In case you missed it, the British population decided it would leave the European Union (EU), sending the finance industry into turmoil. Not only did the decision for Brexit have immediate effects on the finance industry but the impacts on the finance industry will be ongoing. One important decision Britain now faces is whether to leave the EU entirely and face re-creating relationships through bilateral arrangements or whether to maintain relationships with the European Economic Area (EEA).
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TRAction provides financial and regulatory technology services specialising in regulatory trade and transaction reporting across Europe and Asia Pacific. Find out the list of reporting regimes we cover here.
As a delegated service provider, TRAction acts as an intermediary between regulated financial firms and licensed Derivative Trade Repositories/Approved Reporting Mechanisms. We simplify and improve our clients’ reporting process by investing in R&D and innovative products to improve their trade reporting process.
EMIR applies to any entity established in the European Union (“EU”) that has entered into a derivative contract, and applies indirectly to non-EU counterparties trading with EU parties.
MiFID II/MiFIR imposes transaction reporting obligations in respect of specified transactions in financial instruments where the underlying instrument is traded on a European Economic Area (“EEA”) trading venue.
ASIC trade reporting is governed by the Reporting Rules 2013 which provides a framework for the regulation of OTC derivatives reporting, clearing and trade execution. All Australian entities dealing in OTC derivatives are required to report transactions to an Australian Derivatives Trade Repository (ADTR) licensed by the ASIC. In terms of any specific reporting requirements and what your obligations are, we've covered all for you here.
MAS reporting requires the parties to a Specified Derivatives Contract (SDC) to report to a licensed trade repository or licensed foreign trade repository. For non-bank financial institutions and significant derivatives holders, the reporting obligations cover:
Currently - interest rate derivative contracts & credit derivative contracts only
From 1 October 2021 - expand to cover foreign exchange derivative contracts, commodity derivative contracts & equity derivative contracts.
Best Execution is embedded in Article 27 of MiFID II which requires investment entities to provide the most favourable terms for the execution of client orders.
Execution venues including trading venues, systematic internalisers, market makers, liquidity providers (RTS 27 reports) and investment firms (including CFD/ FX brokers) who execute client orders through execution venues (RTS 28 reports) are required to report.
TRAction has developed a monitor to help you to comply with the Best Execution reporting requirements under MiFID II.