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Consolidated text: Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/587 of 14 July 2016 supplementing Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council on markets in financial instruments with regard to regulatory technical standards on transparency requirements for trading venues and investment firms in respect of shares, depositary receipts, exchange-traded funds, certificates and other similar financial instruments and on transaction execution obligations in respect of certain shares on a trading venue or by a systematic internaliser (Text with EEA relevance)Text with EEA relevance

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COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) 2017/587

of 14 July 2016

supplementing Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council on markets in financial instruments with regard to regulatory technical standards on transparency requirements for trading venues and investment firms in respect of shares, depositary receipts, exchange-traded funds, certificates and other similar financial instruments and on transaction execution obligations in respect of certain shares on a trading venue or by a systematic internaliser

(Text with EEA relevance)

(OJ L 087 31.3.2017, p. 387)

Amended by:

 

 

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COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) 2019/442 of 12 December 2018

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COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) 2017/587

of 14 July 2016

supplementing Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council on markets in financial instruments with regard to regulatory technical standards on transparency requirements for trading venues and investment firms in respect of shares, depositary receipts, exchange-traded funds, certificates and other similar financial instruments and on transaction execution obligations in respect of certain shares on a trading venue or by a systematic internaliser

(Text with EEA relevance)



CHAPTER I

GENERAL

Article 1

Definitions

For the purposes of this Regulation, the following definitions apply:

(1) ‘portfolio trade’ means transactions in five or more different financial instruments where those transactions are traded at the same time by the same client and as a single lot against a specific reference price;

(2) ‘give-up transaction’ or ‘give-in transaction’ means a transaction where an investment firm passes a client trade to, or receives a client trade from, another investment firm for the purpose of post-trade processing;

(3) ‘securities financing transaction’ means a securities financing transaction as defined in Article 3(6) of Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/577;

(4) ‘systematic internaliser’ means an investment firm as defined in Article 4(1)(20) of Directive 2014/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council ( 1 ).

Article 2

Transactions not contributing to the price discovery process

(Article 23(1) of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014)

A transaction in shares does not contribute to the price discovery process where any of the following circumstances apply:

(a) the transaction is executed by reference to a price that is calculated over multiple time instances according to a given benchmark, including transactions executed by reference to a volume-weighted average price or a time-weighted average price;

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(b) the transaction is part of a portfolio trade which includes five or more different shares;

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(c) the transaction is contingent on the purchase, sale, creation or redemption of a derivative contract or other financial instrument where all the components of the trade are to be executed only as a single lot;

(d) the transaction is executed by a management company as defined in Article 2(1)(b) of Directive 2009/65/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council ( 2 ), or an alternative investment fund manager as defined in Article 4(1)(b) of Directive 2011/61/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council ( 3 ), which transfers the beneficial ownership of shares from one collective investment undertaking to another and where no investment firm is a party to the transaction;

(e) the transaction is a give-up transaction or a give-in transaction;

(f) the purpose of the transaction is to transfer shares as collateral in bilateral transactions or in the context of central counterparty (CCP) margin or collateral requirements or as part of the default management process of a CCP;

(g) the transaction results in the delivery of shares in the context of the exercise of convertible bonds, options, covered warrants or other similar derivatives;

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(i) the transaction is carried out under the rules or procedures of a trading venue, a CCP or a central securities depository to effect a buy-in of unsettled transactions in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 909/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council ( 4 ).



CHAPTER II

PRE-TRADE TRANSPARENCY



Section 1

Pre-trade transparency for trading venues

Article 3

Pre-trade transparency obligations

(Article 3(1) and (2) of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014)

1.  Market operators and investment firms operating a trading venue shall make public the range of bid and offer prices and the depth of trading interest at those prices. The information is to be made public in accordance with the type of trading systems they operate as set out in Table 1 of Annex I.

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2.  The transparency requirements referred to in paragraph 1 shall also apply to any ‘actionable indication of interest’ as defined in Article 2(1)(33) of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 and pursuant to Article 3 of that Regulation.

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Article 4

Most relevant market in terms of liquidity

(Article 4(1)(a) of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014)

1.  For the purposes of Article 4(1)(a) of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014, the most relevant market in terms of liquidity for a share, depositary receipt, ETF, certificate or other similar financial instrument shall be considered to be the trading venue with the highest turnover within the Union for that financial instrument.

2.  For the purpose of determining the most relevant markets in terms of liquidity in accordance with paragraph 1, competent authorities shall calculate the turnover in accordance with the methodology set out in Article 17(4) in respect of each financial instrument for which they are the competent authority and for each trading venue where that financial instrument is traded.

3.  The calculation referred to in paragraph 2 shall have the following characteristics:

(a) it shall include, for each trading venue, transactions executed under the rules of that trading venue excluding reference price and negotiated transactions flagged as set out in Table 4 of Annex I and transactions executed on the basis of at least one order that has benefitted from a large-in-scale waiver and where the transaction size is above the applicable large-in-scale threshold as determined in accordance with Article 7;

(b) it shall cover either the preceding calendar year or, where applicable, the period of the preceding calendar year during which the financial instrument was admitted to trading or traded on a trading venue and was not suspended from trading.

4.  Until the most relevant market in terms of liquidity for a specific financial instrument is determined in accordance with the procedure specified in paragraphs 1 to 3, the most relevant market in terms of liquidity shall be the trading venue where that financial instrument is first admitted to trading or first traded.

