Trade & Transaction Reporting Services

Identify failings in the completeness, accuracy, and timeliness of your MiFID/MiFIR and EMIR regulatory reporting with our team of experts.

The requirement to report details of transactions has existed for many years but, as regulations have evolved, this has become increasingly onerous and complex. The FCA has identified improved regulatory reporting as one of its supervisory priorities, having already levied fines of varying sizes totaling more than £130m for reporting errors or omissions under MiFID and EMIR.

Our award winning trade and transaction reporting solutions help your firm identify failings in the completeness, accuracy, and timeliness of your trade and transaction reports. The prompt identification of errors can significantly reduce the cost and reputational risk from regulatory scrutiny and enforcement as well as the operational burden of re-reporting.

Our solutions

Systems and Controls Reviews

For one-off or recurring reviews of the controls surrounding your firm’s reporting framework.

By looking at both the design and operation of those controls, we help ensure that you have the appropriate monitoring, oversight and governance arrangements in place to facilitate correct reporting. These reviews are available for a combination of reporting regimes, in addition to the ARRMA service or as a standalone service.

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For a regular, cost-effective solution to analyse the data included in your firm’s reports and identify issues relating to the accuracy, completeness and timeliness.

By blending technology with consulting services, our award winning solution helps firms undertake meaningful monitoring that would otherwise require intensive, expensive and burdensome internal resources. Our reviews can be conducted monthly or quarterly with costs determined on a sliding scale to reflect report volumes.

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Training

We provide training for topics including transaction reporting, EMIR, market abuse, trade surveillance, senior management obligations, governance and compliance officer roles and responsibilities.

These are delivered by one of our specialist trainers and can be customised to meet your firm’s needs.

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Solution Spotlight

Complimentary transaction reporting review

Take advantage of a complimentary one-time ARRMA lite reporting analysis to help identify the percentage of your reports featuring an error.

97% of firms analysed by our award winning ARRMA service have shown errors in their reporting* and many firms are still in breach by not incorporating market data processor (MDP) data in their MiFIR transaction reporting monitoring.

This complimentary analysis will help you get an independent overview of the health of your reporting framework. It includes a summary report identifying, among other things, the percentage of reports submitted that include an error and the number and type of errors affecting those reports.

Our team

Matthew Chapman

Matthew Chapman

Managing Director and Co-Lead, ACA's Regulatory Reporting & Assurance (ARRMA) Service.

Matthew is a Managing Director at ACA, responsible for regulatory implementation projects and co-lead on ACA's Regulatory Reporting & Assurance (ARRMA) Service.

Charlotte Longman

Charlotte Longman

Director and Co-Lead, ACA's Regulatory Reporting & Assurance (ARRMA) Service.

Charlotte Longman is a Director in ACA's UK regulatory compliance team. She specialses in implementation projects and client project delivery programmes in areas such a transaction reporting and market abuse, and is co-lead on ACA's Regulatory Reporting & Assurance (ARRMA) Service.

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Andraé Young

Consultant

Andraé is a European based compliance consultant and regulatory reporting subject matter leader.

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Why work with us?

Our deep expertise

Our deep expertise in compliance and market surveillance technology can help strengthen your trade and transaction reporting programme, identify potential business and compliance risks, and avoid potential problems arising with key stakeholders, regulators, and current and prospective clients.

Our specialist team

Our specialist team has performed numerous EMIR and MiFIR reviews, from high-level control testing to full scope data analysis, logic specification and control design projects.

Our insights and benchmarking

We provide insights from quantitative ARRMA peer analysis to help you understand how your firm compares to its industry peers. This benchmarking is a valuable addition to your firm’s management body reporting as part of ongoing governance.

Latest trade and transaction reporting insights

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European Regulator Fines Major Trade Repository for EMIR Breaches

The EU’s securities markets regulator, European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), recently fined a major trade repository for eight breaches of the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR). We examine why it’s vital that firms review the quality of their reporting, including where it is being delegated, to be sure it meets regulatory expectations.

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Peer Analysis Infographic | MIFIR Transaction Reporting: Perception vs. Reality

When it comes to MiFIR Transaction reporting how confident are you? Or more importantly, how confident should you be? Our peer analysis infographic reveals worrying results that suggest that most firms still have a long way to go

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ACA's Regulatory Reporting Monitoring & Assurance (ARRMA) service winner of the 2021 HFM European Technology Awards

Within a year of launching, ACA Group is delighted to announce that our ACA Regulatory Reporting Monitoring & Assurance (ARRMA) service has been selected as Best Regulatory Reporting Solution in the 2021 HFM European Technology Awards.

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Majority of Firms in Breach of Transaction Reporting Requirements

Data from a Freedom of Information Request to the FCA has revealed that firms are either transaction reporting incorrectly or not adhering to the MiFIR requirement to monitor their reporting using submission data made available to them by the FCA.

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Brexit: EMIR Reporting - Getting the Right Repository

Brexit is another in a long line of moving goalposts that requires firms to revisit their EMIR reporting arrangements. Are you confident your reports are being submitted correctly? Download our guidance to learn more.

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New Research Shows That 97% of Firms are Reporting Incorrectly Under MiFIR/EMIR

Recent research and analysis shows 97% of reports under MIFIR/EMIR contain inaccuracies, on average each report has 30 separate error types. But worryingly, despite this, 87% of firms are confident in the quality of their reports. On the anniversary of EMIR REFIT, data quality is still poor

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Featured webcasts

MiFIR Transaction Reporting: A Practical Guide

Join us on Monday, 19 July at 11:00am BST for a complimentary webcast to mark the forthcoming launch of AIMA’s MiFIR Transaction Reporting Guide that has been developed with the support of ACA Group.

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EMIR Refit: Reporting Checklist

The most recent phase of the amended European Market Infrastructure Regulation (“EMIR REFIT” or simply “REFIT”) came into effect on 18 June 2020. These latest requirements are designed to simplify a derivatives regime currently seen as burdensome to some market participants, particularly those whose risk profile is unlikely to impact macro stability.

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Michael Borts joins ACA Group as the new Chief Technology Officer

Michael Borts has joined the firm as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to lead ACA’s technology development, vision, and strategy. In his role, he will oversee all product development for ACA’s award-winning ComplianceAlpha® regulatory technology platform and technology enablement at the firm.

ACA Group Acquires Catelas to Create Industry-first 360 Surveillance Offering

The acquisition of Catelas further enhances the holistic surveillance capabilities of ACA’s RegTech platform. Catelas’ patented technology automates the mapping of how people connect and form groups within a firm, isolates collusion risk, and detects high-risk behaviors.

ACA Group and the Investment Adviser Association Announce Strategic Partnership

ACA Group (ACA), a leading provider of governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) advisory services and technology solutions, today announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with the Investment Adviser Association (IAA), a leading organization dedicated to advancing the interests of investment advisers.