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EMIR news

Earlier this week, ESMA released an updated questions and answers document on EMIR, which can be found here. It contains one new set of answers on page 121 on how scheduled and unscheduled maintenance of TRs should be handled. Last week, the European Parliament issued this report specifying their desired changes to be undertaken as … Continue reading

EMIR Update: TR Fees and EMIR Review legislative proposal

Last week ESMA published this thematic report, which covers fees charged by EMIR Trade Repositories, starting on page 23. The report expresses concerns regarding several aspects of the fees, such as comparability between TRs, and how easy it is to understand the likely fee level given a particular scenario. It also compares volumes between many … Continue reading

2018 begins – what does it have in store?

The 2018 working year starts today for most, which provides a good opportunity to consider the months ahead. Start of year The end of 2017 has unsurprisingly busy, with several pieces of news posted since our “end of year” entry.  In addition to today being the first day on which Swiss “FC-” and “NFC+” entities … Continue reading

The year winds down, sort of

For many this will be the last working day of the year. However, the wind down is not quite as widespread as usual, given the proximity to the MiFID II deadline, less than two weeks away. With several new pieces of information coming out in the last days, both generally (see here) and related to … Continue reading

Updated EMIR Q+A released by ESMA

ESMA has released an updated version of the Questions and Answers document on EMIR, which can be found here. There are several updated answers, including: OTC 18b – p35 – on the handling of omnibus accounts in indirect clearing arrangements in the case of a default. TR 31 – p73 – on the reporting of … Continue reading

European Commission proposes rules simplification

The past years have seen many regulatory initiatives being rolled out globally and in the EU. These include several financial regulatory regimes which have each been implemented within a relatively short space of time. Although each regime has different objectives, there are often overlaps and inconsistencies between them. This applies for example to the data … Continue reading

New EMIR Trade Repository

ESMA has approved NEX Abide Financial’s application to run an EMIR Trade Repository. The notice from ESMA can be found here. This takes the number of approved TRs to 8, and follows the changing of formats introduced on 1st November (see here). Earlier this year the European Commission issued a legislative proposal specifying intended changes … Continue reading

EMIR Q+A Updated

ESMA has updated the questions and answers document related to EMIR, which can be found here. The new version of the document makes some updates to the sections on trade reporting, mostly to bring them in line with the new reporting formats that have been in use since 1st November (see here). ESMA has recently … Continue reading

ISDA and ECB publish comments on the EMIR review

Both ISDA and the ECB have recently published comments on the legislative proposal issued by the European Commission earlier this year (see here) which aims to change the level 1 text of EMIR.  The proposal includes issues relating to Non Financial Counterparties, in particular: “Compulsory” delegated reporting when certain Non Financial Counterparties (NFC) trade bilaterally … Continue reading

The new EMIR RTS goes into effect

The new EMIR Regulatory Technical Standard will officially go into effect tomorrow, on the 1st November 2017. However, many Trade Repositories have implemented the new formats slightly earlier (see here). The new RTS sees some significant changes to the reporting formats, including the addition of may new fields, and also changes in validations (see here) … Continue reading