• MiFIR reporting Accuracy and Completeness in the CSSF crosshairs

    08/02/22

    The Luxembourg National Competent Authority Commision de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF) have published a press release regarding monitoring the quality of transaction reports under MiFIR.

  • MiFIR reportability – SI listings

    06/12/21

    Changes to interpretation of MIFIR reportability for instruments listed only on Systematic Internalisers.

  • Q4 2021: The benefits of the network effect to users of our services

    02/12/21

    In his quarterly update, Murray Abel discusses the benefits that new users have to the CN platform.

  • ESMA EMIR Q&A updated again in 2021

    19/11/21

    ESMA releases new version of EMIR Q&A with updates on OTC Question 3 (Calculaction of the clearing threshold) and OTC Question 10 (Hedging Definition)

  • ESMA updates MiFIR validation rules (Q2 2022)

    20/10/21

    ESMA have published version 1.6 of MIFIR Validation Rules document. The changes will be applicable from Q2 2022.

  • A MESSAGE FROM… OUR MANAGING DIRECTOR

    30/09/21

    Murray Abel comments on the importance of a strong foundation, natural development and patience.

  • ESMA CONSULTS ON EMIR REPORTING GUIDELINES

    13/07/21

    ESMA have proposed the following draft supporting documents for RTS and ITS on EMIR REFIT; - Reporting guidelines - Validation rules

  • MiFIR Short Selling Indicator

    10/05/21

    Field 62 in the MiFIR Transaction Report: Short Selling Indicator (SSI) is causing some confusion as to when it should be populated.

  • ESMA DQR Report Highlights Issues with EMIR and SFTR Data Quality

    15/04/21

    Data Quality Review (DQR) report published by ESMA is first of its kind.

  • EMIR: ETD vs OTC

    09/04/21

    EMIR distinguishes ETD (Exchange Traded Derivatives) vs OTC (Over The Counter) based on the place of execution.

  • ESMA PROPOSES AMENDMENTS TO MIFIR TRANSACTIONS AND REFERENCE DATA REPORTING REGIMES

    30/03/21

    ESMA has published Final Report on its recommendation to update MiFIR transaction and reference data reporting obligations

  • Identifying GB Nationals in MiFIR Reports Post Brexit

    10/03/21

    Control Now have identified an inconsistency in how British nationals should be identified in UK and EU MIFID transaction reports (RTS 22), following the End of the Brexit Transitional Period (31/12/2020).

  • BREXIT FIRDS CHANGES

    09/03/21

    Following the end of the Brexit transition period, as of 11pm on the 31.12.2020 ESMA have removed all instruments listed only in the UK from their FIRDS database.

  • BREXIT: TR Accuracy System Changes

    10/02/21

    Control Now are updating their TR Accuracy solution to support firms in meeting their changed reporting obligations following the end of Brexit Transitional Period on the 31st December 2020.

  • 2021: “WE ARE CELEBRATING OUR INDEPENDENCE”

    27/01/21

    After a string of mergers and acquisitions in the industry, Murray Abel (Managing Director) reflects on the importance of retaining independence for achieving market transparency.