On January 31, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published an opinion containing a revised set of draft regulatory and implementing technical standards (RTS/ITS) under the Securitization Regulation, which require certain information to be reported about securitizations by the originator, sponsor or special purpose entity. The opinion includes the format for making the required information available and reporting templates for different types of securitization.

ESMA had published a final report in August 2018, which contained the original draft RTS/ITS. The European Commission (EC) subsequently asked ESMA to make certain amendments in order to reduce the likely administrative burden on reporting entities.

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