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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Notice of ESMA Benchmark Administrator Register change due to expiration of Brexit transition period
Since authorisation in 2018, RBSL has been listed on the ESMA Register for benchmark administrators. Following ESMA's public statement on 1 October 2020, at the end of the Brexit transition period (currently 31 December 2020), UK benchmark administrators (including RBSL) will be removed from the ESMA register and will become third country administrators under the EU Benchmark Regulation (‘EU BMR’).
However, EU BMR provided a third-country transition period during which third country administrators (including RBSL) can continue providing benchmarks (including all RBSL benchmarks) for use by EU supervised entities. The transition period is until 31 December 2021 and is currently being extended until 31 December 2023. Third country administrators will have until the end of this transition period to gain permission under EU BMR using one of three pathways, specifically the UK BMR is granted ‘equivalence’, RBSL is granted ‘recognition’ as administrator, or RBSL’s benchmarks are granted ‘endorsement’.
The transition period will enable RBSL to execute its Brexit strategy and ensure regulatory permission is gained under EU BMR before the end of the period.
This does not affect RBSL’s authorisation with the UK FCA as a UK benchmark administrator, and RBSL will continue to appear on the UK FCA Register. Following the FCA's public statement on 1 December 2020, at the end for the Brexit transition period (currently 31 December 2020), UK benchmark administrators (including RBSL) will be listed on the FCA’s new UK Benchmarks Register.
WM/Reuters brand name changed to WM/Refinitiv | November 2020
In November 2020, the WM/Reuters brand name changed to WM/Refinitiv. A client communication has been issued to all clients confirming the change. Any sales, licencing or access enquiries should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Features & benefits
What you get with WM/Refinitiv FX benchmarks
WM/Refinitiv delivers the industry’s broadest coverage, with both intraday and closing spot rates, forward rates, and NDFs.
Fully transparent, IOSCO-aligned methodology and 4pm rates are EU/BMR adherent.
Over 1,000 financial institutions rely on the WM/Refinitiv rates for greater clarity in evaluating global markets.
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.
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
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.
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