The Financial Stability Board (FSB) has today published a report on the governance arrangements for the globally harmonised Unique Product Identifier (UPI).
The UPI will uniquely identify the product involved in over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives transactions reported to trade repositories. This will help authorities to aggregate data on OTC derivatives transactions by product. Such aggregation will facilitate the effective use of OTC derivatives trade reporting data to help authorities assess systemic risk and detect market abuse. It will therefore deliver one of the key objectives of the G20 reforms to OTC derivatives markets.
The Legal Entity Identifier Regulatory Oversight Committee (LEI ROC) is best positioned to become the International Governance Body for the UPI and Unique Transaction Identifier (UTI) and critical other elements other than UTI and UPI (CDE), provided that the LEI ROC makes appropriate adjustments to its existing governance to make it fit for purpose for these identifiers. The FSB takes this decision in coordination with the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI) and International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), which were tasked to develop governance arrangements for the CDE. In the interim, the FSB will take on the functions that have been allocated to the International Governance Body.
The FSB also recommends that jurisdictions undertake necessary actions to implement the UPI Technical Guidance and that these take effect no later than the third quarter of 2022.