ESMA Grants flexibility in SFTR application for looming deadline of 13/14th April


ESMA grants flexibility in SFTR application for looming deadline of 13/14 April  

24 March 2020 

Regulatory News Alert


Securities Finance Transactions Regulation (SFTR) reporting is planned to ‘go live’ on the 13th or 14th April 2020. However, in light of COVID-19’s impact  on institutions and supervisors, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has invited local supervisory authorities not to prioritize SFTR reporting for the first date of reporting due in April.

ESMA has issued a public statement to coordinate supervisory actions on the application of SFTR concerning:

  • The requirements regarding the reporting start date
  • Registration of Trade Repositories (TR).

ESMA invites and recommends local authorities not to prioritize their supervisory actions towards entities subject to Securities Finance Transactions (SFT) reporting obligations as of 13 April 2020 and until 13 July 2020.

ESMA also expects TRs to be registered sufficiently ahead of the next phase of the reporting regime, i.e. 13 July 2020, for credit institutions, investment firms, CCPs and CSDs, and relevant third-country entities to start reporting as of this date.

Next steps

In light of COVID-19, ESMA will monitor the market’s actions and developments so as to evaluate potential impacts and necessary additional measures to be taken in the near future.

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