Race to create term risk-free rates hots up

Markit joins term Sonia hopefuls; four providers release term €STR plans


More entrants are joining the contest to provide forward-looking versions of overnight risk-free rates, despite UK regulators playing down the long-term prospects of such projects.

IHS Markit became the fourth vendor to reveal plans to develop a term version of the sterling overnight rate, Sonia, when it presented its methodology to the UK working group in charge of Libor transition in September. Markit joins FTSE Russell, Ice Benchmark Administration and Refinitiv in vying to provide a term

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