Dec 01, 2021
ToTV or not ToTV – That is the question.

In this opinion piece, we look at how it’s impossible for firms, even an ARM or APA, to determine with complete accuracy if an instrument is in scope for reporting at the time those reports are made. Having illustrated the problem, we go on to explore how a firm can meet its regulatory obligation to […]

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Jan 11, 2021
End of Brexit Transition Period: New UK datasets replace ESMA data for MiFID II regulatory reporting.

Following the end of the Brexit Transition Period, the Financial Conduct Authority of the United Kingdom replaced several ESMA systems and datasets. This data helps firms, amongst other things, to determine their UK reporting obligations. These new FCA data sets are deemed by the FCA to be the accepted data sets to be used by […]

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Jul 15, 2018
What is FIRDS?

Financial Instruments Reference Data System (‘FIRDS’) is a data collection infrastructure established by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), in cooperation with the EU competent national authorities (NCAs), in order to collect data in an efficient and harmonised manner. FIRDS will need to cover the entire range of financial instruments that are included in the […]

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