Could the Agency clarify if, on 1 January 2017, inside information web feeds will be collected from third party inside information platforms and from market participants or only from third party inside information platforms?
Answer: Market participants and third parties acting on their behalf are obliged to provide the Agency with Inside Information web feeds according to Article 10(1) of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1348/2014 which entered into force on 7 January 2015. The Agency started the collection of Inside Information web feeds on 1 January 2017 through inside information platforms that publish Urgent Market Messages (UMMs) on behalf of market participants. The list of third party inside information platforms is available at https://www.acer-remit.eu/portal/list-inside-platforms.
The Agency is reviewing the approach for the disclosure of inside information in order to further improve the transparency of the market and enable the Agency itself to collect web feeds more efficiently.