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04/10/2019 ESMA70-156-1759 Response Form- Alignment of MiFIR with the changes introduced by EMIR Refit , Reference DOCX
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20/09/2019 ESMA70-148-523 List of Central Counterparties authorised to offer services and activities in the Union Reference PDF
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26/07/2019 ESMA70-152-348 List of third-country CCPs recognised to offer services and activities in the Union Reference PDF
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29/05/2019 ESMA70-151-2383 Response form- CP on EMIR_2_2_CCP fees Reference DOCX
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28/05/2019 ESMA71-99-1159 ESMA consults on tiering comparable compliance and fees under EMIR 2.2 , Press Release PDF
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11/04/2019 ESMA80-196-2575 Guidance on EMIR and SFT TR registration Reference PDF
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11/12/2018 ESMA70-708036281-176 Public Register for the Clearing Obligation under EMIR Reference PDF
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22/08/2018 ESMA70-151-1693 Response form CP on the Clearing Obligation under EMIR (no. 6) Reference DOCX
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23/05/2018 JC 2018 14 reply form Reply form- Consultation Paper Securitisation/Emir clearing obligation , Reference DOCX
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17/11/2017 ESMA70-151-819a Response form EMIR consultation on position calculations Reference DOCX
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09/10/2017 ESMA71-99-613 ESMA highlights importance of LEI for MiFIDII/MiFIR compliance , Press Release PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published a Briefing on the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) as part of its efforts to raise industry awareness and facilitate compliance with the LEI requirements under MiFID II ahead of its 3 January 2018 launch.

ESMA expects market participants to take all necessary steps to ensure full compliance with the LEI requirements under MiFID II. Based on its previous experience with EMIR reporting, ESMA urges reporting entities not to delay in addressing this important matter, as advance preparation will help in avoiding backlogs and ensuring that all market participants are ready for the new regime.

03/04/2017 ESMA70-145-63 Validation table for reporting under the revised technical standards Reference XLSX
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05/01/2017 ESMA71-1154262120-155 Methodology for Mandatory Peer Reviews in relation to CCPs’ authorisation and supervision under EMIR , Reference PDF
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19/12/2016 2016/1672 reply form Reply Form to Technical Advice on fees for TRs under SFTR and on certain amendments of for fees under EMIR Reference DOCX
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15/12/2016 2016/1661 RF Reply Form to CP- Draft technical standards on data to be made publicly available by TRs under Article 81 of EMIR Reference DOCX
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30/09/2016 2016/1411 ESMA consults on future reporting rules for securities financing transactions , , Press Release PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has issued today a consultation paper on draft technical standards implementing the Securities Financing Transaction Regulation (SFTR), which aims to increase the transparency of shadow banking activities. Securities financing transactions (SFTs) are transactions where securities are used to borrow cash (or other higher investment-grade securities), or vice versa – this includes repurchase transactions, securities lending and sell/buy-back transactions.

30/09/2016 2016/1409 Reply Form to CP on Draft RTS and ITS under SFTR and amendments to related EMIR RTS Reference DOCX
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22/07/2016 ETCM Third-country markets considered as equivalent to a regulated market under EMIR Reference PDF
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31/03/2016 2016/468 ESMA fines DTCC Derivatives Repository Limited €64,000 for data access failures , Press Release PDF
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ESMA fines DTCC Derivatives Repository Limited €64,000 for data access failures

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has fined the trade repository DTCC Derivatives Repository Limited (DDRL) €64,000, and issued a public notice, for negligently failing to put in place systems capable of providing regulators with direct and immediate access to derivatives trading data. This is a key requirement under the European Markets and Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) in order to improve transparency and facilitate the monitoring of systemic risks in derivatives markets.

This is the first time ESMA has taken enforcement action against a trade repository registered in the European Union (EU). DDRL is the largest EU registered trade repository.

ESMA found that DDRL failed to provide direct and immediate access to derivatives data from 21 March 2014 to 15 December 2014, a period of about nine months in which access delays increased from two days to 62 days after reporting and affected 2.6 billion reports. This was due to its negligence in:

  • failing to put in place data processing systems that were capable of providing regulators with direct and immediate access to reported data;
  • failing, once they became aware, to inform ESMA in a timely manner of the delays that were occurring; and
  • taking three months to establish an effective remedial action plan even while delays were worsening.

DDRL’s failures caused delays to regulators accessing data, revealed systemic weaknesses in its organisation particularly its procedures, management systems or internal controls and negatively impacted the quality of the data it maintained.

06/11/2015 NFC no CT Notification of NFC no longer exceeding the clearing threshold Reference XLSX
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This notification may be submitted to ESMA (EMIR-notifications@esma.europa.eu) preferably in Excel format, using the form hereby by a non-financial counterparty that no longer exceeds the clearing threshold for any of the following: 

a)     OTC credit derivative contracts;   
b)     OTC equity derivative contracts;   
c)     OTC foreign exchange derivative contracts;   
d)     OTC interest rate derivative contracts; and  
e)     OTC commodity derivative contracts and other OTC derivative contracts not defined under points (a) to (d).