Margin Update Reporting

Margin Update Reporting

Richard covers the reporting of CCP margins by explaining what is covered by the reporting, how to report CCP margins and the data fields specific to margins - initial margin, variation margin and excess collateral.
Overview

SFTR is a major regulatory reporting requirement for anyone transacting repo and other securities financing transactions in the EU, no matter how limited their activity. The reporting requirements cover all aspects of these transactions, including life-cycle events and re-use of collateral, and are therefore complex.

In order to meet the regulator’s demand for complete, accurate and timely data, firms are devoting considerable resources to the speedy remediation of rejected or unreconciled reports. It is likely that, at least initially, a high percentage of reports will be rejected or be qualified as incomplete or inaccurate, primarily due to poor drafting of the regulation and accompanying material.

This course provides a systematic and detailed insight into reporting repos under SFTR that uniquely incorporates the results of the work by the industry (the ICMA SFTR Task Force) on interpreting the regulatory requirements, filling in the gaps and dealing with the contradictions and mistakes.

Key learning objectives:

  • Determine the scope of margin reporting

  • Explain how to report margins

  • Define margin data fields (initial margin; variation margin; excess collateral)

  • Who generates margin data?

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Expert
Richard Comotto

Richard Comotto

Senior Visiting Fellow at the ICMA Centre at the University of Reading, consultant to the International Capital Market Association (ICMA) and its European Repo and Collateral Council (ERCC). Technical expert to the IMF, Asian Development Bank and Frontclear market development company on money market and repo market development in Asia and Africa.

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