As of January 2018, new rules for the securities market went into effect in the EU through the MiFID II directive and the MiFIR regulation. The new regulatory frameworks apply to all firms that conduct securities business.
FI establishes its adaptation to the new transparency rules that will go into effect on 3 January 2018 in conjunction with the new European regulatory framework: the Directive and the Regulation on markets in financial instruments (MiFID II/MiFIR).
In accordance with the announcement published on 7 December 2017, FI has carried out supplementary transparency calculations for equity instruments and bonds admitted for trading on a Swedish trading venue in November and December 2017.
ESMA, the European Securities and Markets Authority, has published transparency calculations for equities and bonds prior to the entry into force of MiFIR/MiFID II on 3 January 2018. FI will also publish some supplementary calculations.
The last trading date for transactions in financial instruments that must be reported to FI’s current transaction reporting system, TRS, is 2 January 2018. The TRS system will be open until 23:59 PM on 12 January 2018 to receive transactions and/or cancellations of transactions in accordance with MiFID with trading dates up to an including 2 January 2018.
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published instructions on how to access the reference data that is covered by the MAR and MiFID II/MiFIR regulations. The EU authority has also published current reference data that is available for download.
EU Directive (EU) 2016/65 (MiFID II) limits the size of positions in commodity derivatives that persons can hold. The regulations also contain a requirement on monitoring and following up of these position limits. The provisions are supplemented by new, extensive reporting requirements regarding positions in commodity derivatives, emissions rights and derivatives thereof .
A new webpage is now available with information about the transaction reporting required under MiFID 2/MiFIR.
On 3 January 2018, when the MiFID II Directive and the MiFIR Regulation enter into force, a new transaction reporting system (TRS2) will open for reporting. Transaction reporting as required by MiFID II and MiFIR will occur only in the new TRS2 system. All firms intending to file transaction reports in accordance with MiFID II/MiFIR starting on 3 January are encouraged to have filed test reports in the test environment of the TRS2 system before reporting live. The test environment is open 24/7, with the exception of service disruptions.
The MiFID II directive and the MiFIR regulation entered into force on 3 January 2018. The new rules apply to all firms providing investment services or activities. Transaction reporting in accordance with MiFID II/MiFIR occurs through the TRS 2 system that entered into operation on 3 January 2018. The system is open 24/7, except during service disruptions.