5.  Paragraphs 2 and 3 shall not apply to shares, depositary receipts, ETFs, certificates and other similar financial instruments which were first admitted to trading or first traded on a trading venue four weeks or less before the end of the preceding calendar year.

Article 5

Specific characteristics of negotiated transactions

(Article 4(1)(b) of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014)

A negotiated transaction in shares, depositary receipts, ETF, certificates or other similar financial instruments shall be considered to be a transaction which is negotiated privately but reported under the rules of a trading venue and where any of the following circumstances applies:

(a) two members or participants of that trading venue are involved in any of the following capacities:

(i) one is dealing on own account when the other is acting on behalf of a client;

(ii) both are dealing on own account;

(iii) both are acting on behalf of a client;

(b) one member or participant of that trading venue is either of the following:

(i) acting on behalf of both the buyer and seller;

(ii) dealing on own account against a client order.

Article 6

Negotiated transactions subject to conditions other than the current market price

(Article 4(1)(b) of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014)

A negotiated transaction in shares, depositary receipts, ETFs, certificates and other similar financial instruments shall be subject to conditions other than the current market price of the financial instrument where any of the following circumstances applies:

(a) the transaction is executed in reference to a price that is calculated over multiple time instances according to a given benchmark, including transactions executed by reference to a volume-weighted average price or a time-weighted average price;

(b) the transaction is part of a portfolio trade;

(c) the transaction is contingent on the purchase, sale, creation or redemption of a derivative contract or other financial instrument where all the components of the trade are meant to be executed as a single lot;

(d) the transaction is executed by a management company as defined in Article 2(1)(b) of Directive 2009/65/EC or an alternative investment fund manager as defined in Article 4(1)(b) of Directive 2011/61/EU which transfers the beneficial ownership of financial instruments from one collective investment undertaking to another and where no investment firm is a party to the transaction;

(e) the transaction is a give-up transaction or a give-in transaction;

(f) the transaction has as its purpose the transferring of financial instruments as collateral in bilateral transactions or in the context of a CCP margin or collateral requirements or as part of the default management process of a CCP;

(g) the transaction results in the delivery of financial instruments in the context of the exercise of convertible bonds, options, covered warrants or other similar financial derivative;

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(i) the transaction is carried out under the rules or procedures of a trading venue, a CCP or a central securities depository to effect buy-in of unsettled transactions in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 909/2014;

(j) any other transaction equivalent to one of those described in points (a) to (i) in that it is contingent on technical characteristics which are unrelated to the current market valuation of the financial instrument traded.

Article 7

Orders that are large in scale

(Article 4(1)(c) of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014)

1.  An order in respect of a share, depositary receipt, certificate or other similar financial instrument shall be considered to be large in scale where the order is equal to or larger than the minimum size of orders set out in Tables 1 and 2 of Annex II.

2.  An order in respect of an ETF shall be considered to be large in scale where the order is equal to or larger than EUR 1 000 000 .

3.  For the purpose of determining orders that are large in scale, competent authorities shall calculate, in accordance with paragraph 4, the average daily turnover in respect of shares, depositary receipts, certificates and other similar financial instruments traded on a trading venue.

4.  The calculation referred to in paragraph 3 shall have the following characteristics:

(a) it shall include transactions executed in the Union in respect of the financial instrument, whether traded on or outside a trading venue;

(b) it shall cover the period beginning on 1 January of the preceding calendar year and ending on 31 December of the preceding calendar year or, where applicable, that part of the calendar year during which the financial instrument was admitted to trading or traded on a trading venue and was not suspended from trading.

Paragraphs 3 and 4 shall not apply to shares, depositary receipts, certificates and other similar financial instruments first admitted to trading or first traded on a trading venue four weeks or less before the end of the preceding calendar year.

5.  Unless the price or other relevant conditions for the execution of an order are amended, the waiver referred to in Article 4(1) of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 shall continue to apply in respect of an order that is large in scale when entered into an order book but that, following partial execution, falls below the threshold applicable for that financial instrument as determined in accordance with paragraphs 1 and 2.

6.  Before a share, depositary receipt, certificate or other similar financial instrument is traded for the first time on a trading venue in the Union, the competent authority shall estimate the average daily turnover for that financial instrument taking into account any previous trading history of that financial instrument and of other financial instruments that are considered to have similar characteristics, and ensure publication of that estimate.

7.  The estimated average daily turnover referred to in paragraph 6 shall be used for the calculation of orders that are large in scale during a six-week period following the date that the share, depositary receipt, certificate or other similar financial instrument was admitted to trading or first traded on a trading venue.

8.  The competent authority shall calculate and ensure publication of the average daily turnover based on the first four weeks of trading before the end of the six-week period referred to in paragraph 7.

9.  The average daily turnover referred to in paragraph 8 shall be used for the calculation of orders that are large in scale and until an average daily turnover calculated in accordance with paragraph 3 applies.

10.  For the purposes of this Article, the average daily turnover shall be calculated by dividing the total turnover for a particular financial instrument as specified in Article 17(4) by the number of trading days in the period considered. The number of trading days in the period considered is the number of trading days on the most relevant market in terms of liquidity for that financial instrument as determined in accordance with Article 4.

Article 8

Type and minimum size of orders held in an order management facility

(Article 4(1)(d) of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014)

1.  The type of order held in an order management facility of a trading venue pending disclosure for which pre-trade transparency obligations may be waived is an order which:

(a) is intended to be disclosed to the order book operated by the trading venue and is contingent on objective conditions that are pre-defined by the system's protocol;

(b) cannot interact with other trading interests prior to disclosure to the order book operated by the trading venue;

(c) once disclosed to the order book, interacts with other orders in accordance with the rules applicable to orders of that kind at the time of disclosure.

