The Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities (the “Joint Committee” and the “ESAs“, respectively) has published a report on the implementation and functioning of the EU Securitisation Regulation (the “EUSR“) on 17 May 2021 (the “Report“).

The Report has been published pursuant to Article 44 of the Securitisation Regulation, which required the Joint Committee to publish a report by 1 January 2021 (and every three years thereafter) on (a) the implementation of the requirements for “STS” (simple, transparent and standardised) securitisations, (b) an assessment of the actions taken by the EU competent authorities on material risks and vulnerabilities and the actions of market participants to further standardise securitisation documentation, (c) the functioning of the due diligence requirements of Article 5 and the transparency requirements of Article 7 of the EUSR, and the level of transparency of the securitisation market, and (d) the risk retention requirements of Article 6 including compliance by market participants and the methods of risk retention.

The Report will be used by the European Commission (the “Commission“) for the preparation of its report to the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union on the functioning of the EUSR, which is due by 1 January 2022, pursuant to Article 46 of the EUSR, and which may be accompanied by a legislative proposal.  It is therefore an important step in relation to the regime for EU securitisations which was established by the EUSR when it became applicable on 1 January 2019.

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