Regulatory Watch: New validation rules and XML schemas for SFTR Reporting

31 October 2019

ESMA has published further technical details for the reporting of Securities Financing Transactions (SFTs) as required under the SFT Regulation (SFTR).

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SFTR, which aims to mitigate risks in shadow banking and increase transparency in securities lending and repo, will be introduced in a phased approach starting with credit institutions, investment firms and relevant third country firms on 11 April 2020. 

The regulation introduces new Transaction Reporting obligations and will require firms to report their SFTs to a trade repository registered by ESMA.