2.  Orders held in an order management facility of a trading venue pending disclosure for which pre-trade transparency obligations may be waived shall, at the point of entry and following any amendment, have one of the following sizes:

(a) in the case of a reserve order, a size that is greater than or equal to EUR 10 000 ;

(b) for all other orders, a size that is greater than or equal to the minimum tradable quantity set in advance by the system operator under its rules and protocols.

3.  A reserve order as referred to in paragraph 2(a) shall be considered a limit order consisting of a disclosed order relating to a portion of a quantity and a non-disclosed order relating to the remainder of the quantity where the non-disclosed quantity is capable of execution only after its release to the order book as a new disclosed order.



Section 2

Pre-trade transparency for systematic internalisers and investment firms trading outside a trading venue

Article 9

Arrangements for the publication of a firm quote

(Article 14(1) of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014)

Any arrangement that a systematic internaliser adopts in order to comply with the obligation to make public firm quotes shall satisfy the following conditions:

(a) the arrangement includes all reasonable steps necessary to ensure that the information to be published is reliable, monitored continuously for errors, and corrected as soon as errors are detected;

(b) the arrangement complies with technical arrangements equivalent to those specified for approved publication arrangements (APAs) in Article 15 of Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/571 that facilitate the consolidation of the data with similar data from other sources;

(c) the arrangement makes the information available to the public on a non-discriminatory basis;

(d) the arrangement includes the publication of the time the quotes have been entered or amended in accordance with Article 50 of Directive 2014/65/EU as specified in Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/574 ( 5 ).

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Article 10

Prices reflecting prevailing market conditions

(Article 14(3) of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014)

The prices published by a systematic internaliser shall be deemed to reflect prevailing market conditions where they are close in price, at the time of publication, to quotes of equivalent sizes for the same financial instrument on the most relevant market in terms of liquidity as determined in accordance with Article 4 for that financial instrument.

However, the prices published by a systematic internaliser in respect of shares and depositary receipts shall be deemed to reflect prevailing market conditions only where those prices meet the requirements set out in the first paragraph of this Article and respect minimum price increments corresponding to the tick sizes specified in Article 2 of Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 2017/588 ( 6 ).

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Article 11

Standard market size

(Article 14(2) and (4) of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014)

1.  The standard market size for shares, depositary receipts, ETFs, certificates and other similar financial instruments for which there is a liquid market shall be determined on the basis of the average value of transactions for each financial instrument calculated in accordance with paragraphs 2 and 3 and in accordance with Table 3 of Annex II.

2.  For the purpose of determining the standard market size which is applicable to a specific financial instrument as set out in paragraph 1, competent authorities shall calculate the average value of transactions in respect of all the shares, depositary receipts, ETFs, certificates and other similar financial instruments traded on a trading venue for which there is a liquid market and for which they are the competent authority.

3.  The calculation referred to in paragraph 2 shall have the following characteristics:

(a) it shall take into account the transactions executed in the Union in respect of the financial instrument concerned whether executed on or outside a trading venue;

(b) it shall cover either the preceding calendar year or, where applicable, the period of the preceding calendar year during which the financial instrument was admitted to trading or traded on a trading venue and was not suspended from trading;

(c) it shall exclude post-trade large-in-scale transactions as set out in Table 4 of Annex I.

Paragraphs 2 and 3 shall not apply to shares, depositary receipts, ETFs, certificates and other similar financial instruments first admitted to trading or first traded on a trading venue four weeks or less before the end of the preceding calendar year.

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4.  Before a share, depositary receipt, ETF, certificate or other similar financial instrument is traded for the first time on a trading venue in the Union, the competent authority shall estimate the average value of transactions for that financial instrument taking into account any previous trading history of that financial instrument and of other financial instruments that are considered to have similar characteristics, and ensure publication of that estimate.

5.  The estimated average value of transactions laid down in paragraph 4 shall be used to determine the standard market size for a share, depositary receipt, ETF, certificate or other similar financial instrument during a six-week period following the date that the share, depositary receipt, ETF, certificate or other similar financial instrument was first admitted to trading or first traded on a trading venue.

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6.  The competent authority shall calculate and ensure publication of the average value of transactions based on the first four weeks of trading before the end of the six-week period referred to in paragraph 5.

7.  The average value of transactions in paragraph 6 shall apply immediately after its publication and until a new average value of transactions calculated in accordance with paragraphs 2 and 3 applies.

8.  For the purposes of this Article, the average value of transactions shall be calculated by dividing the total turnover for a particular financial instrument as set out in Article 17(4) by the total number of transactions executed for that financial instrument in the period considered.



CHAPTER III

POST-TRADE TRANSPARENCY FOR TRADING VENUES AND INVESTMENT FIRMS TRADING OUTSIDE A TRADING VENUE

Article 12

Post-trade transparency obligations

(Article 6(1) and Article 20(1) and (2) of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014)

1.  Market operators and investment firms operating a trading venue and investment firms trading outside the rules of a trading venue shall make public the details of each transaction by applying reference Tables 2, 3 and 4 of Annex I.

2.  Where a previously published trade report is cancelled, investment firms trading outside a trading venue and market operators and investment firms operating a trading venue shall make public a new trade report which contains all the details of the original trade report and the cancellation flag specified in Table 4 of Annex I.

