ESMA updates its LEI Statement

ESMA updates its LEI Statement Tuesday 13 April 2021 11:42 The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, has published today an updated statement on the implementation of LEI requirements for third-country issuers under the SFTR reporting regime. The updated LEI statement maintains ESMA position as described on 6 January 2020 … Read more

Global Securities Financing Data Collection and Aggregation: Frequently Asked Questions

Securities financing transactions (SFTs) such as securities lending and repurchase agreements (repos) play a crucial role in supporting price discovery and secondary market liquidity for a wide variety of securities. However, such transactions can also be used to take on leverage and can lead to maturity and liquidity mismatched exposures. They therefore can pose risks … Read more

ESMA PUBLISHES INTERIM TEMPLATES FOR STS SYNTHETIC SECURITISATION NOTIFICATIONS

ESMA PUBLISHES INTERIM TEMPLATES FOR STS SYNTHETIC SECURITISATION NOTIFICATIONS Friday 09 April 2021 18:02 The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities and markets regulator, has published the interim simple, transparent and standardised (STS) notification templates for synthetic securitisations following amendments to the Securitisation Regulation (SECR). The interim templates allow originators to notify … Read more

ESMA PUBLISHES ANNUAL PEER REVIEW OF EU CCP SUPERVISION

ESMA PUBLISHES ANNUAL PEER REVIEW OF EU CCP SUPERVISION Thursday 08 April 2021 14:07 The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, has today published its annual peer review report on the supervision of EU Central Counterparties (CCPs) by National Competent Authorities (NCAs). The Peer Review measured the effectiveness of NCA supervisory practices … Read more

ESMA makes recommendations for Organised Trading Facilities under MiFID II/MiFIR

ESMA makes recommendations for Organised Trading Facilities under MiFID II/MiFIR Thursday 08 April 2021 11:53 The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, has today published its Final Report on the functioning of Organised Trading Facilities (OTFs). The report contains recommendations and possible amendments to MiFID II/MiFIR with a view to … Read more