ESMA has released an update in relation to reporting structured finance instruments (SFI) information. The Credit Rating Agencies Regulation requires ESMA to establish a website and set of instructions through which issuers, originators and sponsor entities report information concerning SFI. ESMA does not expect to meet the specified deadlines of 1 July and 1 January 2017 for the technical instructions and SFI website respectively. Although the reporting obligations are meant to apply from 1 January 2017, ESMA has not stipulated when it does expect to finalise them. (Source: ESMA informs of SFI reporting system delays)