Benchmark Regulation – Expected reforms to reference rates
22 September 2020
The Bank informs you that Regulation (EU) 2016/2011 (“Benchmark Regulation” or “BMR” or “Regulation”) has established a common framework to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the indices used as benchmarks in financial instruments and financial contracts. The Regulation, which aims to protect consumers and investors and ensures that the Benchmarks which have been created and used in the European Union are robust, reliable, representative and appropriate. The Regulation is valid and enforced in all Member States of the European Union and the supervisory authority responsible for its implementation in Cyprus, is the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission.