ICMA: Almost 1.5 million trades reported under SFTR in week one

Since 13 July 2020, EU-incorporated and located banks and investment firms, as well as CCPs and CSDs, have had an obligation to report all new SFTs and subsequent life-cycle events to authorised trade repositories (TRs), who are responsible for validating the reports, reconciling the data and making the results available to regulators. All TRs authorised under SFTR – currently these are DTCC, Regis-TR, UnaVista and KDPW – are required to publish, every Tuesday, a set of summary statistics for the previous week.

ICMA will be collecting, aggregating and tabulating this data each week, and will provide regular detailed analysis in the form of charts and commentary, which will contribute to enhanced transparency of the repo market. The SFTR data will also be used to enrich other ICMA publications on repo, such as the twice yearly European Repo Market Survey, which will continue. However, it is important to note that, as not all aspects of SFTR have been finalised, the quality and consistency of the reported data is expected to gradually improve over time.

Based on extensive input from its SFTR Task Force, representing more than 150 firms across the repo market, ICMA has put together detailed best practice recommendations and sample repo reports which complement and supplement the regulatory framework and aim to ensure consistency in firms’ implementation efforts.

ICMA’s aggregated data are available at https://www.icmagroup.org/Regulatory-Policy-and-Market-Practice/repo-and-collateral-markets/market-data/sftr-public-data

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