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Trax to Begin SFTR Industry Testing

Trax, a subsidiary of MarketAxess, is expected to start testing a new platform in August with the ability to generate unique transaction identifiers (UTIs), required under the upcoming SFTR regulation coming into force in April 2020.

SFTR: On Track or in Trouble?

The Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (SFTR) is coming into force on April 11, 2020 – a mere eight months away. Investment firms and credit institutions the first in the line of fire for reporting obligations, while buy-side firms have until October 2020 to comply. But for everyone, the clock is ticking. In order to meet…

UnaVista Takes on 25 New SFTR Partners

UnaVista, part of the London Stock Exchange Group, in June welcomed 25 new software vendors to its SFTR partner programme: including Calypso Technology, Equilend, IHS Markit, Trax, the post-trade services arm of MarketAxess, Broadridge and Murex S.A.S. The new partners will connect directly into UnaVista’s SFTR platform, allowing their clients to report all their required…

Comyno and REGIS-TR Join Forces

German tech consultancy Comyno has partnered with Luxembourg trade repository REGIS-TR to provide an integrated SFTR solution with straight-through processing for mutual clients. The alliance will connect Comyno’s C-ONE SFTR solution to REGIS-TR’s test environment, offering clients early validation and testing in advance of implementation.

Calypso Teams Up With IHS Markit on SFTR

San Francisco-based software application provider Calypso Technology has partnered with IHS Markit to offer seamless connectivity for SFTR reporting, from the booking of the trade through to the trade repository, providing a comprehensive end-to-end view of the reporting. Common clients will benefit from a single interface to the trade repositories of their choice, with data…

IHS Markit Partners With Cappitech

IHS Markit has partnered with regulatory reporting and intelligence solutions provider Cappitech to deliver its SFTR solution via Cappitech’s reporting platform Capptivate. The alliance aims to automate and streamline transaction reporting to trade repositories for all securities finance instruments. It will also support out-of-the-box MiFID II reporting for additional instruments that will be in scope…

ESMA to Hold Hearing on SFTR Reporting

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) will hold an open hearing on its consultation paper published on May 27, 2019 on draft Guidelines for the reporting under the Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (SFTR). The hearing will take place on July 15, 2019 at the ESMA headquarters in Paris.

DTCC Sets SFTR Testing Date

DTCC is scheduled to launch its first phase of SFTR testing for third-party partners in August, ahead of the regulation’s go-live date of April 2020.

Broadridge Introduces Change Management Service for SFTR

Broadridge Financial Solutions has introduced a change management service to help companies design target operating models that are compliant with Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (SFTR). The service provides a blueprint for front-to-back changes to overall architecture, organisational structure, business processes and location strategy. The company is also offering project management, business analysis and testing support…

The Regulatory Landscape and Developments in Europe

By Rachel Woolley, Global AML Manager, Fenergo In the 10 years since the global financial crisis, regulatory frameworks around the world have been radically transformed. And although the aim of the overhaul was to improve the resilience of financial institutions and regain investor confidence, it has left many financial organisations grappling with an ever-increasing regulatory…