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Final ESMA report on EMIR and SFTR data quality
20 April 2021
Regulatory News Alert
Context and objectives
On 15 April 2021, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published its final report on the European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) and Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (SFTR) data quality.
The report marks the first review of the quality of data reported by trade repositories (TR) since the EMIR and SFTR reporting regimes were introduced. It provides an overview of the actions taken by ESMA and various national competent authorities (NCAs) to enhance both regulatory regimes.
EMIR data quality
The report notes that good progress has been made in recent years in improving the quality of EMIR data. However, a significant number of derivatives are not being reported on time; are not in line with the EMIR format and content rules; do not reconcile; or are not reported altogether.
ESMA aims to increase its focus on potential non-reporting in the future and will be sharing identified issues with NCAs during 2021.
SFTR data quality
The report only provides a limited overview of SFTR data quality, as the SFTR reporting regime was only recently launched. Considering the complexity and scale of SFTR reporting, all relevant stakeholders should set sufficient resources aside to monitor data quality thoroughly.
Like EMIR, Brexit has also had a significant impact on the SFTR reporting landscape. The number of open securities financing transactions (STFs) declined by 50% immediately following Brexit; however, this number has been trending upwards since.
For 2021, ESMA and NCAs have agreed to carry out two rounds of SFTR data quality reviews. They will focus on format and content reporting, timeliness of reporting, and reconciliation of reported data by TRs.
What is next?
ESMA will publish data quality reports annually and predicts later editions will provide a more comprehensive review of its findings.
How can Deloitte help?
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