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07/02/2018 ESMA71-99-944 ESMA publishes 2018 Supervisory Convergence Work Programme , Press Release PDF
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11/01/2018 ESMA71-99-919 PR on CRA/TR Fees Thematic Report Press Release PDF
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29/11/2017 ESMA71-99-661 Peer Review on MiFID Compliance Function Press Release , , Press Release PDF
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05/10/2017 ESMA71-99-610 ESMA maintains focus on supervisory convergence and risk assessment in 2018 Press Release PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published its 2018 Work Programme (WP), which sets out its priorities and areas of focus for 2018 in support of its mission to enhance investor protection and promote stable and orderly financial markets.

For 2018, the key areas of focus under ESMA’s activities of supervisory convergence, assessing risks, single rulebook and direct supervision will be:

  • Providing guidance and promoting the consistent application of MiFID II and MiFIR by market participants and National Competent Authorities (NCAs);

  • Ensuring the quality, integration, usability and transparency of the data that ESMA collects;

  • Contributing to the development of Level 2 measures in relation to the revised Prospectus regime; AND

  • Enhancing the effectiveness and lasting impact of supervisory activities at individual credit rating agencies (CRA) and trade repositories (TR) level.

The overall budget for 2018 is expected to be €42,051,386 with a projected staff of 232.

 

 

13/07/2017 ESMA71-99-526 ESMA issues sector-specific principles on relocations from the UK to the EU27 , , Press Release PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published three Opinions setting out sector-specific principles in the areas of investment firms, investment management and secondary markets, aimed at fostering consistency in authorisation, supervision and enforcement related to the relocation of entities, activities and functions from the United Kingdom .

The opinions, building on the general opinion issued in May, are practical tools to support supervisory convergence in the context of requests from UK financial market participants seeking to relocate to the EU27. They are addressed to national competent authorities (NCAs) and are relevant for market participants considering relocating.

They provide guidance to NCAs aimed at ensuring a consistent interpretation of the requirements relating to authorisation, supervision and enforcement in order to avoid the development of regulatory and supervisory arbitrage risks.

18/07/2017 ESMA71-99-521 ESMA recommends improvements in financial information enforcement , , Press Release PDF
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31/05/2017 ESMA71-99-469 ESMA issues principles on supervisory approach to relocations from the UK , , Press Release PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published an Opinion setting out general principles aimed at fostering consistency in authorisation, supervision and enforcement related to the relocation of entities, activities and functions from the United Kingdom. The opinion is addressed to national competent authorities (NCAs), in particular of the 27 Member States that will remain in the EU (EU27).

The opinion is a practical tool to support supervisory convergence in the context of increased requests from UK financial market participants seeking to relocate to the EU27. It covers all legislation referred to in the ESMA Regulation, in particular the AIFMD, the UCITS Directive, MiFID I and MiFID II.

20/05/2021 ESMA71-99-1672 ESMA appoints Natasha Cazenave as Executive Director , Press Release PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, has appointed Natasha Cazenave as its new Executive Director. Ms. Cazenave will take up her position on 1 June 2021.

15/04/2021 ESMA71-99-1651 ESMA highlights need for increased efforts on EMIR and SFTR data quality , , , Press Release PDF
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12/03/2021 ESMA71-99-1589 ED Announcement PR , , Press Release PDF
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04/01/2021 ESMA71-99-1498 Brexit: ESMA withdraws the registrations of six UK-based credit rating agencies and four trade repositories , , , Press Release PDF
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26/11/2020 ESMA71-99-1442 Press_Release_ESMA Chair Candidates Shortlist , , Press Release PDF
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13/11/2020 ESMA71-99-1438 Press Release Union Strategic Supervisory Priorities , Press Release PDF
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13/11/2020 ESMA71-99-1438 Press Release Union Strategic Supervisory Priorities , Press Release PDF
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03/11/2020 ESMA71-99-1420 Fast Track Peer Review PR- Wirecard , , , Press Release PDF
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02/10/2020 ESMA71-99-1406 ESMA Work Programme 2021 , , , , Press Release PDF
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15/06/2020 ESMA71-99-1348 ESMA publishes 2019 Annual Report and updates 2020 Annual Work Programme , , , , Press Release PDF
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04/06/2020 ESMA71-99-1339 ESMA promotes convergence in the supervision of costs in UCITS and AIFs , Press Release PDF
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09/03/2020 ESMA71-99-1287 ESMA Supervision WP 2020 , , , , , Press Release PDF
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09/01/2020 ESMA71-99-1272 ESMA key priorities 2020-22 , , Press Release PDF
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