Esma proposal may limit short-selling

Reporting requirement would bar securities without LEIs from being used in financing transactions

Stock market

A proposal from the European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma) could limit the range of collateral that banks and investment firms can use in securities financing transactions (SFTs).  

From April 11, 2020, firms subject to European Union law will have to begin reporting the details of their financing trades under the Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (SFTR).

Implementing and technical standards set out the details that need to be mandatorily reported, which includes the legal

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