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18/02/2019 ESMA40-134-2158 Conflict of interests and ethics policy- ESMA staff , Reference PDF
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25/09/2000 00-064c The regulation of Alternative Trading Systems in Europe. A paper for the EU Commission Final Report PDF
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Alternative Trading Systems (ATS) offer electronic securities trading facilities outside the traditional trading channels. An expert group chaired by Howard Davies, Chairman of the UK FSA, has studied the impact of such systems in depth. The group has prepared a comprehensive report identifying and assessing the benefits and risks associated with the emergence of ATS and analysing the current regulatory treatment of such systems, within Europe and elsewhere. The report proposes both a short term and a long term option for a harmonised regulatory treatment of such systems in Europe.The paper was submitted to the European Commission as FESCO"s contribution to the preparation of the forthcoming Green Paper on possible amendments to the Investment Services Directive. The Green Paper will shortly be published as a basis for consultation with Member States, the financial services industry and other interested parties. However, the FESCO paper noted that, while the Green Paper on the ISD might be the catalyst for a far-reaching review of the regulatory approach to ATS, it would not provide a short-term solution. Accordingly, FESCO proposed that the short-term solution should take the form of a set of additional regulatory requirements for ATS operating as investment firms.FESCO will be working on proposals for what those additional regulatory requirements might be over the next six months, with a view to producing a consultation paper in the first half of 2001. This consultation paper will provide an opportunity for interested parties to comment in detail on the FESCO proposals. If, however, in the meantime interested parties have any specific comments on the possible additional regulatory requirements identified in paragraph 71 of the September paper, they should make these known to the Secretariat of FESCO via the following e-mail address: fdankers@europefesco.org
14/06/2011 2011/190 ESMA guidebook Reference PDF
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This guidebook provides useful information for persons coming to ESMA for meetings or hearings.
20/07/2011 2011/223 Press release- ESMA consults on systems and controls for highly automated trading , Press Release PDF
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09/08/2011 2011/239 2011 Calendar of the Chair and Executive Director of ESMA- updated 20 December 2011 Reference PDF
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04/01/2012 2011/330 final ESMA 2012 Work Programme Reference PDF
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This document sets out ESMA’s work programme for 2012, highlighting the key priorities and explaining how they will be delivered. This document has been approved by ESMA’s Management Board and Board of Supervisors. Annex 3 presents a more detailed view on the key work streams ESMA will run in 2012.
09/12/2011 2011/431 Global regulators discuss OTC derivatives regulation , Press Release PDF
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Leaders and senior representatives of the authorities responsible for the regulation of the over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives markets in Canada, the European Union, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the United Statesmet met yesterday in Paris.  
22/12/2011 2011/457 ESMA outlines future automated trading regime for trading platforms, investment firms and competent authorities , Press Release PDF
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03/01/2011 2011/9 Frequently asked questions- a guide to understanding ESMA Reference PDF
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17/04/2012 2012/108 ESMA budget for 2012 Reference PDF
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24/02/2012 2012/128 ESMA readies guidelines on automated trading – application deadline starts , Press Release PDF
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ESMA today publishes the official translations of its final “Guidelines on systems and controls in an automated trading environment for trading platforms, investment firms and competent authorities” (ESMA/2011/456), first published on 21 December 2011. High Frequency Trading (HFT) is one form of automated trading.   By having translated the guidelines into all the official languages of the EU, today’s publication triggers a transitional period of two months within which national supervisors have to declare whether they intend to comply with the guidelines or otherwise explain the reasons for non-compliance which would be made public by ESMA. According to the ESMA Regulation national supervisors have to make every effort to comply with the Guidelines.
07/05/2012 2012/275 ESMA’s 2012 Regulatory Work Programme Reference PDF
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ESMA’s annual regulatory programme aims to provide information on the planned technical standards, technical advice and guidelines & recommendations to be issued by ESMA in 2012. This information is provided in accordance with article 3 of the procedure for developing and adopting draft technical standards and guidelines and recommendations. The regulatory programme takes into account, amongst others, ESMA’s objectives and tasks, the procedure for adopting technical standards, providing technical advice and issuing guidelines as well as the scope and nature of specific powers conferred in European Union legislative acts to ESMA.    The regulatory work programme is based on the ESMA 2012 Work Programme approved by the Board of Supervisors in November 2011 and published on 4 January 2012 on the ESMA website, but provides a more detailed outline of the individual work streams.  
20/06/2012 2012/378 Operation of notifications of MiFID Article 41 suspensions and removals of financial instruments from trading Reference PDF
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This protocol has been created to ensure effective co-operation between Competent Authorities (CAs) with respect to their obligations under Article 41 of MiFID (Suspension and removal of in-struments from trading).The purpose of the notification obligations under Article 41 is to afford investors across all Mem-ber States the same level of protection regardless of where they trade. In order to achieve this outcome, a shared understanding of the different circumstances under which trading may be suspended in different Member States according to their national law and the expected course of action under Article 41 is helpful. To ensure trading is suspended or an instrument is removed from trading in an effective and timely way, an effective communication process is necessary.The protocol will be kept under review in light of practical experience.
25/07/2012 2012/478 ESMA MiFID database- description of webservice Reference PDF
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This document provides useful information for developers wanting to use the webservice provided in ESMA's MIFID databases.
01/10/2012 2012/631 ESMA 2013 Work Programme Reference PDF
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01/10/2012 2012/632 ESMA 2013-2015 multi annual work programme Reference PDF
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07/02/2013 2013/157 ESMA budget for 2013 Reference PDF
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02/12/2013 2013/1792 Call for expressions of interest regarding the establishment of the Consultative Working Group of the ESMA Market Data Reporting Working Group Reference PDF
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Deadline for applications is 3 January 2014.
31/12/2013 2013/1986 2013 Calendar of the Chair and Executive Director of ESMA Reference PDF
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In order to ensure transparency in their dealings with external stakeholders the Chair and Executive Director made an undertaking to the European Parliament to publish details of these meetings. This calendar is updated on a regular basis.
05/04/2013 2013/455 2013 Regulatory Work Programme Reference PDF
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2013 Regulatory Work Programme The 2013 Regulatory Work Programme (RWP) is based on ESMA’s 2013 Work Programme, published in October 2012, and provides a detailed breakdown of the of the individual workstreams as outlined in the 2013 Work Programme.  The RWP is based on the draft proposals of the European Commission for a number of upcoming legislative texts including MiFIR, MAR etc, and the timelines and details for various work streams are subject to further revision once the European Union institutions have finalised the relevant legislation.The RWP should normally be published in conjunction with the annual Work Programme on which it is based.  However, the 2013 RWP was delayed due to uncertainty over several components of the EU’s legislative programme.  As this uncertainty has been prevalent over the last two years, ESMA will amend its procedures to allow it to publish the RWP in Q1 of the relevant year, rather than with its Work Programme the preceding autumn.The RWP was approved on 29 January 2013 by ESMA’s Board of Supervisors.

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