Why WM/Reuters FX benchmarks?
For more than 20 years, WM/Reuters 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/Reuters 4pm 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/Reuters 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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Reuters Limited (‘RL’) is the administrator of numerous indices and benchmarks.
RL assigned Refinitiv Benchmark Services Limited (‘RBSL’) to be the administrator of regulated benchmarks, such as those used within the EU and thus caught by the EU Benchmark Regulation (EU BMR). RBSL is authorized by the FCA, as listed on the ESMA Register, to administer benchmarks under the EU BMR.
As a next step, the following benchmarks will move to be administered by Refinitiv Benchmark Services Limited during 2019: WM/Reuters Spot, Forward and NDF benchmark rates.
Note: While RL has until the end of the BMR Transition period (Dec 2019) to migrate those benchmarks into an authorized benchmark administrator, RBSL shall execute its Brexit strategy aligned with the BMR third country regime to ensure continued provision of its benchmarks in the EU from January 2020 and beyond.
Features & benefits
What you get with WM/Reuters FX benchmarks
WM/Reuters 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/Reuters rates for greater clarity in evaluating global markets.
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.
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/Reuters 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. Refinitiv-administered.
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. Refinitiv-administered.
All rates are archived daily and are available direct from us and other vendors. Refinitiv-administered.
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. Refinitiv-administered.
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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