On April 27, 2016, the European Securities and Markets Authority published an update on reporting obligations in relation to information on structured finance instruments which ESMA receives under the Credit Rating Agency Regulation. The CRA Regulation was originally based on the Code of Conduct Fundamentals for CRAs published by the International Organization of Securities Commissions. ESMA is required under the CRA Regulation to set up a website where information on SFIs can be published to enable reporting entities—originators, issuers and sponsor entities—to submit data files containing the relevant information in accordance with their reporting requirements. EMSA is required to issue technical instructions by July 1, 2016, to assist with the reporting obligations that will apply from July 1, 2017. ESMA has reported that it will not be in a position to receive information on SFIs from reporting entities by January 1, 2017, as it is currently unable to set up a website or issue the technical instructions. This is because there is no legal basis for funding the website. ESMA expects the new securitization legislation currently being finalized to provide clarity on the future obligations regarding reporting on SFIs.

The update is available at: https://www.esma.europa.eu/press-news/esma-news/esma-update-reporting-structuredfinance-instruments-information-under-cra.