ESMA published an opinion containing the revised set of draft regulatory and implementing technical standards on disclosures (disclosure RTS/ITS) under the Securitization Regulation. This opinion is ESMA’s response to a letter from the EC requesting certain amendments to the disclosure technical standards published in the final report of ESMA on August 22, 2018. ESMA also published a set of questions and answers (Q&A) based on stakeholder feedback and questions on the disclosure technical standards received by ESMA since August 22, 2018.
In its opinion, ESMA agrees with the EC request to amend its disclosure RTS/ITS and, accordingly, has substantially expanded the ability for reporting entities to use the "No Data" options in the respective disclosure templates, in particular in the templates for asset-back commercial paper securitization. In addition, ESMA has also adjusted the content of certain fields in the templates, where it considered that this could more appropriately address the EC request. ESMA has also clarified the templates to be used to provide any inside information as well as information on significant events affecting the securitization (under (f) and (g) of Article 7(1) of the Securitization Regulation). ESMA submitted its opinion containing these revised draft technical standards to the EC for endorsement. These revised RTS/ITS will contribute to delivering a regulatory rule-book for EU securitization markets. The XML schema for these templates shall be made available in the coming months.
The recently published Q&A cover many technical issues on how to complete template fields and aim to provide guidance to market participants seeking further context that may be helpful for their future expectations of how to comply with these RTS/ITS. Nevertheless, they are being provided in advance of the possible adoption of the disclosure RTS/ITS being adopted by EC and are, therefore, subject to possible changes.
Keywords: Europe, EU, Banking, Securities, Securitization Regulation, Disclosures, Implementing Technical Standards, Regulatory Technical Standards, Opinion, Q&A, Templates, ESMA
Previous ArticleSNB Updates Forms for Large Exposure Reporting
The European Banking Authority (EBA) published the final draft regulatory technical standards on disclosure of investment policy by investment firms, under the Investment Firms Regulation (IFR).
The European Banking Authority (EBA) published version 5.1 of the filing rules for supervisory reporting.
The European Central Bank (ECB) Guideline 2021/1829 on the procedures for the collection of granular credit and credit risk data has been published in the Official Journal of European Union.
The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) published the prudential practice guide CPG 511 to assist banks, insurers, and superannuation licensees in meeting requirements of CPS 511, the new prudential standard on remuneration.
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) published a bulletin that provides an updated self-assessment tool for banks to evaluate their preparedness for cessation of the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR).
The Financial Stability Board (FSB) published a report that examines the progress made toward disclosures aligned with recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).
The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) published the progress report on adoption of the Basel III regulatory framework in member jurisdictions.
The French Prudential Supervisory Authority (ACPR) has implemented, in its information system, updates linked to the Data Point Model (DPM) version 3.1.
The European Banking Authority (EBA) published a thematic note that aims to identify and raise awareness of the transition risks of benchmark rates, as the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) and the Euro Overnight Index Average (EONIA) are close to being phased out.
In a letter to the federally regulated financial institutions and pension plans, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) published a summary of the feedback received to the January 2021 discussion paper on ways to address climate risks.