THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,
Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,
Having regard to Regulation (EU) 2017/2402 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2017 laying down a general framework for securitisation and creating a specific framework for simple, transparent and standardised securitisation, and amending Directives 2009/65/EC, 2009/138/EC and 2011/61/EU and Regulations (EC) No 1060/2009 and (EU) No 648/2012
(1) OJ L 347, 28.12.2017, p. 35.
To facilitate effective and harmonised notifications, information regarding securitisations meeting the requirements on simple, transparent and standardised criteria (STS) set out in Articles 19 to 22 and Articles 23 to 26 of Regulation (EU) 2017/2402 should be reported to the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) in a consistent format and in accordance with uniform standards.
The provision of information in a harmonised format allows for efficient data collection by ESMA and facilitates consistency checks and assessment of completeness by investors and competent authorities. The format for each of the fields to be reported in a STS notification should therefore be specified and any information submitted to ESMA should be submitted electronically.
This Regulation is based on the draft implementing technical standards submitted by ESMA to the Commission in accordance with Article 15 of Regulation (EU) No 1095/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council.
(2) Regulation (EU) No 1095/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 November 2010 establishing a European Supervisory Authority (European Securities and Markets Authority), amending Decision 716/2009/EC and repealing Commission Decision 2009/77/EC (OJ L 331, 15.12.2010, p. 84).
ESMA has conducted an open public consultation on the draft implementing technical standards on which this Regulation is based, analysed the potential related costs and benefits and requested the opinion of the Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group established by Article 37 of Regulation (EU) No 1095/2010,
HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION: