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Dec 19, 2022

Cessation of Certain Settlement Prices and Spot Rates of the CF Cryptocurrency Index Family

The Administrator hereby announces the cessation of the below benchmarks from the CF Cryptocurrency Index Family:

Benchmark Ticker
CF Aave-Dollar Settlement Price AAVEUSD_RR
CF Aave-Dollar Spot Rate AAVEUSD_RTI
CF Curve-Dollar Settlement Price CRVUSD_RR
CF Curve-Dollar Spot Rate CRVUSD_RTI
CF Synthetix-Dollar Settlement Price SNXUSD_RR
CF Synthetix-Dollar Spot Rate SNXUSD_RTI

Rationale for Cessation

The reason for cessation of these benchmarks is commercial. The Administrator will publish benchmarks to replace them that will:

  • Utilise input data from the same pool of Constituent Exchanges
  • Utilise the same calculation methodology
  • Be published at the same time of day – 16:00 London – utilising input data during the most liquid period for trading in the Asset Pairs
  • Mean no loss of service for index users

Implementation Timeline

To promote an orderly transition and minimise any market impact, the benchmarks will continue to be published until provision ceases from 11:00 London time on December 19th 2022, meaning that the last values to be published will be for December 18th 2022.

In accordance with the Administrator's policies and procedures, this cessation will not be subject to a consultation process.

Alternative Benchmarks

Alternative benchmarks to those that are the subject of this announcement will be available from the Administrator. The alternative benchmarks will be determined using the same calculation methodology and published at the same time of day as the benchmarks that are the subject of this announcement. The alternative benchmarks will be available to license from the Administrator. All existing licensees will automatically be licensed to utilise the alternative benchmarks for all existing use cases.

The CF Oversight Function has provided oversight to this process.

Questions or queries should be addressed to [email protected]

Should any user wish to file a complaint regarding this cessation process, they can do so confidentially by emailing [email protected]

The information contained within is for educational and informational purposes ONLY. It is not intended nor should it be considered an invitation or inducement to buy or sell any of the underlying instruments cited including but not limited to cryptoassets, financial instruments or any instruments that reference any index provided by CF Benchmarks Ltd. This communication is not intended to persuade or incite you to buy or sell security or securities noted within. Any commentary provided is the opinion of the author and should not be considered a personalised recommendation. Please contact your financial adviser or professional before making an investment decision.

Note: Some of the underlying instruments cited within this material may be restricted to certain customer categories in certain jurisdictions.