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Benchmarks Regulation published in the Official Journal

On 29 June 2016, Regulation (EU) 2016/1011 on indices used as benchmarks in financial instruments and financial contracts or to measure the performance of investment funds (the “Regulation”) was published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) and entered into force on 30 June 2016.

On 29 June 2016, Regulation (EU) 2016/1011 on indices used as benchmarks in financial instruments and financial contracts or to measure the performance of investment funds (the “Regulation”) was published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) and entered into force on 30 June 2016.

The EU Benchmarks Regulation has been under development for several years and is intended to curb conflicts of interest in the administration of and submission of data to various benchmarks made available to the public – including critical benchmarks such as LIBOR and EURIBOR. Under the new law, all benchmark administrators will have to be authorised by a competent authority or registered, even if they provide only non-significant benchmarks. There is also a third-country regime to enable non-EU benchmarks to be used by EU supervised entities

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