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    SEC Upgrades EDGAR System, No Longer Supports 2017 Taxonomy

    June 10, 2019

    SEC announced that the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval (EDGAR) system was upgraded to Release 19.2 and now supports the 2019 International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) taxonomy. The EDGAR system no longer supports the 2017 U.S. GAAP Financial Reporting Taxonomy, 2014 Document and Entity Information (DEI) Taxonomy, 2017 Exchanges (EXCH) Taxonomy, and 2016 Currencies (Currency) Taxonomy.

  • The information to be provided by a third party seeking authorization to assess the compliance of securitizations with the STS criteria provided for in Securitization Regulation should enable a competent authority to evaluate whether and, to what extent, the applicant meets the conditions of Article 28(1) of the Securitization Regulation. An authorized third party will be able to provide STS assessment services across EU. The application for authorization should, therefore, comprehensively identify that third party, any group to which this third party belongs, and the scope of its activities. With regard to the STS assessment services to be provided, the application should include the envisaged scope of the services to be provided as well as their geographical scope, particularly the following:

    • To facilitate effective use of the authorization resources of a competent authority, each application for authorization should include a table clearly identifying each submitted document and its relevance to the conditions that must be met for authorization.
    • To enable the competent authority to assess whether the fees charged by the third party are non-discriminatory and are sufficient and appropriate to cover the costs for the provision of the STS assessment services, as required by Article 28(1)(a) of Securitization Regulation, the third party should provide comprehensive information on pricing policies, pricing criteria, fee structures, and fee schedules.
    • To enable the competent authority to assess whether the third party is able to ensure the integrity and independence of the STS assessment process, that third party should provide information on the structure of those internal controls. Furthermore, the third party should provide comprehensive information on the composition of the management body and on the qualifications and repute of each of its members.
    • To enable the competent authority to assess whether the third party has sufficient operational safeguards and internal processes to assess STS compliance, the third party should provide information on its procedures relating to the required qualification of its staff. The third party should also demonstrate that its STS assessment methodology is sensitive to the type of securitization and that specifies separate procedures and safeguards for asset-backed commercial paper (ABCP) transactions/programs and non-ABCP securitizations.

    The use of outsourcing arrangements and a reliance on the use of external experts can raise concerns about the robustness of operational safeguards and internal processes. The application should, therefore, contain specific information about the nature and scope of any such outsourcing arrangements or use of external experts as well as the third party's governance over those arrangements. Regulation (EU) 2019/885 is based on the draft regulatory technical standards submitted by ESMA to EC.

     

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    Effective Date: June 18, 2019

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  • The 2019 IFRS taxonomy reflects the same taxonomy that the IASB made available on its website on March 27, 2019. SEC encourages companies to use the most recent version of taxonomy releases for their XBRL exhibits to take advantage of the most up-to-date tags related to new accounting standards and other improvements. On March 11, 2019, the EDGAR system was upgraded in Release 19.1 and now supports the 2019 U.S. GAAP, 2019 SEC Reporting, 2019 Currency, and 2019 EXCH taxonomies. The EDGAR system was also upgraded in Release 19.2 to support 2019 Document and Entity Information (DEI) taxonomy as a result of the SEC adopting amendments to modernize and simplify certain disclosure requirements in Regulation S-K. One of the amendments requires the information on the cover pages of Forms 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K, 20-F, and 40-F to be tagged in Inline XBRL, in accordance with the EDGAR Filer Manual.


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