OSC Amends Trade Repositories and Derivatives Data Reporting Rule

TORONTO, June 26, 2014 /CNW/ - The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) published today further amendments to OSC Rule 91-507 Trade Repositories and Derivatives Data Reporting (TR Rule), which alleviate certain reporting burdens on Ontario OTC derivatives market participants and enhance the clarity and utility of data reported to the OSC.

The amendments permit certain market participants to report under the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission's (CFTC) swap data reporting rules and to use the International Swaps and Derivatives Association Canadian methodology.  The methodology will assist market participants in determining the reporting counterparty for a derivatives transaction and avoid double reporting.

"One of the biggest challenges for securities regulators as we implement the G20 commitments is cross-border harmonization.  We take the challenge seriously and are pleased to announce that we recognize the CTFC's swap data reporting rule as equivalent to our rule," said Howard I. Wetston, Q.C., Chair and CEO of the OSC.  "The recognition of a comparable regulatory rule is an important milestone that reflects a strong, collaborative effort in strengthening oversight of OTC derivatives at the international level."

The OSC is committed to continuing the dialogue with stakeholders, as public consultation is critical to ensuring success in delivering responsive and effective regulation for OTC derivatives.  To learn more about the TR rule and recent amendments, market participants are encouraged to visit the OSC's website at www.osc.gov.on.ca.

The OSC is meeting its G20 commitments and reinforcing Canada's financial stability framework through the implementation of Over-the-Counter derivatives reforms.  The OSC is developing internationally and Canadian harmonized legislative and regulatory proposals to strengthen oversight of Ontario's OTC derivatives market.

SOURCE Ontario Securities Commission

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