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AFME welcomes CSDR political agreement
27 Jun 2023
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Commenting on the agreement reached between the European Council and European Parliament today on the Central Securities Depositories Regulation, Peter Tomlinson, Director of Post Trade at the Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) said:


“AFME welcomes the political agreement in today’s trilogue negotiations, which views mandatory buy-ins as a measure of last resort, to be activated subject to assessment and only in the case where the level of settlement fails in the EU has not reduced and is deemed to pose a financial stability risk. AFME supports further focus on all other tools that would be more appropriate to support settlement discipline and efficiency in Europe.


“The CSDR Refit legislation in the EU will include a mandate for ESMA to undertake an assessment on the possibility of shortening the settlement cycle in the EU. AFME looks forward to engaging with European authorities and market participants on this topic as part of the new European industry Task Force which was established by AFME earlier this year. The task force will examine all aspects in this debate, including direct economic costs and savings to the industry, as well as factors relating to global alignment and market attractiveness.”


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