On March 1, 2016, the European Commission adopted a Delegated Regulation, in the form of Regulatory Technical Standards, detailing the content of the financial instrument reference data that must be supplied to regulators. The adopted RTS will be made under the Markets Abuse Regulation and Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation. They establish requirements for regulated entities to provide instrument reference data to regulators, which are then transmitted by regulators to the ESMA. The adopted RTS details which financial instruments are to be included as part of the reported instrument reference data. The adopted RTS also outlines ESMA’s responsibility to review, assess, consolidate and publish the data on its website using automated processes. This adopted RTS will apply from July 3, 2016.

The adopted RTS is available at: http://ec.europa.eu/transparency/regdoc/rep/3/2016/EN/3-2016-1224-EN-F1-1.PDF and the Annex is available at: http://ec.europa.eu/transparency/regdoc/rep/3/2016/EN/3-2016-1224-EN-F1-1-ANNEX-1.PDF