Trade repositories (TRs) centrally collect and maintain the records of derivatives. They play a central role in enhancing the transparency of derivative markets and reducing risks to financial stability.
Under EMIR, ESMA has direct responsibilities regarding the registration, supervision and recognition of TRs based outside the EU. EU-based TRs need to be authorised, and third country (non-EU) based TRs which are doing business in the EU need to be recognised by ESMA, in order for counterparties to use them for their EMIR reporting requirements.
Once registered, the TR will be supervised by ESMA in order to ensure that it complies on an on-going basis with all EMIR requirements, thereby enabling regulators to access to data and details of derivative contracts in order for them to fulfil their respective missions.
Besides supervising TRs, ESMA also acts as a standard-setter by further detailing the EMIR provisions regarding TRs.
- Guidance on registering trade repositories
- Documents on the format of applications for registration of TRs
- Documents on fees for TRs
- Documents on fines and penalties for TRs
Should you need to submit a complaint about an ESMA supervised trade repository, which might not be fulfilling its obligations under EMIR, please fill in this form.
We can best investigate your complaint if we receive detailed and complete information.
The filled form should be sent to TRfirstname.lastname@example.org. In the email subject line, you should put “Complaint re: TR”.