The Transparency of Securities Financing Transactions and of Reuse (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Document Number:2019 No. 542
 
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Statutory Instruments

Exiting The European Union

Financial Services And Markets

Made

11 th March 2019

Coming into force in accordance with regulation 1

The Treasury make these Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by section 8(1) of, and paragraph 21 of Schedule 7 to, the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018(1).

In accordance with paragraph 1(1) of Schedule 7 to that Act a draft of this instrument has been laid before Parliament and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.

PART 1 Introduction

Citation and commencement

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Transparency of Securities Financing Transactions and of Reuse (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 and come into force on exit day.

Interpretation

2. In these Regulations “SFT regulation” means Regulation (EU) 2015/2365 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 November 2015 on transparency of securities financing transactions and of reuse and amending Regulation (EU) No 648/2012.

PART 2 Amendment of subordinate legislation

Amendment of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Transparency of Securities Financing Transactions and of Reuse) Regulations 2016

3.—(1) The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Transparency of Securities Financing Transactions and of Reuse) Regulations 2016(2) are amended as follows.

(2) In regulation 2 , in paragraph (2) , omit “or 16”.

(3) In regulation 28 , omit paragraph (3).

PART 3 Amendment of retained direct EU legislation

Amendment of the SFT regulation

4. The SFT regulation is amended as follows.

5.—(1) In Articles 2 to 20 , for “Union” in each place it occurs substitute “United Kingdom”.

(2) In Articles 4 to 20 , for “ESMA” in each place it occurs substitute “the FCA”.

(3) The amendments made by paragraph (1) do not apply to occurrences of “Union” or “ESMA” amended by another provision within these Regulations.

6. In Article 2—

(a) in paragraph 1—

(i) for point (b) substitute—

“(b) management companies, managers and operators of UCITS and UCITS investment companies;”;

(ii) in point (c) , for “in accordance with Directive 2011/61/EU” substitute “or registered in accordance with the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Regulations 2013(3)”;

(b) in paragraph (2) , for point (a) substitute—

“(a) the Bank of England and other United Kingdom bodies charged with, or intervening in, the management of the public debt;”;

(c) in paragraph (3) , for “to which a member of the ESCB is a counterparty” substitute—

“to which:

(a) the Bank of England; or

(b) another United Kingdom body charged with, or intervening in, the management of the public debt,

is a counterparty.”;

(d) for paragraph (4) substitute—

“(4) The Treasury may by statutory instrument amend the list set out in paragraph (2) of this Article.”.

7. In Article 3—

(a) in paragraph (3) , for points (a) to (h) substitute—

“(a) an investment firm within the meaning given in Article 2(1 A)(4) of MIFIR which:

(i) has its registered office or head office in the United Kingdom;

(ii) has permission under Part 4 A of the FSMA to carry on regulated activities relating to investment services and activities (as defined in Article 2(1)(2) of the MIFIR) in the United Kingdom;

(iii) would require authorisation under Directive 2014/65/EU(5) (as it had effect immediately before exit day) if it had its registered office (or if it does not have a registered office, its head offices) in an EEA state; and

(iv) is not a firm which has permission under Part 4 A of the FSMA to carry on regulated activities as an exempt investment firm, within the meaning of regulation 8 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Markets in Financial Instruments) Regulations 2017(6);

(b) a credit institution which is a CRR firm (within the definition in Article 4(1)(2 A)(7) of the Capital Requirements Regulation);

(c) an insurance undertaking or a reinsurance undertaking;

(d) a UK UCITS (within the definition in section 237(3)(8) of the FSMA) and, where relevant, its management company (within the definition in section 237(2)(9) of the FSMA);

(e) an occupational pension scheme within the meaning of section 1(1) of the Pension Schemes Act 1993(10);

(f) an AIF managed by AIFMs (within the definition in regulation 4 of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Regulations 2013) authorised or registered in accordance with those Regulations;

(g) a CCP authorised in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 648/2012;”;

(b) in paragraph (12) , for “Article 5 of Directive 2002/47/EC” substitute “regulation 16 of the Financial Collateral Arrangements (No.2) Regulations 2003(11)”;

(c) in paragraph (13) , for “point (b) of Article 2(1) of Directive 2002/47/EC” substitute “regulation 3 of the Financial Collateral Arrangements (No.2) Regulations 2003”;

