The Data Reporting Challenge: U.S. Swap Data Reporting and Financial Market Infrastructure
31 Pages Posted: 2 Mar 2020
Date Written: February 19, 2020
This chapter describes the past and present regulatory reporting landscape for U.S. swap data and financial market infrastructures (FMIs). It argues that standards are essential to ensure that both the data and the technology supporting the reporting process are fit for purpose and are dynamic enough that changing data needs are available quickly in times of stress. It contends that U.S. regulators must accelerate their work to harmonize U.S. reporting requirements at home and work with those abroad to align them globally. The chapter builds on the lessons learned from current swap and FMI data reporting regimes to inform the rethinking of financial reporting generally and the process of financial regulation to make them more effective and efficient. To realize those goals, regulators and industry must learn to rely on data rather than reports and must collaborate to align their use of these data and standardize them to make them interoperable.
Keywords: data reporting, data standards, financial regulation
JEL Classification: G18, G28, K2, L51
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