SDR – Settlement Discipline Regime implementation: Trade associations joint letter
The EBF and 14 trade associations1 representing a wide range of stakeholders in the European and global financial markets recently wrote to the European Commission and ESMA raising concerns about the implementation of the mandatory buy-in requirement under the EU’s CSDR2 Settlement Discipline Regime.
- The current mandatory buy-in requirement, part of CSDR Settlement Discipline, which is due to come into force on 1 February 2022, is widely felt to require a thorough reassessment as to its appropriateness and is currently the subject of a European Commission Review.
- Any proposed legislative amendments to the mandatory buy-in requirement are not expected until the end of 2021.
Given the significant global implementation effort required to support the CSDR mandatory buy-in requirement, the associations suggest that a far more robust approach would be to make the required revisions to the mandatory buy-in regime arising from the Review before attempting implementation. Accordingly, the letter asks the European Commission for clarity on the Review and implementation schedule of CSDR-SD at the earliest opportunity.