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07/02/2018 ESMA20-95-823 2018 Regulatory Work Programme , , , Reference PDF
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19/01/2018 ESMA63-43-874 ESMA Budget 2018 , , Reference PDF
194.52 KB
18/12/2017 ESMA 71-99-670 New rules make EU issuers’ annual financial reports machine-readable Press Release PDF
218.36 KB
18/12/2017 ESMA32-60-204 Final report on the RTS on the European Single Electronic Format Final Report PDF
6.37 MB
18/12/2017 ESMA 71-99-671 Briefing note- Preparing for 2020: ESEF field tests and reporting manual Reference PDF
339.06 KB
18/12/2017 ESMA32-60-254 ESEF Reporting Manual Reference PDF
441.74 KB
05/10/2017 ESMA20-95-619 2018 Work Programme , Report PDF
533.61 KB
14/09/2017 ESMA2016 EY Audit opinion on ESMA final accounts 2016 Reference PDF
3.57 MB
14/09/2017 ESMA2015 EY Audit opinion on ESMA final accounts 2015 Reference PDF
1.07 MB
28/06/2017 ESMA32-60-196 Call for volunteers- Field test European Single Electronic format (ESEF) , Reference PDF
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14/06/2017 ESMA20-95-590 Annual Report 2016 , , Annual Report PDF
2.94 MB

Corrigendum - date on the letter of assurance from the Executive Director on p81 had inadvertently been dated 14 June 2017, when the letter was signed on 2 June 2017. The date has been amended accordingly

11/05/2017 ESMA32-60-172 Invitation to the ESMA European Single Electronic Format Meet-the-Market Workshop , , Reference PDF
270.83 KB
27/01/2017 ESMA20-839860843-411 2017 Regulatory Work Programme , Reference PDF
80.05 KB
23/01/2017 ESMA63-43-485 ESMA Budget 2017 , , Reference PDF
191.97 KB
05/01/2017 2016/1621 2016-1621 ESMA letter to EC on postponement of ESEF RTS , , Letter PDF
87.44 KB
21/12/2016 2016/1682 2016-1682 Press Release on Feedback Statement on ESEF , , , Press Release PDF
225.03 KB
21/12/2016 2016/1668 2016-1668 ESMA feedback statement on ESEF , , Report PDF
6.98 MB
11/10/2016 2016/1458 ESMA to focus on supervisory convergence issues in 2017 , , , Press Release PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published its 2017 Work Programme which sets out its priorities and areas of focus for 2017 in support of its mission to enhance investor protection and promote stable and orderly financial markets.

The programme reflects the shift in focus of ESMA’s work, from building the single rulebook, towards ensuring its consistent application across the European Union (EU), as outlined in its 2016-2020 Strategic Orientation. The key areas of focus under ESMA’s activities of supervisory convergence, assessing risks, single rulebook and direct supervision will be:

  • Converging supervisory practices on the implementation of MiFIDII/MiFIR ;
  • Focusing on data quality;
  • Level 2 work on the Benchmarks Regulation and on various initiatives under the umbrella of the Capital Markets Union; and
  • Directly supervising credit rating agencies (CRA) and trade repositories (TR), with a particular focus on their ancillary activities given the trend of combining ancillary and core services.
11/10/2016 2016/202 rev1 ESMA 2016 Regulatory Work Programme , Reference PDF
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11/10/2016 2016/1419 ESMA 2017 Work Programme , Reference PDF
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