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 range of 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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ACA Regulatory Reporting Monitoring & Assurance Support (ARRMA)

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 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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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 ARRMA lite review

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

100% of firms analysed by our 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.

* As at 31 October 2020

Our team

Matthew Chapman

Matthew Chapman

Managing Director

Matthew is a Managing Director at ACA, responsible for regulatory implementation projects.

Charlotte Longman

Charlotte Longman


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.

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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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ESMA has published a final report assessing the functioning of the Transaction Reporting regime under Article 26 of the Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (“MiFIR”). Among a number of proposed changes perhaps the most impactful is the recommendation that UCITS management companies and AIFMs that are providing one or more MiFID services (i.e., Collective Portfolio Management or ‘CPMI’ firms) should be subject to transaction reporting

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Trade and Transaction Reporting: Perfect Storm or Opportunity Knocking?

As geopolitical change and uncertainty, regulatory sabre-rattling and industry shake-ups combine to create a perfect storm, we examine the impact for financial services firms on their trade and transaction reporting obligations under MiFIR, EMIR and SFTR.

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New Focus on Senior Manager Responsibility for Regulatory Reporting

Regulators are placing increasing importance on senior managers taking personal responsibility and accountability for regulatory reporting under SM&CR. We examine what this means for firms in scope of the MiFIR, EMIR or SFTR reporting regime.

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Abide Closure – What Happens Next?

With CME winding down Abide, its European regulatory reporting platform, many firms now face a complex, time-critical move to an alternative transaction reporting provider. We explore what this means for affected firms and what's needed to ensure ongoing compliance.

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Transaction Reporting: Seven More to Study

Following on from Market Watch 59, the FCA has just published Market Watch 62 where yet again it is taking aim at the numerous data quality issues seen in MiFIR transaction reports. The FCA’s persistent focus on the topic and the fact that many firms do not appear to be taking on board their observations make it increasingly likely that the FCA’s patience might be wearing thin.

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EMIR Refit: Reporting Checklist

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