ESMA updates its EMIR Q&As


Date: 08 October 2018

On 26 September 2018, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) issued an update of its Q&A regarding the implementation of the European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR)

  • The updated Q&A included a clarification on access models at European central counterparties (CCPs), and specifically models that typically aim at facilitating buy-side or small participant access to CCPs and allowing better capital treatment for clearing members.
  • A new Q&A was also added to the trade repositories section of the document explaining how a reporting counterparty should report an FX swap derivative under Article 9 of EMIR. This specific Q&A should be implemented in 12 months after its publication. 

The purpose of these Q&As was to promote common supervisory approaches and practices in the application of EMIR. They provide responses to questions posed by the general public and market participants in relation to the practical application of level 1 and level 2 provisions relating to transparency and market structures issues.

ESMA will continue to develop these Q&As and will review and update them where required.