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WM/Refinitiv FX benchmarks

The most timely, transparent, and reliable forward and spot rates covering 150+ currencies. 

Announcement

WM/Refinitiv Spot Rates (WMR) – announcing the launch of the WMR “Request for Feedback” on key aspects of the WMR methodology and users’ requirements.

Why WM/Refinitiv FX benchmarks?

For more than 20 years, WM/Refinitiv FX rates have served as fully independent, objective, and unbiased sources for FX data. We pledge to ensure that the benchmarks remain trusted and fundamental components of market infrastructure – and are continually enhanced as market needs change.

Our published and transparent calculation methodology is fully aligned with the IOSCO Principles for Financial Benchmarks. The WM/Refinitiv Spot, Forward and NDF Benchmark Rates (including London 4pm Closing Spot Rates) are administered by Refinitiv Benchmark Services Limited, authorized as a Benchmark Administrator under EU BMR. 

Designed to bring greater transparency to pricing in the FX market, WM/Refinitiv rates are built with data sourced directly from market transactions, applying multiple validation techniques on captured and calculated rates to result in accurate spot rates for each fix throughout the day.

We are the administrator of more than 30 key rates and calculation agent for over 40 critical national and regional interest rates and FX benchmarks in 12 different countries, such as Singapore, Hong Kong and Russia.

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Announcement

WM/Refinitiv Spot Rates (WMR) “Request for Feedback” on key aspects of the WMR methodology and users’ requirements | April 2022

The WMR is one of the most widely used suite of FX benchmarks and Refinitiv understands how important these rates are to all users, globally. The core design principles of WMR produce independent and transparent FX benchmarks that are robust and provide a point in time reflection of a wide range of currency markets throughout the global day. Since launching in 1994, the WMR has continued to respond to market changes and to provide solutions for evolving user requirements and Refinitiv remains committed to ensuring the WMR remains the most appropriate FX benchmarks for users. Refinitiv looks forward to engaging with all market participants and encourages everyone to use this opportunity to provide feedback and be part of the continuous evolution of the WMR.

Features & benefits

What you get with WM/Refinitiv FX benchmarks

Comprehensive coverage

WM/Refinitiv delivers the industry’s broadest coverage, with both intraday and closing spot rates, forward rates, and NDFs.

Regulatory adherent

Fully transparent, IOSCO-aligned methodology and 4pm rates are EU/BMR adherent.

The trusted industry standard

Over 1,000 financial institutions rely on the WM/Refinitiv rates for greater clarity in evaluating global markets.

Rates

WM/Refinitiv rates

3pm Brazil benchmarks

The 3pm (UK time) USD/BRL FX benchmark is available daily (24-hr delay) free of charge, and gives you a reliable transaction-oriented rate to evaluate the market.

4pm Brazil benchmarks

The 4pm (UK time) USD/BRL FX benchmark is available daily (24-hr delay) free of charge, and gives you a reliable transaction-oriented rate to evaluate the market.

2pm CET Fix

Rates for 32 currencies against the EUR are available daily (30-minute delay) free of charge. Alternatively rates for all 150+ currencies followed against the EUR, GBP, and USD. 

12 noon EST FX benchmark

The WM/Refinitiv 12 noon EST FX benchmark gives you a reliable, transaction-oriented rate that enables you to evaluate the markets with greater clarity. 

Closing spot rates

Fixed daily Monday–Friday at 4:00 pm London time, with coverage including 150+ currencies against the EUR, GBP, and USD. RBSL-administered.

Closing forwards and NDFs

Fixed daily Monday–Friday at 4:00 pm London time, with coverage including 80 forward currencies and 11 NDF currencies. To be RBSL administered by 1 January 2020.

Intraday forwards and NDFs

Produced on the hour from 6:00 am– 9:00 pm London time; 10:00 am and 4:00 pm Sydney time; 2:00 pm New Zealand time; 11:00 am Singapore time; 5:00 pm New York time; 11:00 am Bangkok time and 10:00 am Tokyo time. To be RBSL administered by 1 January 2020.

Historical data

All rates are archived daily and are available direct from us and other vendors. To be RBSL administered by 1 January 2020.

Intraday spot rates

Produced on the hour from Monday 6:00 am Hong Kong/Singapore time – Friday 10:00 pm London time, with coverage including 150+ currencies against the EUR, GBP, and USD. To be RBSL administered by 1 January 2020.

How It Works

Licensing

For benchmarks that we administer, users of benchmarks enter into licensing agreements with Refinitiv in order to access timely data or use of the benchmark for financial products. Licensing and corresponding fees vary according to intended use of the data, delivery mechanism, as well as the time of delivery (real time versus delayed access).

Benchmark data is made available on Eikon, through our financial data feeds as well as through third-party market data vendors and other redistributors.