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17/11/2017 ESMA33-9-207 Technical Advice on CRA Regulatory Equivalence- CRA 3 Update Final Report PDF
1.51 MB
02/12/2013 2013/1775 Sovereign ratings investigation- ESMA’s assessment of governance, conflicts of interest, resourcing adequacy and confidentiality controls Final Report PDF
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This report summarises the findings of the European Securities and Markets Authority’s (ESMA) general investigation into sovereign credit ratings issued by Fitch Ratings, Moody’s Investors Service and Standard & Poor’s which took place between February and October 2013, as indicated in its Credit Rating Agencies (CRAs) 2013 Supervision and Policy Work Plan. In this report ESMA describes the observed deficiencies and main concerns while also identifying a number of good practices in the following areas: • the role of senior management and other non-rating functions in the rating process and the actual or potential conflicts of interest which could arise; • the actual or potential conflicts of interests generated by the involvement of sovereign analysts in research and publication activities; • confidentiality of sovereign rating information and controls in place prior to publication of ratings (including IT and access controls to confidential information); • timing of publication of sovereign ratings, including timely disclosure of rating changes; • monitoring of the adequacy and expertise of resources dedicated to sovereign ratings; • preparation of rating committees; and • definitions of roles and responsibilities among different analytical functions. ESMA’s investigation revealed shortcomings in the sovereign ratings process which could pose risks to the quality, independence and integrity of the ratings and of the rating process. As of the date of this document, ESMA has not determined whether any of the observations made in this report constitute serious indications of the possible existence of facts liable to constitute one or more infringements of the CRA Regulation.
17/05/2021 ESMA22-106-3375 SMSG advice to the ESA’s Joint Consultation Paper on Taxonomy-related sustainability disclosures , SMSG Advice PDF
227.92 KB
11/07/2022 ESMA22-106-4135 SMSG advice to ESMA on EFRAG Consultation on Sustainability Reporting standards , SMSG Advice PDF
178.31 KB
13/11/2020 ESMA22-106-2993 SMSG advice on Sustainability Templates , SMSG Advice PDF
184.15 KB
15/09/2020 ESMA22-106-2858 SMSG advice on ESG disclosure , SMSG Advice PDF
251.29 KB
05/10/2020 ESMA22-106-2819 SMSG advice on 2021 Annual Work Programme , SMSG Advice PDF
117.42 KB
05/08/2014 2014/939 Report to the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on ESMA’s staffing and resource for CRA supervision Final Report PDF
322.49 KB
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) is required by Article 39a of Regulation (EU) No 462/2013 of the European Parliament and the Council of 21 May 2013, amending Regulation (EC) No 1060/2009 on credit rating agencies (CRA Regulation), to assess the staffing and resources needs arising from the assumption of its powers and duties under the CRA Regulation and submit a report to the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission of these needs. The Report describes the tasks that ESMA carries out in view of its responsibilities under the CRA Regulation. For each task the report analyses the implications in terms of processes and activities to be carried out. The report also provides the implications in terms of resources and budget. While ESMA experienced a steep increase of resources in the initial years following the entry into force of the CRA Regulation, incremental growth in staff numbers in 2015 and 2016 can be envisaged to adequately cope with additional tasks following from the CRA3 Regulation.
02/10/2015 2015/1473 Report on the Possibility of Establishing one or more Mappings of Credit Ratings Published on the European Rating Platform Final Report PDF
515.48 KB
04/02/2020 ESMA32-67-613 Report on amendments to ESMA Guidelines on enforcement of financial information Final Report PDF
272.06 KB
24/08/2017 ESMA70-151-552 Guidelines on transfer of data between Trade Repositories , Final Report PDF
969.54 KB
28/09/2017 ESMA70-154-266 Guidelines on the management body of market operators and data reporting service providers , Final Report PDF
546.29 KB
23/03/2015 2015/609 Guidelines on periodic information to be submitted to ESMA by Credit Rating Agencies Final Report PDF
166.64 KB
18/12/2015 2015/1887 Follow-up report on the development of the Best Practice Principles for Providers of Shareholder Voting Research and Analysis , Final Report PDF
645.64 KB
25/03/2022 ESMA74-362-2351 Final report- Guidelines on transfer of data between Trade Repositories under EMIR and SFTR , , Final Report PDF
714.09 KB
10/10/2016 2016/1451 Final Report- Guidelines on transaction reporting, order record keeping and clock synchronisation under MiFID II , Final Report PDF
388.3 KB
14/02/2022 ESMA50-1664-5224 Final report- Guidelines on stress test scenarios under the MMF Regulation 2021 , Final Report PDF
637.33 KB
03/04/2020 ESMA34-39-968 Final report- Guidelines on performance fees in UCITS and certain types of AIFs , Final Report PDF
483.83 KB
03/01/2022 ESMA35-43-2938 Final report- Guidelines on certain aspects of the MiFID II appropriateness and execution-only requirements , Final Report PDF
537.74 KB
01/03/2021 ESMA30-379-471 Final Report- Advice on Article 8 of the Taxonomy Regulation Final Report PDF
2.89 MB