Argus completes ninth benchmark evaluation

LONDON, Oct. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Leading global strength and commodity value reporting company Argus has effectively completed the ninth exterior assurance evaluate of its vitality and commodity benchmarks and other essential price ranges.

Independent expert services organization PwC examined the guidelines and processes as a result of which Argus assesses price ranges for crude oil, oil products and solutions, LPG, petrochemicals, thermal and coking coal, natural gas, biofuels, biomass, iron ore and steel.

The procedures and procedures reviewed by PwC have been made by Argus to comply with the ideas for price tag reporting businesses (PRAs) set out by the Global Corporation of Securities Commissions (the Iosco PRA Principles) in October 2012.

EU monetary regulator the European Securities and Markets Authority has also dominated that an annual assessment in opposition to Iosco PRA Rules is enough to exhibit compliance with the demands of the EU Benchmark Regulation (BMR), which came into influence in January 2018.&#13

The price ranges reviewed provided people posted by Argus Media and those administered by Argus Benchmark Administration (ABA). ABA was integrated in the Netherlands in April 2019 to administer all individuals benchmarks that fall into the scope of the BMR.

Argus Media chairman and main govt Adrian Binks explained: “We just take our duties to comply with polices critically. Past yr we set up Argus Benchmark Administration in Amsterdam so that we can keep on to run in EU regulation. This and the Iosco PRA Principles assist display that our charges, which are used thoroughly in just the power and commodity marketplaces, are the end result of an open, acceptable and responsible methodology.”

Argus became the first PRA to complete an independent evaluation of oil benchmarks, in Oct 2013, and was the to start with to lengthen the Iosco PRA Concepts to non-oil energy benchmarks, in January 2014.

The Iosco PRA Rules were endorsed by the G20 in November 2012. They include governance, handle, excellent, integrity and conflict administration in relation to commodity benchmark price tag assessments printed by PRAs, and demand an yearly exterior audit.

Argus’ description of its guidelines and procedures, together with the total assurance critique, are publicly obtainable, and Argus’ price tag assessment methodologies are also online.&#13

The Iosco PRA Rules are available at

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About Argus Media

Argus is an unbiased media organisation with far more than 1,000 employees. It is headquartered in London and has 25 offices in the world’s principal commodity buying and selling and generation centres. Argus makes cost assessments and evaluation of intercontinental electrical power and other commodity marketplaces, and presents bespoke consulting products and services and field-leading conferences.

Companies in 140 international locations close to the earth use Argus knowledge to index actual physical trade and as benchmarks in economical by-product marketplaces as very well as for examination and scheduling applications.

Argus was established in 1970 and is a privately held United kingdom-registered business. It is owned by personnel shareholders, global expansion equity agency Common Atlantic and Hg, the expert software and technological innovation companies trader.&#13

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