REGIS-TR Trade Repository Blog collection

At REGIS-TR, we are proud to launch our first digital collection including the latest articles published on LinkedIn by the members of our Team. We hope they will bring you insights on our current reporting landscape and on the role of Trade Repositories in the near future.

The articles that we have published can be categorised into four thematic groups:

  • Main reflections on the Regulatory Reporting Landscape
  • Blockchain and FinTech in the trade and transaction reporting industry
  • The question of the Unique Trade Identifier
  • Securities Financing Transactions Regulation regulatory framework
  • FinfraG’s entry into force
Main reflections on the Regulatory Reporting Landscape

REGIS-TR's Jo Hide, has recently written about the new Regulatory Technical Standards and other agents of change for EMIR data quality.

In August 2017, John Kernan, Head of Product Management, wrote about REGIS-TR's position on portability following the publication of ESMA's Final Report.

Back in November 2016, John Kernan discussed the role of the trade repository and the importance for data to be reported in a meaningful and harmonised way across the jurisdiction.

He followed this up by providing his thoughts on an article in the Journal of Securities Operations and Custody by Olga Petrenko, Senior Officer at ESMA, where the debate surrounding regulatory reporting harmonisation was explored.

Meanwhile in November 2016, Irene Mermigidis, Managing Director at REGIS-TR, followed her participation at Sibos 2016 with a blog giving her thoughts on the importance of standardisation of trade reporting messaging and in particular the relevance of ISO 20022.

In May 2017, David Retana, Managing Director at REGIS-TR, took a look at EMIR reporting following the publication of the European Commission's EMIR review and the fundamental changes that it envisaged to the nature of the core requirements of EMIR.

Blockchain and FinTech in the trade and transaction reporting industry

Given the excitement surrounding the subject of blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) and its potential implications for the trade and transaction reporting industry, Irene Mermigidis, wrote a blog in June 2017 as she tried to separate the hype from the reality.

Furthermore, in August 2017, John Kernan published a blog of his own personal interpretation of the European Banking Authority's published Discussion Paper on its approach to FinTech.

The question of the Unique Trade Identifier

Irene Mermigidis has twice written on the subject of Unique Trade Identifiers (UTIs). Firstly in March 2017 as a response to CPMI IOSCO issuing a paper that provided technical guidance on how UTIs should be used in trade reporting.

She then wrote a follow-up blog on the role that the trade repository could play in making the generation of UTIs “jurisdiction-agnostic”, an issue that remains the most significant challenge to the CPMI-IOSCO group.

Securities Financing Transactions Regulation regulatory framework

When REGIS-TR published its response to the Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (SFTR) consultation in December 2016, Mari Carmen Mochon, Institutional Relations Manager at REGIS-TR, provided a brief summary on the matter.

In October 2017, following the publication of a Commission report on the progress in international efforts to mitigate the risks associated with SFTs, John Kernan, gave his views on the likely delays to the reporting timeline.

Following his participation at the ICMA European Repo and Collateral Council Annual General Meeting in Zurich in March 2017, John, shed light on the open discourse and knowledge sharing that took place around the subject of SFTR.

Then following the publication of the ESMA final report, he provided us with a quick update on the situation.

FinfraG’s entry into force

Finally, in April 2017, Fabian Klar, Relationship Manager at REGIS-TR, gave his thoughts on the subject of FinfraG and discussed the importance of the confirmation of REGIS-TR's status as the first and only foreign Trade Repository for Switzerland.

The views here represent the opinions of the authors and should not be taken as investment advice. You can follow REGIS-TR on LinkedIn and on Twitter for more regulatory news and blogs.

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