Statement of compliance with the IOSCO principles for financial benchmarks
You have requested access to a copy of a report prepared by PwC on the description by management of the governance, quality and accountability activities placed in operation over the euro short-term rate (€STR) to address the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) Principles for Financial Benchmarks as at 15 July 2020 (the “report”). The European Central Bank (ECB), to whom the report is addressed, has asked that a copy of the report may be provided to you. PwC has consented to the release of the report to you on the condition that you accept and agree to the terms below.
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