FIRST - Financial Instruments Reporting Services Tool

The well known multi-functional reporting tool called FIRST – Financial Instruments Reporting Services Tool – is our answer to all ongoing issuer obligations in terms of OAM, filing documents to the financial regulator and disseminating information to the public.

An integrated tool

FIRST is the latest solution in multi-functional reporting, filing, and storage of documents.

Via FIRST you can simultaneously distribute announcements to the market, to the Officially Appointed Mechanism and to the regulator, all through a single portal.

Advantages of using FIRST

  • A single portal for publishing, disseminating and filing of regulated information
  • Faster and easier completion of your reporting obligations via a drag&drop function and an automated ISIN scan of all documents 
  • Status tracking of your publications and view of all past submissions and announcements
  • Access the platform directly or pass control to your agent or law firm
  • Fully compliant with all regulatory requirements
  • Available 24/7

FIRST addresses the industry’s challenges

FIRST allows you to fully comply with your three reporting requirements under the Transparency Law:

  • Publish regulated information and disseminate any other announcements
  • Make information available for storage in the Officially Appointed Mechanism (OAM)
  • File regulated information with the financial regulator

A cutting-edge technology

Filing regulated information is time sensitive and the involved stress can lead to human errors. To minimise the chances of mistakes, FIRST performs a document scan of all uploaded files in search of ISIN codes. This technologically advanced procedure adds an additional layer to reassuring that the information being reported corresponds to your securities.
 

Using FIRST is easy

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Login to FIRST then drag and drop the files you want to publish and select where you want to distribute them

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FIRST scans the individual ISIN codes in your documents. You can then schedule information to be published at a future date and time using the calendar function

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After all the documents have been uploaded, review and manage your list, so that you are sure the reported information corresponds to your securities.

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As soon as your payment method has been confirmed (you can choose to pay by credit card or to receive an invoice), all documents will be published and distributed as requested

How can I use FIRST?

For current OAM service users - How can I use FIRST to file information with CSSF?

If you are a FIRST user registered to file regulated information to our OAM storage system, you may, if you want, also use FIRST to file information with the CSSF by checking the “CSSF” box to explicitly ask for the filing.

In line with the 4 March 2022 CSSF announcement that the filing of regulated information with the CSSF via email will no longer be accepted after 30 May 2022 and is replaced by the eRIIS platform, we have evolved FIRST to ensure that your filing process remains fully compliant and as smooth as possible.

When you check the box to request the information to be filed with the CSSF at step 1, you will find at step 2 a section entirely dedicated to the data required by the CSSF so that you can ensure that you provide the most complete information through our tool as possible. You may still file the information without providing any details in this section, however, this means that the CSSF may require you to provide any missing or incomplete data directly on the CSSF eRIIS platform. This enables you for example to comply with delays regarding the filing of the information even if you don’t have all the data requested by the CSSF at your disposal.

We have also added a new type of information to allow you to file information on a “Voluntary Basis”. This type of information is solely for CSSF transmission and is not available for OAM storage or FNS publication.

As always, CSSF filing is free of charge within FIRST for our OAM clients.
 

For new FIRST users - How can I activate FIRST?

To activate the FNS service within FIRST you must sign the Services Selection Sheet.

3 steps to get access to FIRST:

1. Download and review the Services Selection Sheet
2. Sign the Services Selection Sheet and send a scanned copy of the sheet by email to customersupport@bourse.lu
3. Once the scanned copy of the Services Selection Sheet has been received by email, you will get access to the full suite of FIRST services

Get details on FNS and OAM:

Do you need further information?

Contact us

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Daniel Majek

Head of Issuing Programs

+352 47 79 36 221 dma@bourse.lu
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Tom Schmit

Issuing Programs Manager

+352 47 79 36 223 tsc@bourse.lu