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05/03/2002 02-039b Interim Report on the Activities of CESR to the European Commission Annual Report PDF
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Interim report on the activities of the Committee of European Securities Regulators (CESR) to the European Commission and sent to the European Parliament and the European Securities Committee.
03/07/2003 03-174b Interim Report on the Activities of CESR to the European Commission Annual Report PDF
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CESR publishes today its Interim Report on the Activities of CESR to the European Commission. This report aims at providing half year information on the activities of CESR to the European Commission, the European Parliament and the European Securitities Committee. The report focuses on the functioning of CESR, "Level 2 work and "Level 3 work" as well as providing an indicative timetable for the CESR work plans.
03/03/2004 03-396 CESR Annual Report for 2003 Annual Report PDF
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CESR presents its Annual Report for 2003 to the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Ecofin Council. The Annual Report provides a thorough overview of the work of CESR and sets out our work plan for 2004. The report includes an explanation of the institutional framework within which CESR works and comments on the market trends of 2003. It also includes a chapter on each working group established within CESR and outlines the key points and progress made under each area. Looking to 2004, the annual report sets out the main priorities and indicates when various projects identified are expected to take place.
06/10/2004 04-382 Interim report on the activities of CESR to the European Commission Annual Report PDF
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CESR publishes today its Interim Report on the Activities of CESR to the European Commission. This report aims at providing half year information on the activities of CESR to the European Commission, the European Parliament and the European Securitities Committee.
07/04/2005 05-013 CESR Annual Report for 2004 Annual Report PDF
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The Annual report was submitted to the European Commission and to the President of the European Parliament and the ECOFIN Council in accordance with the Article 4 of the European Commission
26/06/2006 06-004 CESR Annual Report for 2005 Annual Report PDF
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08/12/2006 06-421 Interim Report on the Activities of CESR to the European Commission Annual Report PDF
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28/09/2007 07-003 CESR Annual Report for 2006 Annual Report PDF
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30/01/2008 07-671 Interim Report on the Activities of CESR to the European Commission Annual Report PDF
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25/07/2008 08-103 CESR Annual Report for 2007 Annual Report PDF
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17/10/2008 08-678 Interim Report on the Activities of CESR to the European Commission Annual Report PDF
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27/07/2009 09-744 CESR Annual Report for 2008 Annual Report PDF
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18/11/2009 09-782 CESR 2009 Half-Yearly Report Annual Report PDF
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26/10/2010 10-1027 CESR 2010 Half-Yearly Report Annual Report PDF
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09/06/2010 10-333 Technical Advice- The Equivalence between the Japanese Regulatory and Supervisory Framework and the EU Regulatory Regime for Credit Rating Agencies , Technical Advice PDF
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18/06/2010 10-766 CESR Annual Report for 2009 Annual Report PDF
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01/01/2003 2001-2002 CESR Annual Report for 2001-2002 Annual Report PDF
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17/05/2011 2011/144 Final advice- ESMA´s Technical Advice to the Commission on Fees for CRAs Technical Advice PDF
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18/04/2012 2012/259 Technical advice on CRA regulatory equivalence- US, Canada and Australia Technical Advice PDF
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On 12 June 2009 the European Commission requested CESR, now ESMA, to provide its technical advice on the equivalence between the legal and supervisory framework of Japan, The United States, and Canada with the EU regulatory regime for credit rating agencies. (Regulation (EC) No. 1060/2009 of the European Parliament and the Council on credit rating agencies ). On 17 November 2009, the Commission also requested CESR to provide its technical advice on Australia. On 28 September 2010, the European Commission published an equivalence decision on Japan. With regard to the compliance with the EU requirements on endorsement, ESMA had already indicated that it considers the legal and regulatory regime for CRAs supervision of the following countries as “as stringent as” the EU requirements:        - On 22 December 2011, Japan and Australia;        - On 15 March 2012, US, Canada, Hong Kong and Singapore. This report sets out ESMA’s advice to the European Commission in respect of the equivalence between the US (Part I), Canada (Part II) and Australia (Part III) respective legal and supervisory frameworks and the EU regulatory regime for credit rating agencies.
21/11/2013 2013/1703 Technical Advice on the feasibility of a network of small and medium-sized CRAs Technical Advice PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has finalised its Technical Advice to the European Commission on the feasibility of a network of small and medium sized credit rating agencies in order to increase competition in the market. The technical advice provides quantitative and qualitative information on small and medium-sized CRAs in the EU, based on the analysis of the periodic reporting obligations of CRAs to ESMA via the central repository CEREP. It also covers some information regarding possible barriers to entry for companies that wish to conduct rating activity in the EU. Contents The main findings of the advice are: • The 22 registered CRAs are established in 11 EU Member States; • None of the small and medium-sized CRAs cover the whole range of the five rating classes considered (corporates (non-financial), financials, insurance, sovereign and public finance, and structured finance). Whilst DBRS and BCRA cover four and three classes respectively, all the remaining small and medium-sized CRAs cover one or two rating classes only. This contrasts with Fitch, Moody’s and S&P that issue ratings for all five possible rating classes; • Small and medium-sized CRAs are mainly active in issuing corporate ratings. Within this rating type, four small and medium-sized CRAs issue a relatively high number of corporate ratings (CERVED and ICAP) or financial and insurance ratings (GBB and AM Best); • Only 6 of the small and medium-sized CRAs provide sovereign ratings (BCRA, Capital Intelligence, DBRS, European Rating, Feri Euro Rating (Feri) and Japan Credit Rating Agency (JCR)), whilst only one (DBRS) issues structured finance ratings; • As of end 2012 the majority of small and medium-sized CRAs issued solicited ratings only, whilst eight issued unsolicited ratings only. Three small and medium-sized CRAs (DBRS, JCR, and Scope) issued both solicited and unsolicited ratings, as was the case also for Fitch, Moody’s and S&P; • As regards geographical coverage of the small and medium-sized CRAs 6 out of 19 (AM Best, Capital Intelligence, Creditreform, DBRS, JCR and Scope) have a coverage that goes beyond one Member State when referring to corporate ratings. As regards the sovereign ratings type, three of the small and medium-sized CRAs cover more than one Member State (Capital Intelligence, Feri and JCR). In both of these ratings types, Fitch, Moody’s and S&P’s rating activities cover all Member States of the EU; • In 2013, 96% of the supervisory fees were paid by S&P, Moody’s, and Fitch, while their turnover from rating and ancillary services was equal to 88% of the total turnover of the 20 registered and certified CRAs in 2012: and • As of July 2013, 14 out of 19 small and medium-sized CRAs have been granted at least one of the regulatory exemptions provided for in the CRA Regulation. Finally, and with reference to the current situation in the segment of small and medium-sized CRAs, ESMA is not aware of any private networks of small and medium-sized CRAs currently in place.