SGSS launches multi-counterparty and multi-asset class trade repository reporting service
Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) has launched a trade repository reporting offer for OTC derivatives, servicing multi-counterparties and multi-asset classes, under the European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR).
The new regulation requires that all EU counterparties report their derivative contracts, whether OTC or exchange-traded, to a trade repository in order to provide transparency in the derivatives markets.
As required by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), SGSS has designed its trade repository reporting service to support OTC derivatives users in the EU through the entire trading process. SGSS reports details for derivatives transactions to DTCC Derivatives Repository Ltd on a D+1 basis for all counterparties. Spanning all derivative asset classes, SGSS also provides reconciliation in the event of a rejected trade and manages contracts for the daily reporting of open positions and retroactive reporting for matured trades, as necessary. EU counterparties that fail to comply with EMIR reporting requirements may be subject to administrative penalties.
“New requirements demand a new industry mindset. Firms using OTC derivatives need to adapt their operational set-up by developing their own trade repository reporting capabilities or by mandating an asset servicer that can report on their behalf,” says Emmanuelle Choukroun, director of new services for asset managers and asset owners at Societe Generale Securities Services. “The appointment of a well-equipped services provider can help OTC derivatives users - whether institutional investors or asset managers - adapt to the new regulatory landscape quickly, cost-effectively and safely.”
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