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31/01/2020 ESMA35-43-2131 Draft technical standards on the provision of investment services and activities in the Union by third-country firms under MiFID II and MiFIR Consultation Paper PDF
1.23 MB
05/12/2019 ESMA33-9-355 Guidelines on Internal Controls for CRAs Consultation Paper PDF
523.56 KB
30/09/2019 ESMA-35-43-2090 Call for evidence on MiFID II product intervention powers Consultation Paper PDF
197.51 KB
17/07/2019 ESMA35-43-1905 Call for evidence Impact of the inducements and costs and charges disclosure requirements under MiFID II Consultation Paper PDF
479.41 KB
15/07/2019 ESMA35-43-2019 Consultation paper on compliance function guidelines Consultation Paper PDF
677.15 KB
19/12/2018 ESMA 33-9-290 Consulation Paper on Disclosure Requirements Applicable to Credit Ratings Consultation Paper PDF
519.77 KB
19/12/2018 ESMA35-43-1210 Consultation paper on integrating sustainability risks and factors in MiFID II Consultation Paper PDF
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19/12/2018 ESMA35-43-1210 Consulation paper on integrating sustainability risks and factors in MiFID II Consultation Paper
19/07/2018 ESMA 33-9-252 Consulation Paper on Revised Guidelines on Periodic Reporting by CRAs Consultation Paper PDF
1.87 MB
27/03/2018 ESMA33-9-235 Consultation paper- Draft Guidelines on “as stringent as” notion in the CRA Regulation Consultation Paper PDF
964.56 KB
12/02/2018 ESMA50-164-1284 ESA warning on virtual currencies , Investor Warning PDF
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18/01/2018 ESMA35-43-904 Call for Evidence – Potential product intervention measures on contracts for differences and binary options to retail clients Consultation Paper PDF
306.85 KB
13/07/2017 ESMA35-43-748 Consultation Paper on guidelines on certain aspects of the MiFID II suitability requirements Consultation Paper PDF
740.94 KB
04/04/2017 33-5-94 Response Form CRA Endorsement Guidelines Consultation Paper DOCX
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04/04/2017 33-9-149 Update of the guidelines on the application of the endorsement regime under Article 4(3) of the Credit Rating Agencies Regulation Consultation Paper PDF
1.08 MB

Endorsement is one of two regimes provided in the CRA Regulation that allow credit ratings issued in a third country to be used for regulatory purposes in the EU – the other being equivalence/certification. Article 21(3) of the CRA Regulation requires ESMA to issue and update guidelines on the application of the endorsement regime specified under Article 4(3) of the same Regulation. This Consultation Paper proposes to update the previously issued 2011 Guidelines on Endorsement.
The proposed update of the 2011 Guidelines on Endorsement is mainly driven by the need to reflect the changes to Articles 6-12 and Annex I introduced by CRA 3, which will enter into force for the purposes of equivalence and endorsement on 1 June 2018. On that basis, ESMA has to update the Methodological Framework on which ESMA relies for assessing a third-country legal and supervisory framework for the purposes of endorsement and equivalence. This Methodological Framework is provided in Annex II of the 2011 Guidelines on Endorsement. By 1 June 2018, ESMA should also have completed a reassessment of all the previously assessed third-country legal and regulatory frameworks against the new requirements based on the updated Methodological Framework (provided in Annex III).


ESMA has taken this opportunity to reassess its approach to endorsement more broadly, based on the supervisory experience acquired since the adoption of the 2011 Guidelines on Endorsement. The proposed changes and clarification of the 2011 Guidelines on Endorsement focus in particular on ESMA’s understanding of points (b), (c), (d), and (e) of Article 4(3) of the CRA Regulation.
Furthermore, some parts of the 2011 Guidelines on Endorsement relate to the establishment of ESMA, the initial registration of CRAs and various transitional arrangements. The proposed updated Guidelines on Endorsement do not include these parts, as they are no longer relevant. Finally, some information in the 2011 Guidelines on Endorsement was not addressed to market participants but referred to ESMA’s internal processes. This information has also been excluded from the proposed updated guidelines on Endorsement, but is, for context, summarised in Section 4 of this Consultation Paper.
 

28/10/2016 2016/1529 Joint ESMA and EBA Guidelines on the assessment of the suitability of members of the management body and key function holders , Consultation Paper PDF
1.13 MB
05/10/2016 2016/1436 Consultation Paper on Draft guidelines on MiFID II product governance requirements Consultation Paper PDF
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25/07/2016 2016/1166 Warning about CFDs, binary options and other speculative products , Investor Warning PDF
149.13 KB
13/07/2016 2016/1121 Consultation Paper on the Guidelines on the validation and review of Credit Rating Agencies’ methodologies Consultation Paper PDF
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25/01/2016 2016/96 Slides from ESMA’s Open Hearing on validation and review of CRAs’ methodologies Consultation Paper PDF
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