Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE), a leading global provider of data, technology, and market infrastructure, today announced that ICE Benchmark Administration Limited (IBA) plans to launch U.S. dollar (USD) SOFR Spread-Adjusted ICE Swap Rate® for use as a benchmark in financial contracts and financial instruments by licensees on June 30, 2023.
USD SOFR Spread-Adjusted ICE Swap Rate® settings are currently published in an indicative, ‘beta’ format for testing purposes, and are determined in line with the methodology suggested by the Alternative Reference Rates Committee (ARRC) in its paper “Suggested Fallback Formula for the USD LIBOR ICE Swap Rate”.
As previously announced, IBA will cease the publication of all USD LIBOR ICE Swap Rate settings immediately following publication on June 30, 2023.
Following market feedback, IBA is planning to bring forward the launch of USD SOFR Spread-Adjusted ICE Swap Rate settings for use as a benchmark from July 3, 2023, to June 30, 2023.
The USD SOFR Spread-Adjusted ICE Swap Rate settings may be used under certain ISDA documentation designed to implement fallbacks for USD LIBOR ICE Swap Rate as suggested by the ARRC paper. Guidance from ISDA regarding this documentation and how it operates is available here.
About ICE Benchmark Administration
ICE Benchmark Administration is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority for the regulated activity of administering a benchmark, and is authorized as a benchmark administrator under the UK Benchmarks Regulation. IBA reserves all rights in the ICE Swap Rate methodology and the ICE Swap Rate settings, including USD LIBOR ICE Swap Rate, USD SOFR ICE Swap Rate and USD SOFR Spread-Adjusted ICE Swap Rate settings. ICE, LIBOR, ICE Swap Rate and ICE Benchmark Administration are registered trademarks of IBA and/or its affiliates. IBA is not affiliated with the New York Fed. The New York Fed does not sanction, endorse, or recommend any products or services offered by IBA.
About Intercontinental Exchange
Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE) is a Fortune 500 company that designs, builds and operates digital networks to connect people to opportunity. We provide financial technology and data services across major asset classes that offer our customers access to mission-critical workflow tools that increase transparency and operational efficiencies. We operate exchanges, including the New York Stock Exchange, and clearing houses that help people invest, raise capital and manage risk across multiple asset classes. Our comprehensive fixed income data services and execution capabilities provide information, analytics and platforms that help our customers capitalize on opportunities and operate more efficiently. At ICE Mortgage Technology, we are transforming and digitizing the U.S. residential mortgage process, from consumer engagement through loan registration. Together, we transform, streamline and automate industries to connect our customers to opportunity.
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Source: Intercontinental Exchange