SFTR May Sharply Increase Transaction Reporting

SFTR compliance could require five times as many reports than trades.

Val Wotton
Val Wotton, DTCC

SFTR is similar to the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (Emir), but Emir covers over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives while SFTR governs securities financing trades. The regulations may be similar, but the trade processes for derivatives and securities differ wildly in how trades are carried out and recorded.

According to research by The Depository Trust & Clearing Corp. (DTCC) and its consultancy partner, The Field Effect, the challenge for the industry is applying what are essentially

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