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Benchmark Administration by IMBA UK

Administration of IHS Markit proprietary indices and third-party indices in compliance with regulatory requirements

IHS Markit Benchmark Administration Ltd. (“IMBA UK”) was authorised by the UK FCA as Benchmark Administrator in July 2018 and complies with the UK Benchmarks Regulation. IMBA UK administers more than 34,000 benchmarks across financial, economic and commodity underlyings, including both IHS Markit proprietary and third-party indices. IMBA UK is listed as authorised Benchmark Administrator on the FCA Benchmarks register.

In addition, IHS Markit Dutch entity, Markit N.V. (“IMBA EU”), was authorised by the AFM as Benchmark Administrator under the EU BMR in December 2019. Please find more information about IMBA EU here.

Our benchmark administration activities have been conducted in line with the IOSCO Principles for Benchmarks since 2014.

Our benchmark administration services leverage our deep experience in designing and calculating innovative indices with a commitment to the highest standards of governance and administration of benchmarks. We provide 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 customisation and access to a broad spectrum of data inputs from over 300 providers. Our independent benchmark administration services allow clients to retain ownership of their indices whilst avoiding the inherent conflicts of interest. We also provide endorsement and support recognition for third-country indices which require access to the EU/UK market.

 

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Marcus Schüler

In this function he is responsible for the administration of both IHS Markit proprietary and third party benchmarks by IHS Markit Benchmark Administration (“IMBA”) in line with regulatory requirements. Marcus joined IHS Markit in August 2019. Previously, he was in Regulatory Affairs & Market Structure roles at Tradeweb Europe Ltd. and Markit, as well as Product Management functions at Deutsche Bank and J.P.Morgan. Marcus studied Business with focus on Finance at the University of Cologne and H.E.C., Paris and received a C.E.M.S. Master degree.

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