U.S. Dollar ICE Bank Yield Index Test Rates

In January 2019, ICE Benchmark Administration Limited (IBA) published a paper regarding a preliminary methodology for a new interest rate index. The U.S. Dollar ICE Bank Yield Index is designed to measure the average yields at which investors are willing to invest U.S. dollar funds in large, internationally active banks on a wholesale, senior, unsecured basis over one-month, three-month and six-month periods. The paper included the results of a preliminary period of testing of the index during 2018.

In April 2019, IBA published an update paper regarding the index. The update paper included further information on the Index and provided updated testing results to the end of March 2019.

IBA published a second update in July 2019. This provides a summary of the feedback IBA has received on the index, presents a potential update to the methodology whereby the index is determined by combining a term SOFR yield curve and a bank credit-spread curve based upon transactional data, and provides further updated testing results to the end of June 2019, which are also published below.

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