SFTR: Repo Reporting in Practice - Livestreamed
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This course is available on request. Contact us as at education@icmagroup.org to find out how we can deliver this training.

This course focuses on the practical aspects of reporting of repo transactions which are required under the EU Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (SFTR). It describes how and when repos (repurchase transactions and buy/sell-backs) should be reported to SFT trade repositories (subject to further clarification of some elements by ESMA), and highlights the challenges and, where possible, suggests solutions that were developed by the ICMA SFTR Task Force. A themed review of reporting fields (ie grouped into loan data, collateral data, etc), set against a repo life-cycle template, is brought together into a series of sample reports simulating different transaction configurations. Delegates will be provided with the latest version of ICMA's Recommendations for Reporting under SFTR.

The course will be delivered by Richard Comotto who is a lead member of the ICMA SFTR Task Force and author of the ICMA's Recommendations on Reporting Under SFTR.

Course Outcomes

By completing the course you will learn about:
  • The background to the SFTR including FSB proposals and EU implementation
  • The scope of SFTR including definitions, transaction and position reporting obligations, types of repo report and Action Types, matching (reconciliation), reporting deadlines and more
  • Counterparty and loan data
  • CCP-cleared repos and margin reporting
  • …and much more
Describe the types of market participants and appreciate why these firms engage in SLB, and their impact on capital markets and retail investors
Understand the operational, legal and regulatory risks and issues involved 
Comprehend the advantages/disadvantages of using different types of collateral 
Appreciate the impact that corporate actions have on the lent security and on securities collateral
Discover some relevant anecdotes and SLB case studies

Who should attend?

  • Staff who will be managing SFTR reporting
  • Those managing the systems development required to support this reporting
  • Compliance staff
  • Anyone who wants a detailed and structured understanding of what has to be reported by whom and by when
  • Staff from banks, investment firms, buyside and infrastructure-providers such as trading platforms, tri-party agents and reporting solutions providers

Certification and Programme Recognition

This course is certified by ICMA.

ICMA recommends that 12 learning hours can be associated with this course, based on attended/undertaken hours of study required to successfully complete the learning outcomes.

A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to those who meet the minimum attendance requirements for this course.

ICMA is a member of the CPD® Certification Service, an FCA-approved qualifications provider and approved by the Securities & Futures Commission of Hong Kong as provider of Continuous Professional Training (CPT).

Please note that your course certificate of attendance or completion should be sufficient to satisfy any professional development requirements – if you require further evidence, please contact us at education@icmagroup.org.

Course Trainer

Richard Comotto
The syllabus is divided into the following key topic areas: 
  • Background to the SFTR: origins in the FSB & evolution of EU proposals
  • SFTR legal structure (at Levels 1, 2 and 3); and implementation timetable
  • SFTR Scope
    • SFT definitions
    • Structure of data sets
    • Meaning of optional fields
    • Who has to report transactions
    • Who has to report re-use of collateral & who is exempt
    • Backloading of transaction data
  • Counterparty data
    • Who are the entities (including beneficiaries) & which of them reports
    • How to report intermediaries (brokers & agent lenders) & infrastructures (trading venues, tri-party agents, custodians & (I)CSD, CCPs)
    • Mandatory & voluntary delegation of reporting
  • Loan data
    • Types of report & which Action Types
    • Who generates the UTI
    • Determining availability for collateral re-use
    • The problem of position-level reporting
    • Reporting life-cycle events
    • Reporting dates
    • Repo rates
    • The problem of buy/sell-backs
    • Structured repos such as open repo, floating-rate repos
    • Evergreen repos and extendible repos
  • Collateral data
    • How do collateral update reports work
    • Identifying GC
    • When to report at trade level &n when to report at next exposure level
    • How to report collateral baskets including allocations after T
    • Reporting collateral including classification, quality, price, market value & haircuts
    • Cash collateral
    • Reporting variation margins
  • Special cases
    • Intra-day repos
    • Auto collateralized intra-day borrowing
    • Repos documented under ISDA
    • Cash rebate securities loans
    • Undocumented repos
  • CCP-cleared repos
    • Concept of prior repos & RTNs
    • Portfolio codes & cross-product netting
  • CCP margin reporting
  • Reporting the re-use of collateral
    • Accurate reporting
    • Approximate reporting using the FSB formula
    • Definitions of own assets, received collateral, re-usable collateral & posted collateral
  • MiFIR reporting of central bank repos 

Livestreamed Course

ICMA courses are delivered via video conferencing accessed on our digital learning platform, using the most effective pedagogical approaches and incorporating interactive functions like virtual breakout rooms.

The SFTR: Repo Reporting in Practice live sessions are delivered in two 3.5 hour sessions. You will be given access to the course materials before the live sessions, and will have access to those for a total of three months from the first live session. During these three months you will have the option to keep working through the course materials at your own pace.

Livestreamed course fees

ICMA Members: EUR 1,150 + VAT (if applicable)
ICMA Non-members: EUR 1,650 + VAT (if applicable)

  • For security reasons, delegates who have not registered in advance will not be admitted to the live sessions.

Please note:

  • All payments must be made in Euro.


Should you have any queries, please contact education@icmagroup.org.


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