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Policy Update

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Key Agencies Issue Statement Urging Transition from LIBOR

This morning, the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) released a statement encouraging banks to cease...

Policy Update

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Treasury OIG Publishes Updated FAQs on CRF

The U.S. Treasury Office of Inspector General (OIG) released updated FAQs relating to the administration and management of Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) proceeds. The document sent to prime recipients was updated...

Partner Resource

From: Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)

The Transition Out of LIBOR: What State and Local Governments Should be Discussing with Their Financing Teams

The London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) is a global benchmark interest rate calculated daily, and is the most widely used benchmark in the capital markets. State and local governments often see this...

Policy Update

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Mnuchin Signals End of Municipal Liquidity Facility

Today, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin sent a letter to Federal Reserve Chairman Powell requesting that unused Exchange Stabilization Fund (ESF) money from the CARES Act be returned to the U.S. Treasury...


Navigating the Current Recession

Experts and colleagues will discuss how states are using reserves and other budget adjustments to navigate through the current recession. A rating agency representative will discuss tax revenue volatility, how...


Evolving Risks What Does it Mean for Your Bond Rating

From climate and pensions, to cybersecurity threats and now the largest global pandemic faced in generations. Rating agencies and investors are continuing to expand the criteria of threats they are...