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Article 5 Conflicts of interest

  1. (1)

    The measures for the management of conflicts of interest that a supervised contributor is required to have in place pursuant to Article 16(2)(c) of Regulation (EU) 2016/1011 shall include at least the following measures:

    1. (a)

      a register of conflicts of interest, that shall be kept up to date and used to record any conflicts of interest identified and any measures taken to manage them. The register shall be accessible to internal or external auditors;

    2. (b)

      physical separation of submitters from other employees of the contributor, where such separation is appropriate taking into account the level of discretion involved in the process of contribution, the nature, scale and complexity of the contributor's activities and whether conflicts of interest may arise between the contribution of input data to the benchmark and any trading or other activities performed by the contributor;

    3. (c)

      appropriate internal oversight procedures including, in a case where there is no organisational or physical separation of employees, rules governing the interaction of submitters with front office employees.

  2. (2)

    The measures for the management of conflict of interest shall also include remuneration policies in relation to submitters that ensure that the remuneration of a submitter is not linked to any of the following:

    1. (a)

      the value of the benchmark;

    2. (b)

      the specific values of the submissions made; and

    3. (c)

      the performance of any specific activity of the supervised contributor that may give rise to a conflict of interest with the contribution of input data to the benchmark.