ESMA releases new Benchmark Regulation Technical Standards

On the 30th March 2017, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published its final report containing the draft regulatory and implementing technical standards (RTS/ITS) under the Benchmarks Regulation (BMR). The report contains the detailed rules to implement the new European regulatory framework aimed at ensuring the accuracy and integrity of benchmarks across the European Union.

The draft RTS/ITS sets out the behaviours and standards expected of administrators and contributors, and will ensure that financial benchmarks are produced in a transparent and reliable manner. The draft standards include provisions ensuring:

  • the full process of provision of a benchmark is checked by a new oversight function that administrators have to establish;
  • the potential manipulation of benchmarks is minimised, through new rules regarding the methodology of calculation and the contribution of input data;
  • that conflicts of interest of administrators and contributors are properly managed; and
  • a level playing field across different Member States for the authorisation and registration of benchmark’s administrators.

For more information go to https://www.esma.europa.eu/press-news/esma-news/esma-publishes-final-rules-ensure-integrity-eu-financial-benchmarks

PRIBOR Benchmark Data to Become Fee Liable

Benchmark Administrator introduces fees from the 1 January 2018.

The Czech Financial Benchmark Facility (CFBF) announced today that it will introduce a tiered subscription service for organisations that require real time access to PRIBOR benchmark data. The new fees will be applicable from the 1 January 2018.

New Benchmark Administrator formed to manage PRIBOR Benchmark

 The newly formed Czech Financial Benchmark Facility (CFBF) is responsible for the governance of the Pribor benchmark from the 24th July 2017.

ESMA releases new Benchmark Regulation Technical Standards

On the 30th March 2017, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published its final report containing the draft regulatory and implementing technical standards (RTS/ITS) under the Benchmarks Regulation (BMR). The report contains the detailed rules to implement the new European regulatory framework aimed at ensuring the accuracy and integrity of benchmarks across the European Union

PRIBOR Benchmark Data to Become Fee Liable

Benchmark Administrator introduces fees from the 1 January 2018.

The Czech Financial Benchmark Facility (CFBF) announced today that it will introduce a tiered subscription service for organisations that require real time access to PRIBOR benchmark data. The new fees will be applicable from the 1 January 2018.

New Benchmark Administrator formed to manage PRIBOR Benchmark

 The newly formed Czech Financial Benchmark Facility (CFBF) is responsible for the governance of the Pribor benchmark from the 24th July 2017.

ESMA releases new Benchmark Regulation Technical Standards

On the 30th March 2017, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published its final report containing the draft regulatory and implementing technical standards (RTS/ITS) under the Benchmarks Regulation (BMR). The report contains the detailed rules to implement the new European regulatory framework aimed at ensuring the accuracy and integrity of benchmarks across the European Union