Transactions and Trade Regulatory Reporting
The implementation of the EMIR reporting, contrary to expectations, has probably been one of the most challenging reporting issues faced by market participants over the last years.
Buy side and sell side financial participants, as well as corporate participants, have had to take on an additional operational burden mainly due to the unexpected complexity of transposing roughly 80 transaction fields into Trade Repositories on a daily basis.
The market players were not accustomed to these daily reporting obligations, which were further impeded by the grey area around key reporting fields. The possibility of delegating the reporting to sell side brokers was therefore welcomed by the buy side. However, for those using multiple brokers and venues, delegating the reporting is not a silver bullet for solving all reporting requirements.
Furthermore, in EMIR - contrary to the Dodd-Frank Act (DFA) - each counterparty remains responsible to their regulator for ensuring timely reporting and accuracy of the data. Accuracy still remains a key issue when it comes to EMIR, partly because of the poor quality of some of the basic data being reported - namely the ‘I’ trio, i.e. the LEI, UTI, UPI fields. These challenges explain most of the reconciliation issues and the difficulties faced by reporting entities.
Inside Magazine - Global edition 2016
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