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Trade Repositories

Trade Repositories

Trade repositories (TRs) under Regulation EU No 648/2012 (EMIR) centrally collect and maintain the records of derivatives. Under Regulation No 2015/2365, on transparency of securities financing transactions and of reuse and amending EMIR (SFTR), TRs centrally collect and maintain records of securities financial transactions (SFTs).

TRs play a central role in enhancing the transparency of derivative markets and securities financing markets and thus of the financial system.

    Under EMIR and SFTR, ESMA has direct responsibilities regarding the registration, supervision and recognition of TRs based outside the EU. EU-based TRs need to be registered, 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 reporting requirements.

    If you would like to receive further information on the registration process, please contact the Supervision Department at

    Find below the list of ESMA registered TRs:

    • list of TRs registered in accordance with EMIR 
    • ​​​​list of TRs registered in accordance with SFTR

    Once registered, ESMA will supervise the TR in order to ensure that it complies on an on-going basis with all regulatory requirements, thereby enabling regulators to access the necessary information in order for them to fulfil their respective missions.

    Relevant Documentation

    Guidance on registering trade repositories


    If you are an employee or a former employee of a TR, please visit the Whistleblowers' Corner. If you do not fall into this category and you wish to submit a complaint about a TR, please fill in this form and email it to In the title of your email, please state "Complaint about trade repository".