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Gilt and Treasury Bill Reference Price Provision

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Until 21 July 2017 the DMO published daily end of day gilt and Treasury bill reference prices on behalf of the Gilt-edged Market Makers Association (GEMMA) and CREST respectively.

As a first step towards withdrawing from the provision of these prices, the DMO engaged with market participants, data providers, market infrastructure providers and other stakeholders in order to explore with them the markets’ requirements for gilt and Treasury bill prices; to build stakeholder consensus around the conditions for the DMO ceasing to provide reference prices; and to help to identify potential alternative ways that requirements can be met.

In May 2015 the DMO published the feedback that it received during this stakeholder engagement process and in July it announced that the government intends to establish a formal and independent process to review the provision of reference prices and facilitate the transition to a successor arrangement through the appointment of an individual to lead the review and oversee the transition.

In January 2016, the government appointed Professor David Miles CBE, professor at Imperial College, London and former member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee, to lead this review.

On 19 May 2016, the Independent Reference Prices Review launched a consultation to gather further views on the necessary features of any successor arrangements and the approach to transitioning to them. All interested parties were encouraged to respond to the consultation by 19 June 2016.

On 5 July 2016, a Request for Proposals was published by the Review as an open invitation for potential providers to submit their proposals to the Review. The Independent Reference Prices Review published its final report on 11 October 2016. The Review found that FTSE Russell and Tradeweb jointly put forward the strongest proposal for future reference price provision and that the DMO should actively assist with, and monitor, the transition to the new pricing arrangement.

From end of March 2017, FTSE Russell and Tradeweb have produced a full set of end-of-day reference prices for gilts, strips and Treasury bills.

On 21 July 2017, the DMO ceased producing reference prices for gilts, strips and Treasury bills as FTSE-Tradeweb succeeds the DMO as the official administrator and publisher of these reference prices.

If you would like further information on the solution offered by FTSE Russell and Tradeweb you can contact Tradeweb on ECS@Tradeweb.com or 020 7776 3200. Please also see Tradeweb's website here.

TitleFile SizeDate Published
PDFProvision of gilt and Treasury bill reference prices: transition to successor provider expected on 24 July 2017
43KB
20 Jun 2017
PDFReference price provision: key questions and answers
35KB
20 Jun 2017
FTSE Russell: Administration of the Tradeweb FTSE Gilt Closing prices
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20 Jun 2017
FTSE Russell: Guide to the calculation of Tradeweb FTSE Gilt Closing Prices
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20 Jun 2017
Tradeweb announcement: Invitation to attend Tradeweb FTSE event on reference price transition on 27 April
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13 Apr 2017
FTSE Russell update: Tradeweb FTSE Gilt Closing Prices
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04 Apr 2017
PDFProvision of gilt and Treasury bill reference prices: transition to successor provider expected in July 2017
132KB
01 Feb 2017
Tradeweb announcement: Update on the transition process to the “Tradeweb FTSE Gilt Closing Prices” service
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01 Feb 2017
PDFThe future provision of gilt and Treasury bill reference prices: update on transition process
36KB
28 Nov 2016
PDFFinal Report of the Independent Reference Prices Review
407KB
11 Oct 2016
PDFLetter from Professor David Miles CBE to the Economic Secretary to the Treasury
132KB
11 Oct 2016
PDFPress Notice: The selection of FTSE Russell & Tradeweb and next steps
144KB
11 Oct 2016
PDFRequest for Proposals (document)
373KB
05 Jul 2016
PDFRequest for Proposals (press notice)
100KB
05 Jul 2016
PDFPress Notice: Consultation on the successor arrangements for Gilt and Treasury Bill reference prices
102KB
19 May 2016
PDFConsultation Paper: Gilt and Treasury bill reference prices
375KB
19 May 2016
PDFAppointment of Professor David Miles to lead the review into the provision of gilt and Treasury bill reference prices
84KB
08 Jan 2016
PDFReview into the provision of gilt and Treasury bill reference prices: Terms of Reference
12KB
08 Jan 2016
PDFDecision to appoint an individual to head the review of price provision and to oversee the transition process
22KB
31 Jul 2015
PDFFeedback on stakeholder engagement
116KB
29 May 2015
PDFInterim update
99KB
12 Mar 2015
PDFDMO announcement of its intention to withdraw in due course from the provision of end of day gilt and Treasury bill reference prices
90KB
21 Jan 2015
PDFEST’s announcement to the GEMMs of the DMO’s intention to withdraw in due course from publishing end of day gilt reference prices
140KB
21 Jan 2015

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