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A Future Without LIBOR: Are You Ready?

This month’s DL Report provides a short and sweet cheat-sheet concerning LIBOR’s sunset in December 2021. We’ll conduct a quick overview of what’s happening, what it means for borrowers, lenders and legal counsel, and what each should be doing now to prepare. First off, a quick review. Since the mid-1980’s, the London Interbank Offered Rate, […]

Yield Curve Inversion: What it Really Means for Borrowers

The financial media has fallen all over itself of late to brow beat its watchers into believing that the current shape of yield curves point to a looming economic recession. While fun to watch, they fail to address the WIIFM (What’s In It For Me) factor for borrowers, and a needed explanation is due. In […]

Collars: The Hedge Smart Borrowers are Using Now

In our conversations over the years with borrowers of all shapes and sizes, in a myriad of industries, we’ve seen time and time again that all borrowers share the same basic goal: to take advantage of low interest rates now while protecting themselves if interest rates rise in the future. Some borrowers opt for the […]

Happy Holidays from Derivative Logic

First, a Thank You The DL Team would like to thank all of our clients, friends, and associates for what has been a rewarding and growth-filled 2018.  We are pleased that Chris Hunt has joined our team this year and is leading expansion in the Midwest and on the East Coast – he has been […]

How to Dissect a Fixed Rate

Not all Fixed Rates are the Same We are often asked if a fixed rate quoted by a bank is competitive.  Seems like a simple question, but in practice, it’s a difficult one to answer without proper analysis.  Numerous factors determine how a lender arrives at a fixed rate.  In this month’s report, we will […]