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Glossary and abbreviations

The stock exchange A –Z is our online glossary which explains important terms from the world of exchange trading. Please find a list of common abbreviations in the regulatory context below.


Abbreviations

AI

Artificial Intelligence

ACER

Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulations

AIFMD

Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive

APA

Approved Publication Arrangement

ARM

Approved Reporting Mechanism

BaFin

Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht (Federal Financial Supervisory Authority)

BCBS

Basel Committee on Banking Supervision

CAP

Common Auction Platform

CCAG

Collaborative Cloud Audit Group

CCP

Central Counterparty Clearing

CMU

Capital Markets Union

CRR/CRD

Capital Requirements Regulation and Directive

CSD

Central Securities Depository

CSDR

Central Securities Depository Regulation

DIMCG

Debt Issuance Market Contact Group

DLT

Distributed Ledger Technology

DORA

Digital Operational Resilience Act

EBA

European Banking Authority

ECB

European Central Bank

EDDI

European Distribution of Debt Instruments

EMIR

European Market Infrastructure Regulation

ETD

Exchange Traded Derivatives

ETF

Exchange-Traded Fund

ESAs

European Supervisory Authorities

ESG

Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance

ESMA

European Securities and Markets Authority

EU

European Union

Euribor

European interbank offered rate

FBDC

Financial Big Data Cluster

FMI

Financial Market Infrastructure

FSB

Financial Stability Board

FTT

Financial Transaction Tax

GRI

Global Reporting Initiative

GSFCG

Green and Sustainable Finance Cluster Germany

G20

Group of 20 major economies in the world

IOSCO

International Organization of Securities Commissions

IIRC

International Integrated Reporting Council

IPO

Initial Public Offering

LIBOR

London Interbank Offered Rate

MAD/MAR

Market Abuse Directive/Regulation

MICA

Markets for crypto-assets

MiFID

Markets in Financial Instruments Directive

MTF

Multilateral Trading Facility

NCA

National Competent Authority

NFRD

Non-financial Reporting Directive

NSFR

Net Stable Funding Ratio

OTC

Over-the-Counter

OTF

Organized Trading Facility

PAB

Paris-Aligned Benchmark Index

REMIT

Regulation on wholesale Energy Market Integrity and Transparency

RM

Regulated Market

RRP

Recovery & Resolution Plans

RTS/IST

Regulatory Technical Standards/ Implementing Technical Standards

SFTR

Securities Financing Transactions Regulation

SI

Systematic Internaliser

SME

Small and Medium-sized Enterprise

SSEI

Sustainable Stock Exchange Initiative

TFCD

Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures

TR

Trade Repository

UCITS

Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (Directive)

WFE

World Federation of Exchanges