SFTR Shorts, Part 5

By: rts

The fifth part of the ‘SFTR Shorts’, a series of bite-sized discussions around various aspects of the Securities Financing Transaction Regulation (SFTR). Alan McIntyre, Senior BA and Industry Relations Lead at Regtek.Solutions drills into various aspects of the reporting requirements under SFTR and identifies some of the challenges that firms will need to consider.


The Impact of ESMA’s Latest Revisions to MiFID II/MiFIR Reporting Standards

Adding a MiFIR/MiFID II Module to Validate.Trade is one of the next big areas of investment for Report-it.Trade. We have already developed a beta version based on the original ESMA drafts. The recent version of ESMA’s MiFID II / MiFIR Regulatory technical implementing standards– Annex I (RTS) has some notable differences to the previous draft version from a Transaction Reporting perspective and, therefore, from a Data Validation perspective too. I have summarized the points impacting Validate.Trade below.


Will SEC Security-Based Swap Reporting (SBSR) be as disruptive as MiFID II?

Over the last six months, MiFIR/MiFID II readiness is the one topic that has consistently been top of mind at every firm I’ve visited across the industry. Given the traction that our Report-it.Trade suite has gained this year for G20 reporting, one of the first questions we get is “what are you going to be doing for MiFID II?”


MiFID II Technical Standards Will Challenge Trading Desks, and Provide an Opportunity for Vendors

MiFID II’s pre- and post-trade reporting rules are detailed and specific by asset class or sub-class, and firms will require an integrated, data-driven decision process at the front end to have any chance of achieving compliance. But many firms don’t have the technology or processes required to meet the regulations, and they will be looking for support from vendors in the form of new data services, outsourced expertise and software tools.