3.  Where a previously published trade report is amended, market operators and investment firms operating a trading venue and investment firms trading outside a trading venue shall make the following information public:

(a) a new trade report that contains all the details of the original trade report and the cancellation flag specified in Table 4 of Annex I;

(b) a new trade report that contains all the details of the original trade report with all necessary details corrected and the amendment flag specified in Table 4 of Annex I.

4.  Where a transaction between two investment firms is concluded outside the rules of a trading venue, either on own account or on behalf of clients, only the investment firm that sells the financial instrument concerned shall make the transaction public through an APA.

5.  By way of derogation from paragraph 4, where only one of the investment firms party to the transaction is a systematic internaliser in the given financial instrument and it is acting as the buying firm, only that firm shall make the transaction public through an APA, informing the seller of the action taken.

6.  Investment firms shall take all reasonable steps to ensure that the transaction is made public as a single transaction. For that purpose, two matching trades entered at the same time and for the same price with a single party interposed shall be considered to be a single transaction.

Article 13

Application of post-trade transparency to certain types of transactions executed outside a trading venue

(Article 20(1) of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014)

The obligation in Article 20(1) of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 shall not apply to the following:

(a) excluded transactions listed under Article 2(5) of Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/590 ( 7 ) where applicable;

(b) transactions executed by a management company as defined in Article 2(1)(b) of Directive 2009/65/EC or an alternative investment fund manager as defined in Article 4(1)(b) of Directive 2011/61/EU which transfers the beneficial ownership of financial instruments from one collective investment undertaking to another and where no investment firm is a party to the transaction;

(c) give-up transactions and give-in transactions;

(d) transfers of financial instruments as collateral in bilateral transactions or in the context of a CCP margin or collateral requirements or as part of the default management process of a CCP.

Article 14

Real time publication of transactions

(Article 6(1) of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014)

1.  For transactions that take place on a given trading venue, post-trade information shall be made public in the following circumstances:

(a) where the transaction takes place during the daily trading hours of the trading venue, as close to real-time as is technically possible and in any case within one minute of the relevant transaction;

(b) where the transaction takes place outside the daily trading hours of the trading venue, before the opening of the next trading day for that trading venue.

2.  For transactions that take place outside a trading venue, post-trade information shall be made public in the following circumstances:

(a) where the transaction takes place during the daily trading hours of the most relevant market in terms of liquidity determined in accordance with Article 4 for the share, depositary receipt, ETF, certificate or other similar financial instrument concerned, or during the investment firm's daily trading hours, as close to real-time as is technically possible and in any case within one minute of the relevant transaction;

(b) where the transaction takes place in any case not covered by point (a), immediately upon the commencement of the investment firm's daily trading hours and at the latest before the opening of the next trading day of the most relevant market in terms of liquidity determined in accordance with Article 4.

3.  Information relating to a portfolio trade shall be made public with respect to each constituent transaction as close to real-time as is technically possible, having regard to the need to allocate prices to particular shares, depositary receipts, ETFs, certificates and other similar financial instruments. Each constituent transaction shall be assessed separately for the purposes of determining whether deferred publication in respect of that transaction is applicable pursuant to Article 15.

Article 15

Deferred publication of transactions

(Article 7(1) and 20(1) and (2) of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014)

1.  Where a competent authority authorises the deferred publication of the details of transactions pursuant to Article 7(1) of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014, market operators and investment firms operating a trading venue and investment firms trading outside a trading venue shall make public each transaction no later than at the end of the relevant period set out in Tables 4, 5 and 6 of Annex II provided that the following criteria are satisfied:

(a) the transaction is between an investment firm dealing on own account other than through matched principal trading and another counterparty;

(b) the size of the transaction is equal to or exceeds the relevant minimum qualifying size specified in Tables 4, 5 or 6 of Annex II, as appropriate.

2.  The relevant minimum qualifying size for the purposes of point (b) in paragraph 1 shall be determined in accordance with the average daily turnover calculated as set out in Article 7.

3.  For transactions for which deferred publication is permitted until the end of the trading day as specified in Tables 4, 5 and 6 of Annex II, investment firms trading outside a trading venue and market operators and investment firms operating a trading venue shall make public the details of those transactions either:

(a) as close to real-time as possible after the end of the trading day which includes the closing auction, where applicable, for transactions executed more than two hours before the end of the trading day;

(b) no later than noon local time on the next trading day for transactions not covered in point (a).

For transactions that take place outside a trading venue, references to trading days and closing auctions shall be those of the most relevant market in terms of liquidity as determined in accordance with Article 4.

4.  Where a transaction between two investment firms is executed outside the rules of a trading venue, the competent authority for the purpose of determining the applicable deferral regime shall be the competent authority of the investment firm responsible for making the trade public through an APA in accordance with paragraphs 5 and 6 of Article 12.

Article 16

References to trading day and daily trading hours

1.  A reference to a trading day in relation to a trading venue shall be a reference to any day during which that trading venue is open for trading.

2.  A reference to daily trading hours of a trading venue or an investment firm shall be a reference to the hours which the trading venue or investment firm establishes in advance and makes public as its trading hours.

3.  A reference to the opening of the trading day at a given trading venue shall be a reference to the commencement of the daily trading hours of that trading venue.

4.  A reference to the end of the trading day at a given trading venue shall be a reference to the end of the daily trading hours of that trading venue.



