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Derivatives Set for $15 Trillion Switch in Libor Test Run

  • LCH, CME and Eurex shift swaps to ESTR from Eonia next month
  • It’s part of the exodus from Libor and other discredited rates
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Global banks are about to get a comprehensive blueprint for how derivatives worth several hundred trillion dollars may be finally disentangled from the London Interbank Offered Rate.

Clearing houses are preparing a synchronized shift of about 13 trillion euros ($15 trillion) of interest-rate swaps to the new euro short-term rate, ESTR, next month. The process is a critical step toward retiring the Euro Overnight Index Average, part of the bedrock of Europe’s financial system.