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21/03/2018 EBA/GL/2017/12 Joint ESMA and EBA Guidelines on the assessment of the suitability of members of the management body and key function holders , , Guidelines & Recommendations ZIP
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21/03/2018 ESMA34-49-115 Guidelines on stress tests scenarios under Article 28 of the MMF Regulation , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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08/03/2018 ESMA71-99-955 EU Agencies Joint declaration on harassment Statement PDF
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05/03/2018 ESMA42-646012687-331 ESMA Guidelines , Reference PDF
559.51 KB
28/02/2018 ESMA PARIS Visitor Handbook Reference PDF
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07/02/2018 ESMA20-95-823 2018 Regulatory Work Programme , , , Reference PDF
251.91 KB
06/02/2018 ESMA20-92-76 ESMA Staff Stakeholder contacts in the Fourth Quarter 2017 Reference PDF
147.82 KB
05/02/2018 ESMA35-43-620 Guidelines on MiFID II product governance requirements , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
379.55 KB
16/01/2018 ESMA31-67-535 Practical Guide on notifications of major holdings under the Transparency Directive , , Reference PDF
1.51 MB
15/11/2017 ESMA20-92-68 ESMA Staff Stakeholder contacts in the Third Quarter 2017 Reference PDF
144.95 KB
30/10/2017 ESMA32-51-370 Q&A on ESMA Guidelines on Alternative Performance Measures , Q&A PDF
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20/10/2017 ESMA31-62-780 Q&A on Prospectus Related Topics , , Q&A PDF
1.21 MB
05/10/2017 ESMA71-99-610 ESMA maintains focus on supervisory convergence and risk assessment in 2018 Press Release PDF
148.97 KB

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.



05/10/2017 ESMA20-95-619 2018 Work Programme , Report PDF
533.61 KB
05/10/2017 ESMA71-99-612 2017 Calendar of the Chair and Executive Director Reference PDF
288.32 KB
04/10/2017 ESMA34-32-316 Compliance table for the Guidelines on sound remuneration policies under the AIFMD (ESMA/2016/579) , Compliance table PDF
310.68 KB
04/10/2017 ESMA34-43-352 Compliance table for the Guidelines on sound remuneration policies under the UCITS Directive (ESMA/2016/575) , Compliance table PDF
318.38 KB
02/10/2017 ESMA71-99-608 Annex (Template for the Assessment of Collective Suitability) , Reference XLSX
72.7 KB
29/09/2017 70-145-105 Draft Guidelines on non-significant benchmarks , Consultation Paper PDF
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29/09/2017 ESMA71-99-602 ESMA appoints new chairs to Standing Committees , , , , , , , Statement PDF
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