CHAPTER IV

PROVISIONS COMMON TO PRE-TRADE AND POST-TRADE TRANSPARENCY CALCULATIONS

Article 17

Methodology, date of publication and date of application of the transparency calculations

(Article 22(1) of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014)

1.  At the latest 14 months after the date of the entry into application of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 and by 1 March of each year thereafter, competent authorities shall, in relation to each financial instrument for which they are the competent authority, collect the data, calculate and ensure publication of the following information:

(a) the trading venue which is the most relevant market in terms of liquidity as set out in Article 4(2);

(b) the average daily turnover for the purpose of identifying the size of orders that are large in scale as set out in Article 7(3);

(c) the average value of transactions for the purpose of determining the standard market size as set out in Article 11(2).

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2.  Competent authorities, market operators and investment firms including investment firms operating a trading venue shall use the information published in accordance with paragraph 1 from 1 April of the year in which the information is published.

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3.  Competent authorities shall ensure that the information to be made public pursuant to paragraph 1 is updated on a regular basis for the purposes of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 and that all changes to a specific share, depositary receipt, ETF, certificate or other similar financial instrument which significantly affects the previous calculations and the published information are included in such updates.

4.  For the purposes of the calculations referred to in paragraph 1, the turnover in relation to a financial instrument shall be calculated by summing the results of multiplying, for each transaction executed during a defined period of time, the number of units of that instrument exchanged between the buyers and sellers by the unit price applicable to such transaction.

5.  After the end of the trading day, but before the end of the day, trading venues shall submit to competent authorities the details set out in Tables 1 and 2 of Annex III whenever the financial instrument is admitted to trading or first traded on that trading venue or whenever those previously submitted details have changed.

Article 18

Reference to competent authorities

(Article 22(1) of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014)

The competent authority for a specific financial instrument responsible for performing the calculations and ensuring the publication of the information referred to in Articles 4, 7, 11 and 17 shall be the competent authority of the most relevant market in terms of liquidity in Article 26 of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 and specified in Article 16 of Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/571.

Article 19

Transitional provisions

1.  By way of derogation from Article 17(1), competent authorities shall collect the data, calculate and ensure publication immediately upon their completion in accordance with the following timeframe:

(a) where the date on which financial instruments are traded for the first time on a trading venue within the Union is a date not less than 10 weeks prior to the date of application of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014, competent authorities shall publish the result of the calculations no later than four weeks prior to the date of application of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014;

(b) where the date on which financial instruments are traded for the first time on a trading venue within the Union is a date falling within the period commencing 10 weeks prior to the date of application of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 and ending on the day preceding the date of application of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014, competent authorities shall publish the result of the calculations no later than the date of application of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014.

2.  The calculations referred to in paragraph 1 shall be performed as follows:

(a) where the date on which financial instruments are traded for the first time on a trading venue within the Union is a date not less than 16 weeks prior to the date of application of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014, the calculations shall be based on data available for a 40-week reference period commencing 52 weeks prior to the date of application of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014;

(b) where the date on which financial instruments are traded for the first time on a trading venue within the Union is a date within the period commencing 16 weeks prior to the date of application of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 and ending 10 weeks prior to the date of application of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014, the calculations shall be based on data available for the first four week trading period of that financial instrument;

(c) where the date on which financial instruments are traded for the first time on a trading venue within the Union is a date falling within the period commencing 10 weeks prior to the date of application of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 and ending on the day preceding the date of application of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014, the calculations shall be based on the previous trading history of those financial instruments or other financial instruments considered to have similar characteristics to those financial instruments.

3.  Competent authorities, market operators and investment firms including investment firms operating a trading venue shall use the information published in accordance with paragraph 1 for the purposes of points (a) and (c) of Article 4(1) and paragraphs 2 and 4 of Article 14 of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 for a period of 15 months commencing on the date of application of that Regulation.

4.  During the period referred to in paragraph 3, competent authorities shall ensure the following with regard to the financial instruments referred to in points (b) and (c) of paragraph 2:

(a) that the information published in accordance with paragraph 1 remains appropriate for the purposes of points (a) and (c) of Article 4(1) and paragraphs 2 and 4 of Article 14 of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014;

(b) that the information published in accordance with paragraph 1 is updated on the basis of a longer trading period and a more comprehensive trading history, where necessary.

Article 20

Entry into force and application

This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

It shall apply from 3 January 2018.

However Article 19 shall apply from the date of entry into force of this Regulation.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.




ANNEX I

Information to be made public



Table 1

Description of the type of trading systems and the related information to be made public in accordance with Article 3

Type of trading system

Description of the trading system

Information to be made public

Continuous auction order book trading system

A system that by means of an order book and a trading algorithm operated without human intervention matches sell orders with buy orders on the basis of the best available price on a continuous basis.

The aggregate number of orders and the shares, depositary receipts, ETFs, certificates and other similar financial instruments that they represent at each price level for at least the five best bid and offer price levels.

Quote-driven trading system

A system where transactions are concluded on the basis of firm quotes that are continuously made available to participants, which requires the market makers to maintain quotes in a size that balances the needs of members and participants to deal in a commercial size and the risk to which the market maker exposes itself.

The best bid and offer by price of each market maker in shares, depositary receipts, ETFs, certificates and other similar financial instruments traded on the trading system, together with the volumes attaching to those prices.

The quotes made public shall be those that represent binding commitments to buy and sell the financial instruments and which indicate the price and volume of financial instruments in which the registered market makers are prepared to buy or sell. In exceptional market conditions, however, indicative or one-way prices may be allowed for a limited time.

