Brexit: ESMA withdraws the registrations of six UK-based credit rating agencies and four trade repositories


Date: 19 January 2021

On 4 January 2021, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the supervisor of European Union (EU) credit rating agencies (CRAs) and trade repositories (TRs), has withdrawn the registrations of the following United Kingdom (UK) based CRAs:

  • AM Best Europe-Rating Services Ltd;
  • DBRS Ratings Ltd;
  • Fitch Ratings Ltd;
  • Fitch Ratings CIS Ltd;
  • Moody’s Investors Service Ltd;
  • The Economist Intelligence Unit Ltd;

And the following UK-based TRs:

  • DTCC Derivatives Repository Plc;
  • UnaVista Limited;
  • CME Trade Repository Ltd; and
  • ICE Trade Vault Europe Ltd.