Global Correspondence

GFMA Submits Comments to CESR on Transaction Reporting on OTC Derivatives

The Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) welcomes the Committee on European Securities Regulators’ consultation paper on transaction reporting on OTC derivatives and extension of the scope of transaction reporting obligations, and the opportunity to respond. AFME’s Foreign Exchange (FX) Division comprises 21 global FX market participants, collectively representing more than 85% of the FX market.

The FX market is the world’s largest financial market. Effective and efficient exchange of currencies underpins the world’s entire financial system. As many of the current proposals may have a significant impact upon the operation of the global FX market it is vital that the potential consequences of regulatory action are fully understood and that new regulation improves efficiency and reduces risk, not vice versa.

We are aware of the joint response to this paper being submitted by AFME, ISDA and& ASSOSIM and are supportive of the views set out in their paper. We have sought here
to focus on responses to the points within the consultation paper that are of particular relevance to the FX market.

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