Understanding Securities Financing Transaction Regulation (SFTR)

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May 19, 2021 10:00 am
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3 hrs
€150 + VAT


Wednesday 19/05/2021 - 10:00-13:15

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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. 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.


This online course will offer delegates a grasp of what is required by SFTR in the EU and UK but will also provide a practical insight by looking at specific reporting rules and key data fields.


Training Objectives


By the end of the course, delegates should be able to:

  • Identify what trading activities are covered by SFTR, who has to report and by when;
  • Outline the role of trade repositories and recognise the reports sent to and sent out by these entities;
  • Distinguish the types of record to be sent to trade repositories and know in what order they should be sent;
  • Select and describe the data fields required for generic SFT structures, whether collateralized at transaction or portfolio level;
  • Complete a basic calculation of the estimated re-use of collateral.


They should also:

  • Be aware of some of the practical issues that have arisen in reporting;
  • Know where to look for further guidance.



Richard Comotto

Richard Comotto is Senior Consultant to the ICMA. Richard is author of the ICMA’s Recommendation for Reporting under SFTR, Guide to Best Practice in the European Repo Market and Repo FAQs as well as director of the ICMA semi-annual survey of the European repo market. He also conducts training for ICMA on repo, the GMRA and SFTR. Richard also acts as a repo expert for the IMF, World Bank, Asian Development Bank and other development organizations, advising on the creation and reform of repo and money markets in emerging markets. He served for 10 years in the Bank of England, including the Bank’s Foreign Exchange Division and on secondment to the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC.
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