On April 13, 2016, a form of information statement for usage by collateral takers was jointly published by five industry associations. This is aimed at facilitating compliance with disclosure requirements under the European Union's Securities Financing Transaction Regulation. The relevant industry associations are the Association for Financial Markets in Europe, the International Capital Market Association, the ISDA and the International Securities Lending Association. The SFTR will affect all existing and future title transfer and security collateral arrangements from July 13, 2016 and require disclosure to collateral providers where a collateral taker uses title transfer or has a right of use, with respect to a security financing transaction, such as a repo or margin loan. The purpose of the statement is to outline the general risks and consequences that may be involved in consenting to a right of use of collateral provided under a security collateral arrangement or of concluding title transfer arrangements.

The information statement is available at: http://www.afme.eu/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=14049