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How to Ensure the Integrity of Your Contributions Data

Do you worry about the validity and integrity of the data you contribute either to benchmarks like Libor or indexes, or to markets like the exchange-like Swap Execution Facilities (SEFs)? Or about the quality of the data you are selling to clients? With a marketplace growing in complexity, and more and more rules coming from…

Getting a Grip on Benchmark Contributions

A discussion of the issues surrounding bank-contributed market information for benchmarks and indexes. Recent scandals involving bank-contributed financial information – most notably 2010’s discovery of fraudulent contributions to the widely used the London Inter-Bank Offered Rate (LIBOR) benchmark – have underscored the lack of transparency and lack of control of the rates and prices financial…