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Thomson Reuters Benchmark Services Limited (TRBSL), an approved benchmark provider by the FCA under ESMA’s European benchmark regulation, is the official administrator and calculator of the WM/Reuters London 4pm Closing Spot Rate.
Other WM/Reuters rates are calculated and administered by Thomson Reuters.
WM/Reuters delivers the industry’s broadest coverage, with both intraday and closing fixes for spot rates, forward contracts and NDFs.
For more than 20 years, WM/Reuters FX rates have served as fully independent, objective, unbiased sources for FX data. We pledge to ensure that the benchmarks remain trusted and fundamental components of market infrastructure – and are continually enhanced as market needs change.
Fully transparent, IOSCO-aligned methodology
Our published and transparent calculation methodology is fully aligned with the IOSCO Principles for Financial Benchmarks.
Designed to bring greater transparency to pricing in the FX market, WM/Reuters rates are built with data sourced directly from market transactions, applying multiple validation techniques on captured and calculated rates to result in accurate spot rates for each fix throughout the day.
Client Consultation for WM/Reuters FX Benchmarks
Thomson Reuters would like to invite you to respond to our consultation regarding the WM/Reuters Spot Rates service and the proposal to include trade/transactional data from EBS in the calculation of specific currencies:
The WM/Reuters 3pm and 4pm (UK time) USD/BRL FX benchmarks are available daily (24 hour delay) free of charge and give you a reliable transaction-oriented rate to evaluate the market.
2pm CET Fix
Rates for 32 currencies against the EUR are available daily (30-minute delay) free of charge. Alternatively rates for all 150+ currencies followed against the EUR, GBP and USD.
12NOON EST FX Benchmark
The WM/Reuters 12 noon EST FX benchmark gives you a reliable, transaction-oriented rate that enables you to evaluate the markets with greater clarity.
Closing Spot Rates
Fixed daily Monday–Friday at 4:00 pm London time, with coverage including 150+ currencies against the EUR, GBP and USD
Closing Forwards and NDFs
Fixed daily Monday–Friday at 4:00 pm London time, with coverage including 80 forward currencies and 11 NDF currencies
Intraday Forwards and NDFs
Produced on the hour from 6:00 am – 9:00 pm London time; 10:00 am and 4:00 pm Sydney time; 2:00 pm New Zealand time; 11:00 am Singapore time; 5:00 pm New York time; 11:00 am Bangkok time and 10:00 am Tokyo time
All rates are archived daily and are available direct from Thomson Reuters and other vendors
Intraday Spot Rates
Produced on the hour from Monday 6:00 am Hong Kong/Singapore time – Friday 10:00 pm London time, with coverage including 150+ currencies against the EUR, GBP and USD
The trusted industry standard
More than 1,000 financial institutions currently rely on the WM/Reuters rates for greater clarity in evaluating global markets.
The following organizations use WM/Reuters rates to calculate the indices they provide:
- Citigroup Global Markets Ltd
- FTSE International Ltd
- IPD (International Property Database)
- JP Morgan Securities Ltd
- Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc
- Morgan Stanley Capital International Ltd
- OMX (Stockholm Stock Exchange Ltd)
- Standard & Poors
- STOXX LTD
The following associations recommend the WM/Reuters rates to their members as a standard when valuing portfolios with overseas holdings:
- ACI Suisse (The Financial Markets Association)
- AFXC (Australian Foreign Exchange Committee)
- IFSA (The Investment and Financial Services Association)
- PFA (Japan Pension Fund Association)
- NZFMA (New Zealand Financial Markets Association)