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SFTR System Testing – “Are we nearly there yet?”

With less than 3 months to go before the first SFT reporting deadline, firms subject to that deadline should now be very well advanced with their system testing. Yet we hear that there is still a sizeable number of firms who have not even started their SFTR preparations, let alone

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A resumé of 2019 and what is ahead

As 2019 comes to an end it is time for us to have a look back at what happened regarding the various regulations. We also want to take this opportunity to give you an outlook on the upcoming year 2020. SFTR Certainly, one of the most discussed topics in 2019

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SFTR Delegated Reporting – What are the risks for the buy-side?

The decision to delegate SFT reporting has its appeal for many buy-side firms, especially those who have successfully delegated their EMIR reporting in the past. “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” is probably their prevailing view. The decision to continue with delegated reporting may be reinforced by the perception

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Are you ready for SFTR?

The Securities Financing Transaction Regulation (SFTR)1 is an EU regulation set out to increase the transparency of securities financing transactions and the reuse of collateral. The regulation covers two aspects of transparency. The first, which this article focuses on, is the reporting obligation for SFTs that have been concluded, modified,

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SFTR – Challenging Regulation or Welcome Opportunity?

The Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (SFTR) is set to increase transparency in the securities financing transactions market, not currently monitored by other regulations. We examine the challenges and opportunities arising from SFTR. Under SFTR counterparties to SFTs must report the details of future, and modifications or terminations of past, securities

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Preparing for SFTR – No time for complacency!

With less than a year to go to the start of the SFTR reporting obligations, it is essential that companies do not get complacent regarding the state of their preparations. ESMA’s Steven Maijoor’s recent Madrid speech repeated the message that improving data availability and quality is at the forefront of

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