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21/07/2017 ESMA43-318-752 Statement to European Parliament Petitions Committee Statement PDF
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18/07/2017 ESMA71-99-521 ESMA recommends improvements in financial information enforcement , , Press Release PDF
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18/07/2017 ESMA42-111-4138 Peer Review on Guidelines on Enforcement of Financial Information , Report PDF
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13/07/2017 ESMA70-154-270 Opinion to support supervisory convergence in the area of secondary markets in the context of the United Kingdom withdrawing from the European Union , Opinion PDF
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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.

13/07/2017 ESMA35-43-762 Opinion to support supervisory convergence in the area of investment firms in the context of the United Kingdom withdrawing from the European Union , Opinion PDF
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13/07/2017 ESMA35-45-344 Opinion to support supervisory convergence in the area of investment management in the context of the United Kingdom withdrawing from the European Union , Opinion 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.

31/05/2017 ESMA42-110-433 General Principles to support supervisory convergence in the context of the UK withdrawing from the EU Opinion PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority’s (ESMA) competence to deliver an opin-ion is based on Article 29(1)(a) of Regulation (EU) No 1095/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council (ESMA Regulation).  In accordance with Article 44(1) of the ESMA Regulation, the Board of Supervisors has adopted this opinion.

18/05/2017 ESMA42-113-627 Follow-up Report to the Peer Review on MiFID Conduct of Business rules relating to fair, clear and not misleading information Report PDF
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11/04/2017 ESMA31-68-153 Closing Keynote CMU Mid Term Review Public Hearing- Steven Maijoor , Speech PDF
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09/02/2017 ESMA71-844457584-345 ESMA publishes 2017 Supervisory Convergence Work Programme , Press Release PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published its 2017 Supervisory Convergence Work Programme (SCWP), which details the activities and tasks it will carry out to promote sound, efficient and consistent supervision across the European Union.

ESMA and national competent authorities (NCAs) will focus their supervisory convergence work on the following priorities:

  • the implementation of MiFID II/MiFIR and MAR including the underlying IT projects;
  • improving the quality to data collected by NCAs;
  • investor protection in the context of cross-border provision of services; and
  • convergence in the supervision of European Union CCPs.

These priorities have been developed taking into account different factors, including the market environment, legislative and regulatory developments, and NCAs’ supervisory priorities.

09/02/2017 ESMA42-397158525-448 2017 Supervisory Convergence Work Programme Reference PDF
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11/01/2017 ESMA42-1643088512-2962 ESMA42-1643088512-2962 Follow-up Report to the Peer Review on Best Execution , , Report PDF
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05/01/2017 ESMA71-1154262120-155 Methodology for Mandatory Peer Reviews in relation to CCPs’ authorisation and supervision under EMIR , Reference PDF
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30/06/2016 2016/1047 Press Release Prospectus Peer Review , Press Release PDF
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30/06/2016 2016/1055 Peer Review Report on Prospectus Approval Process , Final Report PDF
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15/04/2016 2016/632 Principles- Stakeholder engagement in peer reviews Reference PDF
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07/04/2016 2016/582 ESMA finds room for improvement in national supervision of investment advice to retail clients , , Press Release PDF
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07/04/2016 2016/585 Suitability Peer Review- Annex , Final Report PDF
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