On August 8, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published Questions and Answers on the implementation of Regulation (EU) No 648/2012 on OTC derivatives, central counterparties and trade repositories (EMIR).
ESMA's statutory role is to build a common supervisory culture by promoting common supervisory approaches and practices. The Q&As were published to achieve a consistent application of EMIR. The first version of this document was published on March 20, and the second version on June 6. This document is expected to be updated and expanded as and when appropriate.
This version of the Q&As provides guidance on a number of issues including clarification on calculation of the clearing threshold, the nature of segregation and portability and the requirements for registration of trade repositories. Q&As.