial Mandated Lead Arrangers, Coordinating Bank and Book running roles for Corporate, Acquisition Finance, FI/NBFI deals, Leverage finance, Project and Structured Finance, Asset Backed financing, Hybrid facility structures etc. Currently she is the Managing Director & Head of Syndication Finance, Loan Capital Markets under the Global Corporate Finance with FAB which addresses the flow business from Corporates, GRE’s, Sovereigns, NBFI’s and FI’s.

First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

Fathima Lijiya

About First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

FAB, the UAE’s largest bank and one of the world’s largest and safest institutions, offers an extensive range of tailor-made solutions, products and services to its customers. Through its strategic offerings, it looks to meet the banking needs of customers across the world via its market-leading Corporate and Investment Banking and Personal Banking franchises.

Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, the bank’s international network spans five continents, providing the global relationships, expertise and financial strength to support local, regional and international businesses seeking to do business at home and abroad.

With total assets of AED 955 Billion (USD 260 Billion) as of September-end 2020, FAB is rated Aa3/AA-/AA- by Moody’s, S&P and Fitch, respectively, the strongest combined ratings of any bank in the MENA region.

The Bank has been ranked by Global Finance as the Safest Bank in the UAE and the Middle East, and the 32nd Safest Bank globally.

To empower its customers and clients to Grow Stronger, FAB initiated a powerful movement, which goes beyond banking. The Grow Stronger movement represents the bank’s promise to support its stakeholders’ goals and growth ambitions, providing ideas, tools and expertise to help them become stronger, today and in the future.

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