The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has issued a communication clarifying the reporting of reference data under the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR).

ESMA states that following the agreed one year delay in application of both MiFID II and MiFIR certain provisions of MAR will also be delayed by a year. Specifically, the requirements set out under article 4(2) and (3) will apply from 3 January 2018. However, the application date of the requirement in article 4(1) remains 3 July 2016.

View ESMA communication on reporting of reference data under MAR, 25 May 2016