Periodic auction trading system

A system that matches orders on the basis of a periodic auction and a trading algorithm operated without human intervention.

The price at which the auction trading system would best satisfy its trading algorithm in respect of shares, depositary receipts, ETFs, certificates and other similar financial instruments traded on the trading system and the volume that would potentially be executable at that price by participants in that system.

Request for quote trading system

A trading system where a quote or quotes are provided in response to a request for quote submitted by one or more members or participants. The quote is executable exclusively by the requesting member or participant. The requesting member or participant may conclude a transaction by accepting the quote or quotes provided to it on request.

The quotes and the attached volumes from any member or participant which, if accepted, would lead to a transaction under the system's rules. All submitted quotes in response to a request for quote may be published at the same time but not later than when they become executable.

Any other trading system

Any other type of trading system, including a hybrid system falling into two or more of the types of trading systems referred to in this table.

Adequate information as to the level of orders or quotes and of trading interest in respect of shares, depositary receipts, ETFs, certificates and other similar financial instruments traded on the trading system; in particular, the five best bid and offer price levels and/or two-way quotes of each market maker in that instrument, if the characteristics of the price discovery mechanism so permit.



Table 2

Symbol table for Table 3

Symbol

Data type

Definition

{ALPHANUM-n}

Up to n alphanumerical characters

Free text field.

{CURRENCYCODE_3}

3 alphanumerical characters

3-letter currency code, as defined by ISO 4217 currency codes

{DATE_TIME_FORMAT}

ISO 8601 date and time format

Date and time in the following format:

YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss.ddddddZ.

— ‘YYYY’ is the year;

— ‘MM’ is the month;

— ‘DD’ is the day;

— ‘T’ — means that the letter ‘T’ shall be used

— ‘hh’ is the hour;

— ‘mm’ is the minute;

— ‘ss.dddddd’ is the second and its fraction of a second;

— Z is UTC time.

Dates and times shall be reported in UTC.

{DECIMAL-n/m}

Decimal number of up to n digits in total of which up to m digits can be fraction digits

Numerical field for both positive and negative values.

— decimal separator is ‘.’ (full stop);

— negative numbers are prefixed with ‘–’ (minus);

Where applicable, values shall be rounded and not truncated.

{ISIN}

12 alphanumerical characters

ISIN code, as defined in ISO 6166

{MIC}

4 alphanumerical characters

Market identifier as defined in ISO 10383



Table 3

List of details for the purpose of post-trade transparency

Field identifier

Description and details to be published

Type of execution or publication venue

Format to be populated as defined in Table 2

Trading date and time

Date and time when the transaction was executed.

For transactions executed on a trading venue, the level of granularity shall be in accordance with the requirements set out in Article 2 of Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/574.

For transactions not executed on a trading venue, the date and time when the parties agree the content of the following fields: quantity, price, currencies in fields 31, 34 and 44 as specified in Table 2 of Annex 1 of Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/590, instrument identification code, instrument classification and underlying instrument code, where applicable. For transactions not executed on a trading venue the time reported shall be granular to at least the nearest second.

Where the transaction results from an order transmitted by the executing firm on behalf of a client to a third party where the conditions for transmission set out in Article 4 of Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/590 were not satisfied, this shall be the date and time of the transaction rather than the time of the order transmission.

Regulated Market (RM), Multilateral Trading Facility (MTF), Organised Trading Facility (OTF)

Approved Publication Arrangement (APA)

Consolidated tape provider (CTP)

{DATE_TIME_FORMAT}

Instrument identification code

Code used to identify the financial instrument

RM, MTF

APA

CTP

{ISIN}

Price

Traded price of the transaction excluding, where applicable, commission and accrued interest.

Where price is reported in monetary terms, it shall be provided in the major currency unit.

Where price is currently not available but pending, the value should be ‘PNDG’.

Where price is not applicable the field shall not be populated.

The information reported in this field shall be consistent with the values provided in field Quantity.

RM, MTF

APA

CTP

{DECIMAL-18/13} in case the price is expressed as monetary value

{DECIMAL-11/10} in case the price is expressed as percentage or yield

‘PNDG’ in case the price is not available

Price currency

Currency in which the price is expressed (applicable if the price is expressed as monetary value).

RM, MTF

APA

CTP

{CURRENCYCODE_3}

Quantity

Number of units of the financial instruments.

The nominal or monetary value of the financial instrument.

The information reported in this field shall be consistent with the values provided in field Price.

RM, MTF

APA

CTP

{DECIMAL-18/17} in case the quantity is expressed as number of units

{DECIMAL-18/5} in case the quantity is expressed as monetary or nominal value

Venue of execution

Identification of the venue where the transaction was executed.

Use the ISO 10383 segment MIC for transactions executed on a trading venue,. Where the segment MIC does not exist, use the operating MIC.

Use MIC code ‘XOFF’ for financial instruments admitted to trading or traded on a trading venue, where the transaction on that financial instrument is not executed on a trading venue, systematic internaliser or organised trading platform outside of the Union.

Use SINT for financial instruments admitted to trading or traded on a trading venue, where the transaction on that financial instrument is executed on a Systematic Internaliser.

RM, MTF

APA

CTP

trading venues: {MIC}

Systematic internalisers: ‘SINT’

Publication date and time

Date and time when the transaction was published by a trading venue or APA.

