This SUERF policy note, written by BearingPoint, outlines a possible approach for a modern regulatory reporting regime and challenges given structures in the regulatory landscape. Based on incumbent regulatory processes, we have developed a concept for a blockchain/DLT-based reporting regime that could improve micro and macro-prudential banking supervision. We argue that the transformation towards distributed ledger-based reporting might enable financial market regulators to meet their objectives more efficiently and effectively. We further show how our concept embeds regulatory content in smart contracts. These smart contracts may automatically send timely, granular, high-quality, and inter-entity matched information on all financial market transactions to the required parties.

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