European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma)

Illuminated Data: SFTR May Reach Too Far

While waiting for the regulators’ final word on SFTR’s technical specifications, SFT market participants and counterparties are planning their compliance strategies amid concern that the regulation goes too far in its goal to bring shadow banking into…

Time's Up: Esma Sticks to the Schedule for Mifid II LEI Compliance

Esma’s ‘No LEI, No Trade’ policy gets real after the official end of a grace period on Mifid II’s LEI requirement, while at the same time Hong Kong regulators have introduced a new LEI mandate to boost identifier use in the region. Jamie Hyman and Wei…

Mifid II’s ‘Free’ Data Lockdown

Traders say Mifid II transparency is failing partly as a result of questionable practices by trading venues and APAs, which publish pre- and post-trade data, and that the data is not always available to the public for free as the law requires

SmartStream Shifts Strategy on SI Data

Smartstream RDU, which had previously announced it would take a utility approach to centralizing and sharing SI data, announces an SI Registry in collaboration with six APAs.

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