For transactions executed on a trading venue, the level of granularity shall be in accordance with the requirements set out in Article 2 of Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/574.

For transactions not executed on a trading venue, the date and time shall be granular to at least the nearest second.

RM, MTF

APA

CTP

{DATE_TIME_FORMAT}

Venue of Publication

Code used to identify the trading venue or APA publishing the transaction.

CTP

trading venue: {MIC}

APA: ISO 10383 segment MIC (4 characters) where available. Otherwise, 4-character code as published in the list of data reporting services providers on ESMA's website.

Transaction identification code

Alphanumerical code assigned by trading venues (pursuant to Article 12 of Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/580 (1)) and APAs and used in any subsequent reference to the specific trade.

The transaction identification code shall be unique, consistent and persistent per ISO 10383 segment MIC and per trading day. Where the trading venue does not use segment MICs, the transaction identification code shall be unique, consistent and persistent per operating MIC per trading day.

Where the APA does not use MICs, it should be unique, consistent and persistent per 4-character code used to identify the APA per trading day.

The components of the transaction identification code shall not disclose the identity of the counterparties to the transaction for which the code is maintained

RM, MTF

APA

CTP

{ALPHANUM-52}

(1)   Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/580 of 24 June 2016 supplementing Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to regulatory technical standards for the maintenance of relevant data relating to orders in financial instruments (see page 193 of this Official Journal).



Table 4

List of flags for the purpose of post-trade transparency

Flag

Name

Type of execution or publication venue

Description

‘BENC’

Benchmark transactions flag

RM, MTF

APA

CTP

Transactions executed in reference to a price that is calculated over multiple time instances according to a given benchmark, such as volume-weighted average price or time-weighted average price.

‘ACTX’

Agency cross transactions flag

APA

CTP

Transactions where an investment firm has brought together clients' orders with the purchase and the sale conducted as one transaction and involving the same volume and price.

‘NPFT’

Non-price forming transactions flag

RM, MTF

CTP

Transactions where the exchange of financial instruments is determined by factors other than the current market valuation of the financial instrument as listed under Article 13.

‘TNCP’

Transactions not contributing to the price discovery process for the purposes of Article 23 of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 flag

RM, MTF

APA

CTP

Transaction not contributing to the price discovery process for the purposes of Article 23 of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 and as set out in Article 2.

‘SDIV’

Special dividend transaction flag

RM, MTF

APA

CTP

Transactions that are either:

executed during the ex-dividend period where the dividend or other form of distribution accrues to the buyer instead of the seller; or

executed during the cum-dividend period where the dividend or other form of distribution accrues to the seller instead of the buyer.

‘LRGS’

Post-trade large in scale transaction flag

RM, MTF

APA

CTP

Transactions that are large in scale compared with normal market size for which deferred publication is permitted under Article 15.

‘RFPT’

Reference price transaction flag

RM, MTF

CTP

Transactions which are executed under systems operating in accordance with Article 4(1)(a) of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014.

‘NLIQ’

Negotiated transaction in liquid financial instruments flag

RM, MTF

CTP

Transactions executed in accordance with Article 4(1)(b)(i) of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014.

‘OILQ’

Negotiated transaction in illiquid financial instruments flag

RM, MTF

CTP

Transactions executed in accordance with Article 4(1)(b)(ii) of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014.

‘PRIC’

Negotiated transaction subject to conditions other than the current market price flag

RM, MTF

CTP

Transactions executed in accordance with Article 4(1)(b)(iii) of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 and as set out in Article 6.

‘ALGO’

Algorithmic transaction flag

RM, MTF

CTP

Transactions executed as a result of an investment firm engaging in algorithmic trading as defined in Article 4(1)(39) of Directive 2014/65/EU.

‘SIZE’

Transaction above the standard market size flag

APA

CTP

Transactions executed on a systematic internaliser where the size of the incoming order was above the standard market size as determined in accordance with Article 11.

‘ILQD’

Illiquid instrument transaction flag

APA

CTP

Transactions in illiquid instruments as determined in accordance with Articles 1 to 9 of Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/567 (1) executed on a systematic internaliser.

‘RPRI’

Transactions which have received price improvement flag

APA

CTP

Transactions executed on a systematic internaliser with a price improvement in accordance with Article 15(2) of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014.

‘CANC’

Cancellation flag

RM, MTF

APA

CTP

When a previously published transaction is cancelled.

‘AMND’

Amendment flag

RM, MTF

APA

CTP

When a previously published transaction is amended.

‘DUPL’

Duplicative trade reports flag

APA

When a transaction is reported to more than one APA in accordance with Article 17(1) of Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/571.

(1)   Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/567 of 18 May 2016 supplementing Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to definitions, transparency, portfolio compression and supervisory measures on product intervention and positions (see page 90 of this Official Journal).




ANNEX II

Orders large in scale compared with normal market size, standard market sizes and deferred publications and delays



Table 1

Orders large in scale compared with normal market size for shares and depositary receipts

Average daily turnover (ADT) in EUR

ADT < 50 000

50 000 ≤ ADT < 100 000

100 000 ≤ ADT < 500 000

500 000 ≤ ADT < 1 000 000

1 000 000 ≤ ADT < 5 000 000

5 000 000 ≤ ADT < 25 000 000

25 000 000 ≤ ADT < 50 000 000

50 000 000 ≤ ADT < 100 000 000

ADT ≥ 100 000 000

Minimum size of orders qualifying as large in scale compared with normal market size in EUR

15 000

30 000

60 000

100 000

200 000

300 000

400 000

500 000

650 000



Table 2

Orders large in scale compared with normal market size certificates and other similar financial instruments

Average daily turnover (ADT) in EUR

ADT < 50 000

ADT ≥ 50 000

Minimum size of orders qualifying as large in scale compared with normal market size in EUR

15 000

30 000



Table 3

Standard market sizes

Average value of transactions (AVT) in EUR

AVT < 20 000

20 000 ≤ AVT < 40 000

40 000 ≤ AVT < 60 000

60 000 ≤ AVT < 80 000

80 000 ≤ AVT < 100 000

100 000 ≤ AVT < 120 000

120 000 ≤ AVT < 140 000

Etc.

