Leonteq recognised as a benchmark administrator under the European Benchmarks Regulation
Leonteq has announced its recognition as a third country benchmark administrator under the EU Benchmarks Regulation (BMR).
As part of its Growth Strategy 2026, Leonteq is focusing on the further expansion and diversification of its offering across products, asset classes and issuers. This will allow the company to grow its activities beyond the traditional structured products business.
In this context, Leonteq Securities AG has established a set of policies and procedures for the Leonteq Systematic Indices in accordance with the BMR, a regime for benchmark administrators that ensures the accuracy and integrity of benchmarks. Following the successful completion of the application process with the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), Leonteq Securities AG is now recognised as a third country administrator of benchmarks.
The newly created governance framework also includes the establishment of an Index Committee, which comprises members representing the front office, operations and control functions of Leonteq. The Index Committee operates as the oversight and governance body for the Leonteq Systematic Indices in accordance with the BMR and ensures the consistent integration of its activities into the overall corporate governance framework of Leonteq.
With this newly obtained recognition, Leonteq will be able to expand its investment solutions to clients by offering products that reference a wide range of indices which qualify as benchmarks under the BMR.
Alessandro Ricci, Head Investment Solutions and member of the Executive Committee of Leonteq, stated: “The recognition as a third country benchmark administrator under the BMR is another important milestone in our journey to further diversify our offering for our clients. We are demonstrating our deep understanding of index management and emphasising our commitment to best practices as we provide investors access to proprietary indices in a transparent and cost-efficient way.”