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SECTION 7 Resources and procedures

Article 16 Information Technology resources and outsourcing

An application for registration as a trade repository shall contain the following information relating to information technology resources:

  1. (a)

    a detailed description of the information technology system including the relevant business requirements, functional and technical specifications, system architectural and technical design, data model and data flows, and operations and administrative procedures and manuals;

  2. (b)

    user facilities developed by the applicant in order to provide services to the relevant users, including a copy of any user manual and internal procedures;

  3. (c)

    the investment and renewal policies on information technology resources of the applicant;

  4. (d)

    the outsourcing arrangements entered into by the applicant, including:

    1. (i)

      detailed definitions of the services to be provided, including measurable scope of those services, the granularity of the activities as well as conditions under which those activities are rendered, and their timelines;

    2. (ii)

      service level agreements with clear roles and responsibilities, metrics and targets for every key requirement of the trade repository that is outsourced, the methods employed to monitor the service level of the outsourced functions and the measures or actions to be taken in the event of not meeting service level targets;

    3. (iii)

      a copy of the contracts governing such arrangements.

Article 17 Ancillary services

Where an applicant, an undertaking within its group, or an undertaking with which the applicant has an agreement relating to trading or post-trading service offers, or plans to offer any ancillary services, its application for registration as a trade repository shall contain the following information:

  1. (a)

    a description of the ancillary services that the applicant, or the undertaking within its group, performs and a description of any agreement that the trade repository may have with companies offering trading, post-trading, or other related services, as well as copies of such agreements;

  2. (b)

    the procedures and policies that ensure the necessary degree of operational separation in terms of resources, systems and procedures, between the applicant's trade repository services under Regulation (EU) No 648/2012 and other business lines, including those business lines that comprise the provision of services under UK or third country legislation, irrespective of whether that separate business line is run by the trade repository, a company belonging to its holding company, or any other company within which it has an agreement in the context of the trading or post-trading chain or business line.