SOFR Update: FHLBank Chicago Issuance This Month

  • January 16, 2019

The Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago (FHLBank Chicago) participated in a Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR)-indexed floating rate note issuance this month as we continue to prepare for the phase out of the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) by December 31, 2021. 

SOFR, a broad measure of the cost of overnight cash borrowings collateralized by U.S. Treasury securities, has gained traction in the market as the likely LIBOR alternative.

What's next for FHLBank Chicago?
We continue to monitor market developments associated with the LIBOR transition to SOFR, such as: 

  • Fallback methodologies for loans, securities, derivatives, and debt instruments linked to LIBOR; 
  • Building a SOFR curve using market instruments. 
Additionally, we are planning to offer advance products indexed to SOFR in the near future to help members with this transition. If you are interested in discussing these topics, and in particular, floating rate advances indexed to SOFR, please contact your Sales Director to learn more. 

Contact Us

Please direct all media inquiries to:

Casey Reidy 
Director, Communications

Heather Bockstruck
Assistant Director, Communications