Benefit from independent Benchmark Administration services in compliance with regulatory requirements
Get best practice compliance with global benchmark regulations, as well as the design and calculation of custom indices across asset classes. Our flexible approach to index design supports full customization and access to a broad spectrum of data inputs from over 300 providers. The use of our independent benchmark administration services allows you to retain ownership of your indices whilst avoiding the inherent conflicts of interest. We also provide endorsement and support recognition for non-European indices which require access to the EU market.
These services leverage our deep experience in designing and calculating innovative indices with a commitment to the highest standards of governance and administration of benchmarks. Our benchmark administration activities have been conducted in line with the IOSCO Principles for Benchmarks since 2014. IHS Markit Benchmark Administration Ltd. (“IMBA UK”) was authorised by the UK FCA as Benchmark Administrator under the European Benchmark Regulation (“BMR”) in July 2018. IMBA UK currently administers more than 29,000 benchmarks, including both indices that are proprietary to IHS Markit and for third parties, and across financial, economic and commodity underlyings.
IMBA UK is listed as authorised Benchmark Administrator under the BMR on the ESMA register.
IHS Markit Dutch entity, Markit N.V. (“IMBA EU”), was authorised by the AFM as Benchmark Administrator under the BMR in December 2019. Please find more information about IMBA EU here.
Why IHS Markit?
We have long-standing experience in the creation of indices and the administration of benchmarks