ESMA updates its Q&As regarding the Benchmark Regulation

Securities Markets Regulation

Date: 19 November 2018

On 7 November 2018, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) updated its Questions and Answers (Q&As) on the Benchmarks Regulation (BMR).

The updated BMR Q&As provide new clarifications regarding the following topic: 

  • Use of benchmarks in bilateral agreement on exchanged collateral.

The purpose of these Q&As is to promote common supervisory approaches and practices in the application of BMR. It aims at providing investors and other market participants with clarifications on the applicable requirements. ESMA will periodically review these Q&As and update them where required.