CME Term SOFR Rates

Use the global benchmark for new U.S. dollar lending as implied by transactions in derivatives markets and endorsed by the ARRC.

CME Term SOFR has been widely adopted to replace USD LIBOR for new business loans, credit facilities, and as a fallback rate for legacy LIBOR loans.

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Data as of January 17, 2024

$5.1T

IN LOANS*

10,823+

TOTAL LICENSES ISSUED

2,927+

FIRMS UNDER LICENSE

$1.97T

IN OTC DERIVATIVE HEDGES**

CME Group does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information.
*Source: Refinitiv Deals Screener.
** Source: SBSDRView from Clarus.

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Reliable

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Robust

Use rates built on bona fide transactions executed by a diverse range of market participants, making them representative and resistant to manipulation.

Transparent

Capitalize on rates that are determined using a transparent calculation methodology designed to ensure yield curve integrity.

CME Term SOFR Rates Values

BMR compliant, aligned with the IOSCO principles, and ready to use in cash market products, CME Term SOFR Rates provide a forward-looking measurement of SOFR rates, based on market expectations implied from leading derivatives markets.

In accessing this proprietary data from this website, you acknowledge you have read and agree to all CME Data Terms of Use. To discuss licensing options, please contact CME Data Sales.

CME Term SOFR Reference Rates are administered by CME Group Benchmark Administration Limited (CBA) which is registered under Benchmarks (Amendment and Transitional Provision) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (SI 2019/657) is authorized and supervised by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and is aligned to the IOSCO Principles for Financial Benchmarks.

*The SOFR and SOFR AVERAGES data is sourced from newyorkfed.org and is subject to the Terms of Use posted at newyorkfed.org. The New York Fed is not responsible for publication of the SOFR and SOFR AVERAGES data by CME Group, does not sanction or endorse any particular republication, and has no liability for use.

Frequently Asked Questions

Learn all you need to know about how to access CME Term SOFR and whether you need a license.

The CME Term SOFR Reference Rates benchmark is a daily set of forward-looking interest rate estimates, calculated and published for 1-month, 3-month, 6-month and 12-month tenors.

CME Term SOFR Reference Rates are:


Currently, we use transaction data from thirteen consecutive SR1 futures (1-month CME SOFR futures contracts) and five consecutive quarterly SR3 futures (3-month CME SOFR futures contracts).


CME Term SOFR is available via market data redistribution partners, CME DataMine, and CME’s Market Data Platform.

CME Term SOFR Reference Rates can also be viewed on the CBA webpages Use of any data accessed on the CME Group website is limited to “view only”, in accordance with CMEGroup.com Data Terms of Use.


A set of Volume Weighted Average Prices (VWAP) are calculated using transaction prices observed during several observation intervals throughout the trading day. These are then used in a projection model to determine CME Term SOFR Reference Rates. Full details of the calculation methodology are available on the Term SOFR webpages.


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Case Studies

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The loans market has predominantly moved to forward looking term rates, and both corporate borrowers and global lenders are increasingly turning to CME Term SOFR as the forward-looking, risk-free benchmark to support their activities.

In this podcast you will learn how to efficiently transition from USD LIBOR, the opportunities this robust and transparent rate creates for corporate treasurers, and the pitfalls to avoid on your transition journey.

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How to access

Direct from CME Group

Real-time data via CME Market Data Platform and Smart Stream on Google Cloud Platform.
Delayed and historical data via CME DataMine.

Bloomberg

1 Month

TSFR1M

3 Month

TSFR3M

6 Month

TSFR6M

12 Month

TSFR12M

Refinitiv

1 Month

.SR1M

3 Month

.SR3M

6 Month

.SR6M

12 Month

.SR1Y

1 Month

TR1

3 Month

TR3

6 Month

TR6

12 Month

T1Y


A robust underlying data set

CME Term SOFR Rates are derived from CME SOFR futures, an increasingly robust and resilient underlying data set. Bolstered by a deep and diverse pool of market participants, volume in CME SOFR futures contracts underpinning CME Term SOFR calculations (first 13 SR1 and first 5 SR3) averaged $2.3 trillion in representative notional per day in Q4 2023.

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How CME Term SOFR works

Learn more about CME Term SOFR, how the data is collected, how it's computed and when it's published. 


Oversight Committee

The oversight committee will provide independent governance, and challenge to the Administrator on all aspects of the benchmark determination process in accordance with the Oversight Committee Terms of Reference.

Owain Johnson (Chair)

CME Group Research & Product Development

Harriet Hunnable

Independent

Prof. Robert Merton

Independent

Udesh Jha

CME Group Post-Trade Services Risk Management

Tess Virmani

LSTA

Dr. Sam Priyadarshi

Independent

Agha Mirza

CME Group – Interest Rate Products

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