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Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (SFTR)

 

Asset managers, as part of their efficient portfolio management techniques, engage in securities financing transactions (mostly securities lending and repo). Such securities financing transactions are beneficial both for end-investors (as a source of additional revenues improving the performance of their investments) and for markets as a whole (by providing additional liquidity in the markets).

 

In 2015, the EU adopted the Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (SFTR) aimed at increasing the transparency of securities financing transactions through mandatory reporting of these transactions to trade repositories, appropriate disclosures to investors and minimum transparency conditions to be met when collateral is reused.

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