27/03/2014 | Press Release - ESMA issues good practices for structured retail product governance

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published an...See more

26/03/2014 | ESMA publishes Q&As on EuSEF and EuVECA Regulations

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published Questions and Answers...See more

26/03/2014 | Vacancy notice - Strategy and Risk Team Leader – Credit Rating Agencies Unit

Deadline: 02 May 2014. Please refer to our vacancy page for...See more

25/03/2014 | ESMA publishes Q&A on the application of the AIFMD

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published a Q&A on the application...See more

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Consultations & Open Hearings

CRA3 implementation | until 11 April 2014

This consultation paper seeks stakeholders’ views on the draft RTS ESMA is required to adopt under the CRA3 Regulation.

Draft Implementing Technical Standards on the mapping of ECAIs’ credit assessments | until 5 May 2014

The Joint Committee of the three European Supervisory Authorities (EBA, ESMA and EIOPA) has launched a consultation on draft Implementing Technical Standards (ITS) on the mapping of the credit assessments to risk weights of External Credit Assessment Institution (ECAIs).

Guidelines on Alternative Performance Measures | until 14 May 2014

ESMA is issuing this consultation to inform market participants about the background to its decision to revise the CESR Recommendations.

Central Securities Depositories Discussion Paper | until 22 May 2014

The Discussion Paper seeks input on the possible content of draft Regulatory Technical Standards which it must prepare under the CSD Regulation.

A public hearing will be held on 14 April 2014.

Draft RTS on major shareholding disclosures | until 30 May 2014

The Consultation Paper seeks input on draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) under the revised Transparency Directive relating to major shareholding notifications.

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