October 26, 2022

Refinitiv launches prototype forward-looking €STR term rate

London / Frankfurt / Paris – Today Refinitiv commences publication of a prototype forward-looking euro denominated interest rate – Refinitiv Term €STR.[1]

The industry-led working group on euro risk-free rates recommends contracts and financial instruments referencing EURIBOR®,[2] should include robust fallback language to enhance legal certainty and BMR compliance in the event of permanent EURIBOR® discontinuation. Furthermore, the working group recommends forward-looking €STR term rates are suitable fallbacks for specific EURIBOR®-referencing cash products. 

Refinitiv Term €STR is available daily in 1 week, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months and 12 months tenors. It adopts a waterfall methodology that uses dealer-to-client bids and offers quotes from Tradeweb’s institutional trading platform as the primary source and an integrated fallback based upon compounded €STR as the secondary source. The Tradeweb data is collected over 09:00-16:00CET on the day before publication to ensure sufficient quotes are available for a robust prototype. 

Jacob Rank-Broadley, Head of LIBOR Transition, Benchmarks & Indices at Refinitiv, said: “Today’s introduction of a prototype forward-looking term €STR rate will support market participants as they commence testing in preparation for the introduction of robust fallback language in EURIBOR® contracts. This is a key first step towards building a robust regulated benchmark”. 

Firms are able to receive Refinitiv Term €STR free of charge through the full suite of Refinitiv products, including Refinitiv Workspace, Refinitiv Eikon, Refinitiv Real-Time and Refinitiv DataScope.

Find out more information on Refinitiv Term €STR.

Refinitiv has many years’ experience designing, calculating, governing, administering and publishing financial benchmarks that lie at the heart of the global financial system.  For more information about Refinitiv benchmarks.

[1] The European Central Bank (“ECB”) is the administrator of the €STR benchmark and the intellectual property owner of the “€STR” mark. Refinitiv is not affiliated with the ECB and use of €STR data and the “€STR” mark does not imply or express any approval, endorsement or recommendation by the ECB of any products or services offered by Refinitiv.

[2] EURIBOR® is the registered trademark of and used under licence of EMMI a.i.s.b.l. The source of EURIBOR® data is the EMMI.

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