Thursday July 16 2020
News Source: Fund Regulation
Country: European Union
On 13th July 2020, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) received reports from trade repositories (TRs) indicating that the first day of reporting by financial and no-financial market participants under the Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (SFTR), had gone smoothly.
ESMA will continue to engage with market participants to clarify any remaining issues and will assess the need for further supervisory convergence measures to facilitate compliance with the new reporting requirements.
The focus of ESMA’s supervision will be on ensuring the availability of TR systems as well as resolving shortcomings in the quality of data provided by reporting entities to TRs. As with any new reporting regime, ESMA expects that issues will be identified in the first months following go-live, in particular as reporting systems continue to be improved and stabilised.
A framework will be implemented by ESMA, for monitoring and enhancing the quality of data available to NCAs, central banks and other authorities entitled to access transaction data under SFTR. ESMA will supervise the implementation of any corrective and/or remediation measures by TRs as well as coordinate targeted actions by NCAs towards reporting entities.
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