The Commission aims to enhance the resilience of market infrastructure and to achieve an integrated, safe and efficient post-trade environment in the EU.
The European market infrastructure regulation (EMIR) lays down rules on OTC derivatives, central counterparties and trade repositories.
A central clearing counterparty is a market infrastructure that acts as the counterparty to both sides of a transaction in a financial instrument.
EU regulation increasing the transparency of securities financing markets so that they can be monitored and the risks identified.
EU legislation improving the safety and efficiency of securities settlement in Europe.
EU law minimising risks associated with transfer of financial instruments and payments, especially linked to the insolvency of transaction participants.
EU legal framework for the use of securities and cash as collateral in financial transactions.
The European Commission is working to make conflict of laws rules on securities and claims ownership more consistent across the EU.