OPIS Benchmark Administration B.V.

Administration of McCloskey price markers in compliance with regulatory standards for price reporting agencies set forth by IOSCO, the International Organization of Securities Commissions

OPIS Benchmark Administration B.V. (OPIS BA) is authorized by the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (Autoriteit Financiële Markten, AFM) pursuant to Article 34(1)(a) of the EU Benchmark Regulation (2016/1011). OPIS BA is listed as authorized benchmark administrator in the public register of ESMA: https://registers.esma.europa.eu/publication/details?core=esma_registers_bench_entities&docId=4308aab1-0a19-4810-8c2b-a4b7b19f881a

OPIS BA currently administers the Northwest Europe Steam Coal marker and the Richards Bay FOB marker which are components of the API2 and API4 indices respectively. These price assessments are currently not used as a reference for trading on an EU exchange and consequently are not benchmarks within the meaning of the EU Benchmarks Regulation. OPIS Benchmarks Administration B.V. does not currently administer any price assessments that qualify as benchmarks under the EU Benchmarks Regulation.

The benchmark administration activities of OPIS BA are conducted in line with the IOSCO Principles for Oil Price Reporting and the EU Benchmark Regulation.

Price Assessments Administered by OPIS BA

  • Northwest Europe Steam Coal marker
  • Richards Bay FOB marker

Benchmark Statement


IOSCO PRA Principles Reports


Full legal entity name = OPIS Benchmark Administration B.V.
Visiting Address = Zuidplein 36, World Trade Centre, 1077XV Amsterdam
Date of Incorporation = July 26, 2022
Registration Numbers = RSIN #: 864206197; CCI #87109166