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.
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.
FIRST allows you to fully comply with your three reporting requirements under the Transparency Law:
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.
Login to FIRST then drag and drop the files you want to publish and select where you want to distribute them
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
After all the documents have been uploaded, review and manage your list, so that you are sure the reported information corresponds to your securities.
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
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.
To activate the FNS service within FIRST you must sign the Services Selection Sheet.
3 steps to get access to FIRST: