FCA launches Market data processor (MDP) entity portal webpage

FCA uses the webpage to explain the purpose of the MDP.

MiFID II involves large changes in the volumes and range of data that certain entities need to submit to the FCA. As a result, the FCA has developed a new MDP system to help to manage this.

The MDP entity portal is a web application for external users and provides an interface to the MDP system.

The portal is designed to offer access to the Industry Test Environment (ITE) for connectivity and conformance testing, to facilitate requests for transaction reporting sample data and to enable entities that have established connectivity to the MDP system to submit market data to monitor their own file submissions.The MDP entity portal is available for the ITE and will be available for the production environment from 3 January 2018.