Central Securities Depositories Regulation (CSDR) Reporting


CSDR XML Reporting is a result of ESMA’s main roles in the area of settlement: implementing EU regulations on the central securities depositories (CSDR), providing information to the market under the Settlement Finality Directive (SFD) and co-ordinating authorities involved in Target2-Securities (T2S).

The aim of CSDR is to harmonise certain aspects of the settlement cycle and settlement discipline and to provide a set of common requirements for CSDs operating securities settlement systems across the EU. CSDR plays a pivotal role for post-trade harmonisation efforts in Europe, as it will enhance the legal and operational conditions for cross-border settlement in the EU.

CSDR requires ESMA, in close cooperation with the members of the ESCB, to elaborate draft regulatory technical standards (RTS) and draft implementing technical standards (ITS) covering:

  • the authorisation, recognition, supervision of CSDs, organisational and prudential requirements for CSDs, access requirements,
  • internalised settlement reporting requirements (for securities transactions settled outside a securities settlement system), and
  • settlement discipline measures.

XML Authority’s schema library contains the schemas required to produce XML files for the internalised settlement reporting.

CSDR Reporting Schema in XML Authority


The ESMA CSDR Reporting XML schema consists of a single entry xsd schema.


XML Authority’s schema library contains the ESMA CSDR Reporting XML schema.  This schema consists of:

  • A header form
  • A single table
First Form in CSDR XML Schema
CSDR Second Table in CSDR XML Schema


XML Authority’s intuitive user interface makes producing valid Internalised Settlement XML filings easy with little or no training.

ESMA’s implementation guidance can be difficult to interpret.  A detailed understanding of the data requirements can be gained at a glance with XML Authority’s simple presentation of the schema as a set of forms and tables.


Reports can be further simplified by eliminating non-relevant sections using the Schema Masking functionality.

Easly hide non-mandatory elements (individual reporting elements or entire report sections) which not only simplifies the schema layout but also reduces the complexity of your required import data.

Masking of AIFMD Schema
Integrate to Data in Excel or Relational Database


Save time and reduce errors by importing data from XML Authority generated Microsoft Excel import templates or linking to data in relational databases.

Create a set of related tables from which to read data which conform to the AIFMD Reporting schema using database scripts generated by XML Authority itself.


Be assured that your data is in compliance with the requirements of the schema through XML Authority’s validation functionality.

Get real-time feedback on the validity of data input and use the interactive Validations panel to help find and navigate to issues which would cause rejection at your local Tax Authority’s submission gateway.

AIFMD Reporting Validation