In accordance with the Regulation on OTC derivatives, central counterparties and trade repositories, (EMIR), ESMA have published an updated Public Register for the clearing obligation under EMIR. The public register is maintained by ESMA and aims to inform market participants in relation to the clearing obligation. The register was updated with Category 1 clearing members, as identified by ESMA, who will be the first firms to start the central clearing of certain types of derivative contracts by 21 June 2016.