ESMA sets out final position on Share Trading Obligation

ESMA sets out final position on Share Trading Obligation

Monday 26 October 2020 08:15

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, has released a public statement that clarifies the application of the European Union’s (EU) trading obligation for shares (STO) following the end of the UK’s transition from the EU on 31 December 2020.

The statement outlines that the trading of shares with a European Economic Area (EEA) ISIN on a UK trading venue in UK pound sterling (GBP) by EU investment firms will not be subject to the EU STO. This currency approach supplements the EEA-ISIN approach outlined in a previous...

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