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Ontario Securities Commission and AMF Designate CanDeal Benchmark Administration Services Inc. as a "Designated Benchmark Administrator"
[September 18, 2023]

Ontario Securities Commission and AMF Designate CanDeal Benchmark Administration Services Inc. as a "Designated Benchmark Administrator"

TORONTO and MONTREAL, Sept. 18, 2023 /CNW/ -- The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) and the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) have designated CanDeal Benchmark Administration Services Inc. as a "Designated Benchmark Administrator" and Term CORRA as a "Designated Interest Rate Benchmark" under Multilateral Instrument 25-102 Designated Benchmarks and Benchmark Administrators (Multilateral Instrument 25-102). The OSC and AMF orders are effective September 15, 2023.

Under Multilateral Instrument 25-102, designated benchmark administrators are responsible for the ongoing oversight and administration of financial benchmarks, including the implementation of robust governance, methodology, and accountability mechanisms. This designation marks a significant milestone for CanDeal, solidifying its position as an authorized provider of benchmark services in Canada.

"As a Designated Benchmark Administrator, CanDeal Benchmark Administration Services Inc. wil play a crucial role in ensuring the integrity and accuracy of Term CORRA in the Canadian market. This designation reflects CanDeal's commitment to maintaining high standards of transparency and governance in our benchmark administration activities," commented Louise Brinkmann, Head of CanDeal Benchmark Solutions.

Andre Craig, President of CanDeal Data & Analytics, added, "We are very pleased to receive this designation from the OSC and the AMF. It underscores our dedication to providing market participants with reliable and transparent benchmark services. We look forward to continuing to contribute to the integrity and efficiency of Canada's capital markets."

"We think Term CORRA is important for the successful transition of the Canadian loan, commercial mortgage and trade finance market from CDOR, and we are excited to have CanDeal supporting the markets in this effort," said Nick Chan, Co-Chair, Term CORRA subgroup of the Canadian Alternative Reference Rate working group and Managing Director and Head of Financial Resource Management, BMO Capital Markets. CanDeal's dedication to transparency and adherence to regulatory standards make it a valuable addition to the roster of benchmark administrators in Canada."

For more information about CanDeal Benchmark Administration Services Inc. and its designation as a "Designated Benchmark Administrator," please visit here.

About CanDeal Group

CanDeal Group is a leading provider of an electronic marketplace and data services for Canadian dollar debt securities and derivatives. CanDeal Innovations includes CanDeal Data & Analytics ("CanDeal DNA") which delivers the most comprehensive and accurate dealer-sourced OTC content for pricing, analytics and reference data to industry market participants, vendor channels and solution providers. CanDeal Innovations also includes CanDeal Solutions, which delivers mutualized services, including a centralized KYC utility for the Canadian market. CanDeal Benchmark Solutions is an independent business unit.

CanDeal's Markets division, which accounts for the majority of electronic debt trading in Canada, provides access to a deep pool of liquidity for Canadian government, agency, provincial and corporate bonds, as well as money market instruments and interest rate swaps.

CanDeal's stakeholders include BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc., CIBC World Markets, National Bank Financial Inc., RBC Capital Markets, Scotia Capital, TD Securities, and TMX Group. Visit


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