On June 2, 2016, the European Commission adopted a Delegated Regulation on RTS which set out the requirements for trading venues to provide pre- and post-trade transparency data. MiFIR requires data to be publicly available in an unbundled format. The adopted RTS set out the level of disaggregation by which trading venues should offer data - by asset class, by country of issue, by the currency in which the financial instrument is traded and whether the data comes from scheduled daily auctions or continuous trading. Market operators and investment firms operating a trading venue should also offer any combination of disaggregation on a reasonable commercial basis on request and may offer bundles of data. Where it is not possible to determine the asset class to which an instrument belongs unambiguously, market operators and investment firms operating a trading venue should determine which criteria the relevant financial instrument meets.
The adopted RTS are subject to consideration by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union. Once final, the adopted RTS will apply directly across the EU from the date that MiFID II applies.
The adopted RTS is available at: