Bezpieczny Bank nr 4 (69) 2017, s. 109-130

Piotr Mielus
Collegium of Economic Analysis, Warsaw School of Economics

A vicious circle of the benchmark reform


The Benchmark Regulation (BMR) imposes the necessity of the conversion of the quote-based financial indices to the transactional-based ones. The reform is a challenge for administrators of indices that perform feasibility studies of the conversion process. The article analyses pros and cons of various methods of the index reform indicating the optimal path of such activity as far as money market is concerned. A choice for a “parallel listing” path seems to be the safest one if one takes into account the legal and economic risks embedded in various transition models.

Key words: financial indices, benchmark regulation, money market

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