On September 2, 2015, the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures and the International Organization of Securities Commissions published a consultative report on the harmonization of a first batch of key OTC derivatives data elements, focusing on key data considered to be important for consistent and meaningful aggregation on a global basis, as OTC derivatives become required to be reported to trade repositories in many jurisdictions globally. The consultation seeks views on matters including: (i) proposed definitions of key data elements; (ii) whether the proposed definitions cover different market practices globally; and (iii) whether any alternative approaches to those mentioned in the report would better achieve the goals of the report. Comments are due by October 9, 2015.

The report is available at: http://www.iosco.org/library/pubdocs/pdf/IOSCOPD503.pdf