(d) in paragraph (14) , for “point (c) of Article 2(1) of Directive 2002/47/EC” substitute “regulation 3 of the Financial Collateral Arrangements (No.2) Regulations 2003”;

(e) in paragraph (16) , for “point (15) of Article 4(1) of Directive 2014/65/EU” substitute “regulation 2(1) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Markets in Financial Instruments) Regulations 2017/701”;

(f) after paragraph (18) insert—

“(19) “AIF” has the meaning given in the definition in regulation 3 of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Regulations 2013;

(20) “Capital Requirements Regulation” means Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 June 2013 on prudential requirements for credit institutions and investment firms and amending Regulation (EU) 648/2012;

(21) “CCP” has the meaning given in Article 2(1) of Regulation (EU) No 648/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 July 2012 on OTC derivatives, central counterparties and trade repositories;

(22) “CRR firm” has the meaning given in Article 4.1(2 A) of Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 th June 2013 on prudential requirements for credit institutions and investment firms and amending Regulation (EU) No 648/2012;

(23) “FCA” means the Financial Conduct Authority;

(24) “the FSMA” means the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000;

(25) “insurance undertaking” and “reinsurance undertaking” have the meanings given in section 417(1)(12) of the FSMA;

(26) “investment firm” has the meaning given in Article 2(1 A)(13) of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 May 2014 on markets in financial instruments and amending Regulation (EU) No 648/2012;

(27) “management company” and “the operator” have the meanings given in section 237(2)(14) of the FSMA;

(28) “MIFIR” means Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 May 2014 on markets in financial instruments and amending Regulation (EU) 648/2012;

(29) “open ended investment company” has the meaning given by section 236 of the FSMA;

(30) any reference in this Regulation to a sourcebook is to a sourcebook in the Handbook of Rules and Guidance published by the FCA under FSMA as in force on exit day(15);

(31) “UCITS” has the meaning given in section 236 A(16) of the FSMA;

(32) “UK law in relation to collective investment undertakings” means the law of any part of the United Kingdom which was relied on by the United Kingdom immediately before exit day to implement Directives 2009/65/EC and 2011/61/EU.”.

8. In Article 4—

(a) for paragraph (5) substitute—

“(5) Where a trade repository is not available to record the details of SFTs:

(a) except where the FCA has suspended the reporting obligation under point (b) , counterparties shall ensure that such details are reported to the FCA. In this case the FCA shall ensure that all the relevant entities referred to in Article 12(2) have access to all the details of SFTs they need to fulfil their respective responsibilities and mandates;

(b) the FCA may, having:

(i) provided a report to the Treasury setting out its reasons for suspending the reporting obligation in point (a);

(ii) specified a date:

(aa) on which the suspension of that obligation will end; and

(bb) by which it anticipates counterparties will be able to report details of any SFTs as set out in paragraph 5 a; and

(iii) consulted the Treasury and the Bank of England,

with the consent of the Treasury, suspend the reporting obligation in point (a) for a period of up to one year;

(c) the Treasury may by regulations amend point (b) so as to extend the period for the time being specified in that provision.

(5 a) Details of any SFTs that counterparties have concluded, and of any modification or termination of the SFT, that have not been reported to a trade repository in accordance with the reporting obligations in paragraph 1 during a period when the FCA has suspended the reporting obligation under paragraph (5)(b) , must be reported by those counterparties to a trade repository following the end of the suspension of the reporting obligation by no later than the end of the period specified by the FCA for this purpose.”;

(b) in paragraph (6) , omit from “and ESMA shall respect” to “protection of information and”;

(c) in paragraph (9)—

(i) in the first subparagraph, for “ESMA shall, in close cooperation with, and taking into account the needs of, the ESCB, develop draft” substitute “the Bank of England and the FCA shall make”;

(ii) in the second subparagraph, for “In developing those draft technical standards, ESMA” substitute “In making those technical standards the Bank of England and the FCA”;

(iii) after the second subparagraph insert—

“The Bank of England shall make the regulatory standards referred to in the first subparagraph which apply to CCPs and central securities depositories authorised in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 909/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 July 2014 on improving securities settlement in the European Union and on central securities depositories and amending Directives 98/26/EC and 2014/65/EU and Regulation (EU) No 236/2012.

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