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ESMA suggests to postpone Settlement Discipline Standards until 1 February 2022

ESMA suggests to postpone Settlement Discipline Standards until 1 February 2022

On 26 August 2020, ESMA released its Final Report CSDR RTS on Settlement Discipline that provides explanations for the proposal to postpone the entry into force of the RTS on settlement discipline until 1 February 2022.

It is sent to the European Commission, and ESMA is submitting the draft RTS presented in Annex IV for endorsement in the form of a Commission Delegated Regulation, i.e. a legally binding instrument applicable in all Member States of the European Union. Following the endorsement of the draft RTS by the European Commission, the Commission Delegated Regulation will then be subject to the non-objection of the European Parliament and of the Council.

Read the full report.

LuxCSD receives the CSDR licence

LuxCSD receives the CSDR licence

On 15 April, LuxCSD, the Luxembourg central securities depository (CSD) member of ECSDA obtained a licence to operate under the Central Securities Depositories Regulation (CSDR).

Please see the release.

The list of CSDs authorised under the CSDR is provided on the CSD Facts page of the website.

ESMA requests the Commission to postpone Settlement Discipline to 1 Feb.2021

ESMA requests the Commission to postpone Settlement Discipline to 1 Feb.2021

On 4 February, the European Securities Market Authority, ESMA, has published the Final Report “CSDR RTS on Settlement Discipline – postponed entry into force”.

The report provides explanations for the proposal of delay of the implementation of the RTS on settlement discipline, initially foreseen on 13 September 2020.

ESMA acknowledges the need for relevant stakeholders to be provided with more time to prepare the implementation of the Settlement Discipline.

This is due in particular to:

  • New developments needed for the go live of the T2S penalty mechanism (22 November 2020)
  • Necessary IT system changes for the updating of ISO messages (22 November 2020)
  • Market testing
  • Adjustments to legal arrangements between the parties concerned (see Article 20 of RTS)
  • Developments related to the implementation of the mandatory buy-in process, foreseen by the CSDR settlement discipline

Considering all the above-mentioned elements, ESMA officially proposes (see Annex II of the report) the postponement of the date of entry into force of the RTS on settlement discipline until 1 February 2021.

Next steps:

  • This amendment to the RTS will be submitted to the European Commission for review and endorsement.
  • This will be followed by the non-objection period by the European Parliament and Council before the publication in the EU Official Journal and subsequently entry into force.
Clearstream Banking AG (Germany) receives the licence under CSDR

Clearstream Banking AG (Germany) receives the licence under CSDR

On 21 January 2020, BaFin granted Clearstream Banking AG, as German Central Securities Depository, the licence according to Article 16 Central Securities Depository Regulation (Regulation (EU) No 909/2014) – CSDR. The licence authorises the company to provide core services and non-banking-type ancillary services under the CSDR.

Read the full announcement.

Read the official Clearstream/Deutsche Börse Group Media release.

The list of CSDs authorised under the CSDR is provided on the CSD Facts page of the website.