• Supervision of market infrastructures: On 30 November 2015, the CPMI and IOSCO published their assessment of the implementation of the organisations’ Principles for Financial Market Infrastructures (PFMI) across five infrastructure types (payment systems, central counterparties (CCPs), central securities depositories (CSDs), securities settlement systems, and trade repositories (TRs)). The report focuses on the extent to which authorities’ in 28 leading jurisdictions had implemented key responsibilities set out in the Principles. Although most jurisdictions had implemented the Principles, trade repositories were the infrastructure type in respect of which implementation of responsibilities most frequently fell short of a full rating.
  • Unique Product Identifiers (UPIs): On 17 December 2015, the CPMI and IOSCO published a consultative report entitled “Harmonisation of the Unique Product Identifiers”, which makes proposals for the definition, format and usage of a harmonised global unique product identifier (UPI). The international standard would comprise a product classification system and related codes. Comments and suggestions are invited by 22 February 2016.