On January 8, 2021, the staff of the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s (“SEC”) Office of Municipal Securities (“OMS Staff”) issued a statement focusing on the impact of the discontinuation of LIBOR on the municipal securities markets. The statement highlights considerations for issuers of municipal securities and other “obligated persons” and municipal advisors to address the fact that the expected discontinuation of LIBOR “could have a significant impact on the municipal securities market and may present a material risk” for market participants. 

The statement discusses considerations for remediating contracts with exposure to LIBOR, ongoing disclosure requirements, and the duties of municipal advisors in light of the December 31, 2021 discontinuation of LIBOR.

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