Wednesday April 7 2021

News Source: Fund Regulation

Focus: SFTR

Type: General

Country: European Union

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has updated its Questions and Answers related to reporting under the Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (SFTR).The updated set of Q&A complements ESMA’s guidance on reporting under SFTR. The Q&As were updated to simplify reporting of SFTs when an external portfolio manager is used.

The document aims to ensure that the supervisory activities of the competent authorities under the Regulation converge along the lines of the responses adopted by ESMA. It should also help investors and other market participants by providing clarity on SFTR requirements.

The purpose of the Q&A document is to promote common supervisory approaches and practices in the application of SFTR. It provides responses to questions posed by the general public, market participants and competent authorities in relation to the practical application of the Regulation.

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