Bye-bye BSBY?

September 14, 2023

Earlier this week, Bloomberg Information Services Limited (“BISL”) announced that it is seeking feedback on a proposal to cease the publication of the Bloomberg Short-Term Bank Yield Index (“BSBY”) “following a review of commercial opportunities for BSBY.” BSBY was originally developed by BISL as an alternative to the secured overnight financing rate (“SOFR”), the rate widely endorsed as the replacement for USD LIBOR. Unlike SOFR, BSBY was designed as an index of  credit sensitive reference rates that reflects bank credit spreads and a forward term structure. 

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