This should be the
time to tiptoe (very gently) back into the murky twilight that exists between
the legal/regulatory profession and markets, but as this column rarely believes
in doing anything gently, we’ll just pile right in. Are ...
The Australian Financial Markets Association (AFMA) has announced that it will transfer administration of the BBSW (bank bill swap rate) benchmark rate to ASX. It is the intention of both parties that ASX will administer BBSW from 1 January 2017.
AFMA says ASX was selected following a “highly competitive process” that Profit & Loss understands included Ice Benchmark and Thomson Reuters, which began in July 2016 with a public invitation for interested parties to register their interest as a potential alternate benchmark administrator for the rate setting.