Standard market size

10 000

30 000

50 000

70 000

90 000

110 000

130 000

Etc.



Table 4

Deferred publication thresholds and delays for shares and depositary receipts

Average daily turnover (ADT) in EUR

Minimum qualifying size of transaction for permitted delay in EUR

Timing of publication after the transaction

> 100 m

10 000 000

60 minutes

20 000 000

120 minutes

35 000 000

End of the trading day

50 m-100 m

7 000 000

60 minutes

15 000 000

120 minutes

25 000 000

End of the trading day

25 m-50 m

5 000 000

60 minutes

10 000 000

120 minutes

12 000 000

End of the trading day

5 m-25 m

2 500 000

60 minutes

4 000 000

120 minutes

5 000 000

End of the trading day

1 m-5 m

450 000

60 minutes

750 000

120 minutes

1 000 000

End of the trading day

500 000 -1 m

75 000

60 minutes

150 000

120 minutes

225 000

End of the trading day

100 000 -500 000

30 000

60 minutes

80 000

120 minutes

120 000

End of the trading day

50 000 -100 000

15 000

60 minutes

30 000

120 minutes

50 000

End of the trading day

< 50 000

7 500

60 minutes

15 000

120 minutes

25 000

End of the next trading day



Table 5

Deferred publication thresholds and delays for ETFs

Minimum qualifying size of transaction for permitted delay in EUR

Timing of publication after the transaction

10 000 000

60 minutes

50 000 000

End of the trading day



Table 6

Deferred publication thresholds and delays for certificates and other similar financial instruments

Average daily turnover (ADT) in EUR

Minimum qualifying size of transaction for permitted delay in EUR

Timing of publication after the transaction

ADT < 50 000

15 000

120 minutes

30 000

End of the trading day

ADT ≥ 50 000

30 000

120 minutes

60 000

End of the trading day




ANNEX III

Reference data to be provided for the purpose of transparency calculations



Table 1

Symbol table

Symbol

Data Type

Definition

{ALPHANUM-n}

Up to n alphanumerical characters

Free text field.

{ISIN}

12 alphanumerical characters

ISIN code, as defined in ISO 6166

{MIC}

4 alphanumerical characters

Market identifier as defined in ISO 10383



Table 2

Details of the reference data to be provided for the purpose of transparency calculations

#

Field

Details to be reported

Format and standards for reporting

1

Instrument identification code

Code used to identify the financial instrument

{ISIN}

2

Instrument full name

Full name of the financial instrument

{ALPHANUM-350}

3

Trading venue

Segment MIC for the trading venue or systematic internaliser, where available, otherwise operational MIC.

{MIC}

4

MiFIR identifier

Identification of equity financial instruments

Shares as referred to in Article 4(44)(a) of Directive 2014/65/EU;

Depositary receipts as defined in Article 4(45) of Directive 2014/65/EU;

ETF as defined in Article 4(46) of Directive 2014/65/EU;

Certificates as defined in Article 2(1)(27) of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014;

Other equity-like financial instrument is a transferable security which is an equity instrument similar to a share, ETF, depositary receipt or certificate but other than a share, ETF, depositary receipt or certificate.

Equity financial instruments:

SHRS = shares

ETFS = ETFs

DPRS = depositary receipts

CRFT = certificates

OTHR = other equity-like financial instruments



( 1 ) Directive 2014/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 May 2014 on markets in financial instruments and amending Directive 2002/92/EC and Directive 2011/61/EU (OJ L 173, 12.6.2014, p. 349).

( 2 ) Directive 2009/65/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 July 2009 on the coordination of laws, regulations and administrative provisions relating to undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities (UCITS) (OJ L 302, 17.11.2009, p. 32).

( 3 ) Directive 2011/61/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2011 on Alternative Investment Fund Managers and amending Directives 2003/41/EC and 2009/65/EC and Regulations (EC) No 1060/2009 and (EU) No 1095/2010 (OJ L 174, 1.7.2011, p. 1).

( 4 ) Regulation (EU) No 909/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 July 2014 on improving securities settlement in the European Union and on central securities depositories and amending Directives 98/26/EC and 2014/65/EU and Regulation (EU) No 236/2012 (OJ L 257, 28.8.2014, p. 1).

( 5 ) Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/574 of 7 June 2016 supplementing Directive 2014/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to regulatory technical standards for the level of accuracy of business clocks (see page 148 of this Official Journal).

( 6 ) Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/588 of 14 July 2016 supplementing Directive 2014/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to regulatory technical standards on the tick size regime for shares, depositary receipts and exchange-traded funds (OJ L 87, 31.3.2017, p. 411).

( 7 ) Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/590 of 28 July 2016 supplementing Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to regulatory technical standards for the reporting of transactions to competent authorities (see page 449 of this Official Journal).

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