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ICE Benchmark Administration Consults on Potential Cessation of ICE Swap Rate® based on USD LIBOR®

Aug 30, 2022

Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE), a leading global provider of data, technology, and market infrastructure, today announced that ICE Benchmark Administration Limited (IBA) has published a consultation on its intention to cease the publication of all ICE Swap Rate®settings based on USD LIBOR®.

Following the FCA’s announcement on March 5, 2021, regarding the future cessation and loss of representativeness of USD LIBOR, IBA does not expect sufficient (or perhaps any) input data required to calculate USD LIBOR ICE Swap Rate settings (i.e. data based on eligible interest rate swaps referencing USD LIBOR settings) to be available after June 30, 2023.

As a result, IBA is consulting on its intention to cease the publication of all USD LIBOR ICE Swap Rate benchmark “runs” (i.e. USD LIBOR Rates 1100, USD LIBOR Spreads 1100 and USD LIBOR 1500) for all tenors immediately after publication on June 30, 2023. The consultation is open for feedback until 5:00pm London time on October 7, 2022. IBA will publish a feedback statement after the feedback period has closed.

The consultation is not, and must not be taken to be, an announcement that IBA will cease or continue the publication of USD LIBOR ICE Swap Rate, or any other ICE Swap Rate settings after June 30, 2023, or any other date.

In connection with the LIBOR transition, since November 2021, IBA has published USD ICE Swap Rate settings based on SOFR for use as a benchmark in financial contracts and financial instruments by licensees. USD SOFR ICE Swap Rate settings are available for the same tenors and published at the same time as the current “USD LIBOR Rates 1100” ICE Swap Rate benchmark run. The settings are available here alongside IBA’s other ICE Swap Rate benchmark runs covering EUR, GBP and USD currencies in tenors ranging from one to 30 years.

USD SOFR ICE Swap Rate settings are determined in accordance with the published ICE Swap Rate ‘Waterfall’ methodology, using eligible input data in respect of SOFR-linked interest rate swaps.

About ICE Benchmark Administration

ICE Benchmark Administration is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority for the regulated activity of administering a benchmark, and is authorized as a benchmark administrator under the UK Benchmarks Regulation. ICE, LIBOR, ICE Swap Rate and ICE Benchmark Administration are registered trademarks of IBA and/or its affiliates. IBA is not affiliated with the New York Fed. The New York Fed does not sanction, endorse, or recommend any products or services offered by IBA.

About Intercontinental Exchange

Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE) is a Fortune 500 company that designs, builds and operates digital networks to connect people to opportunity. We provide financial technology and data services across major asset classes that offer our customers access to mission-critical workflow tools that increase transparency and operational efficiencies. We operate exchanges, including the New York Stock Exchange, and clearing houses that help people invest, raise capital and manage risk across multiple asset classes. Our comprehensive fixed income data services and execution capabilities provide information, analytics and platforms that help our customers capitalize on opportunities and operate more efficiently. At ICE Mortgage Technology, we are transforming and digitizing the U.S. residential mortgage process, from consumer engagement through loan registration. Together, we transform, streamline and automate industries to connect our customers to opportunity.

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Category: Exchanges

Source: Intercontinental Exchange

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