Ice Benchmark Administration Updates Regarding the Cessation of U.S. Dollar LIBOR

Intercontinental Exchange, Inc a global leader in technology and data services, has announced that ICE Benchmark Administration Limited (IBA), the authorized administrator of LIBOR®, has issued an update regarding the cessation of U.S. dollar LIBOR®.

Consistent with previous communications, the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has exercised its authority under the U.K. Benchmarks Regulation (U.K. BMR) to require IBA to continue publishing the 1-, 3- and 6-Month “synthetic” U.S. dollar LIBOR settings using an unrepresentative methodology until September 30, 2024.

The FCA has clarified that it does not intend to mandate publication beyond this date and has emphasized that these final three LIBOR settings will cease after their publication on Monday, September 30, 2024. There are no plans for new LIBOR settings to be introduced thereafter.

The “synthetic” LIBOR settings, which are now mandated, do not accurately reflect the market conditions or economic reality that the original LIBOR settings were designed to measure. Under the U.K. BMR, the use of these “synthetic” LIBOR settings by supervised entities in the U.K. is restricted, except in legacy contracts other than cleared derivatives where permitted by the FCA.

Market participants relying on LIBOR are advised to seek appropriate legal and regulatory guidance across relevant jurisdictions to understand and prepare for the implications of the cessation of these remaining “synthetic” LIBOR settings on their contracts, financial instruments, and other arrangements.

For further details, please refer to IBA’s LIBOR webpage and the FCA’s LIBOR transition webpage.

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About Intercontinental Exchange

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