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|14/01/2011||2011/5||Call for evidence- criteria for endorsement (Article 21 (2)(a) of the draft amended CRA Regulation)||Credit Rating Agencies||Consultation Paper||PDF
|18/03/2011||2011/97||Consultation paper- ESMA Guidelines on the application of the endorsement regime under Article 4 (3) of the Credit Rating Regulation1060/2009||Credit Rating Agencies||Consultation Paper||PDF
|14/04/2011||2011/114||Consultation paper- ESMA´s Technical Advice to the Commission on Fees for CRA Supervision||Credit Rating Agencies||Consultation Paper||PDF
|26/05/2011||2011/155||Call for evidence- assessment of compliance of credit rating agencies with Article 8.3 of the Credit Rating Agencies Regulation (1060/2009/EC)||Credit Rating Agencies||Consultation Paper||PDF
|26/05/2011||2011/156||Call for evidence- ratings data periodic reporting requirements for CRAs according to Article 21 (3)(e) of the Draft Amended CRA Regulation||Credit Rating Agencies||Consultation Paper||PDF
|20/07/2011||2011/224||Consultation paper- Guidelines on systems and controls in a highly automated trading environment for trading platforms, investment firms and competent authorities||MiFID - Secondary Markets||Consultation Paper||PDF
|19/09/2011||2011/302||Consultation paper- Regulatory technical standards on the information to be provided to ESMA by a credit rating agency in its application for registration and certification and for the assessment of its systemic importance||Credit Rating Agencies||Consultation Paper||PDF
|19/09/2011||2011/303||Consultation paper- Regulatory technical standards on the assessment of compliance of credit rating method-ologies with the requirements set out in Article 8(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1060/2009||Credit Rating Agencies||Consultation Paper||PDF
|19/09/2011||2011/304||Consultation paper- ESMA’s draft Regulatory Technical Standards on the presentation of the information that credit rating agencies shall disclose in accordance with Article 11(2) and point 1 of Part II of Section E of Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 1060/2||Credit Rating Agencies||Consultation Paper||PDF
|19/09/2011||2011/305||Consultation paper- ESMA’s Draft Regulatory Technical Standards on the content and format of ratings data periodic reporting to be submitted from credit rating agencies||Credit Rating Agencies||Consultation Paper||PDF
|20/12/2012||2012/841||Guidelines and recommendations on the scope of the CRA Regulation||Credit Rating Agencies||Consultation Paper||PDF
|11/01/2013||2013/12||Principles for Benchmarks-Setting Processes in the EU||Risk Analysis & Economics - Markets Infrastructure Investors||Consultation Paper||PDF
|10/07/2013||2013/891||Discussion Paper on CRA3 Implementation||Credit Rating Agencies||Consultation Paper||PDF
|The Discussion Paper deals with the implementation of the CRA3 Regulation, which entered into force on 20 June 2013.The Regulation, which complements the existing regulatory framework for credit rating agencies (CRAs), requires ESMA to draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) on:• disclosure requirements on structured finance instruments (SFIs);• the European Rating Platform (ERP); and• the periodic reporting on fees charged by CRAs.ESMA is seeking views from all interested parties by 10 October 2013 in order to assist in its preparation of the draft RTS to be published for consultation in early 2014. ESMA must submit the draft RTS to the European Commission by 21 June 2014.|
|11/02/2014||2014/150||Consultation Paper on CRA3 Implementation||Credit Rating Agencies||Consultation Paper||PDF
|The consultation paper seeks stakeholders’ views on the draft RTS ESMA is required to adopt under the CRA3 Regulation. The input from stakeholders will help ESMA in drafting the final report. Respondents to this consultation are encouraged to provide the relevant data to support their arguments or proposals. Responding to this paper ESMA invites comments on all matters in this paper. Comments are most helpful if they: contain a clear rationale; include quantitative elements to support any concern; and describe any alternatives ESMA should consider, including alternative drafts. ESMA will consider all comments received by 11 April 2014.All contributions should be submitted online on the Consultation Page. Hearing ESMA is seeking input from users, producers of credit ratings, those involved in the issuance of structured finance instruments (issuers, originators and sponsors), anyone interested in the up-to-date individual rating data or in competition in the credit market.The hearing will be held on Friday, 14 March 2014, from 10.00 to 13.00 CET and is open to all. Please register on the Hearing page.|
|22/05/2014||2014/548||Discussion Paper on MiFID II/MiFIR||MiFID - Investor Protection, MiFID - Secondary Markets||Consultation Paper||PDF
|This publication is the first step in the process of translating the MiFID II/MiFIR requirements into practically applicable rules and regulations to address the effects of the financial crisis and to improve financial market transparency and strengthen investor protection.MiFID II/MiFIR introduces changes that will have a large impact on the EU’s financial markets, these include transparency requirements for a broader range of asset classes; the obligation to trade derivatives on-exchange; requirements on algorithmic and high-frequency-trading and new supervisory tools for commodity derivatives. It will also strengthen protection for retail investors through limits on the use of commissions; conditions for the provision of independent investment advice; stricter organisational requirements for product design and distribution; product intervention powers; and the disclosure of costs and charges.Responding to this paperThe European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) invites responses to the specific questions listed in the ESMA MiFID II/MiFIR Discussion Paper.Please use this “form to reply”.The level 1 texts adopted by the European Council during its 13 May 2014 meeting are available here: MiFID II and MiFIR. These links are from the Council Press Release.|
|22/05/2014||2014/549||Consultation Paper on MiFID II/MiFIR||MiFID - Investor Protection, MiFID - Secondary Markets||Consultation Paper||PDF
|This publication is the first step in the process of translating the MiFID II/MiFIR requirements into practically applicable rules and regulations to address the effects of the financial crisis and to improve financial market transparency and strengthen investor protection.MiFID II/MiFIR introduces changes that will have a large impact on the EU’s financial markets, these include transparency requirements for a broader range of asset classes; the obligation to trade derivatives on-exchange; requirements on algorithmic and high-frequency-trading and new supervisory tools for commodity derivatives. It will also strengthen protection for retail investors through limits on the use of commissions; conditions for the provision of independent investment advice; stricter organisational requirements for product design and distribution; product intervention powers; and the disclosure of costs and charges.Responding to this paperThe European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) invites responses to the specific questions listed in the ESMA MiFID II/MiFIR Consultation Paper.Please use this “form to reply”.The level 1 texts adopted by the European Council during its 13 May 2014 meeting are available here: MiFID II and MiFIR. These links are coming from the Council Press Release.|
|16/07/2014||2014/845||Consultation Paper on periodic information to be submitted to ESMA by Credit Rating Agencies||Credit Rating Agencies||Consultation Paper||PDF
|Summary The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) is consulting on new supervisory guidelines regarding the information that is periodically submitted to ESMA by credit rating agencies. Good quality, relevant and timely data is key to the efficient and effective supervision of the CRA sector and the aim of this consultation paper is to ensure that the information that CRAs are requested to submit supports ESMA's supervisory work in identifying the key risks in the CRA sector. In addition to the periodic reporting to CEREP and SOCRAT, registered CRAs must notify ESMA of changes to their initial conditions for registration and submit periodically to ESMA information in accordance with ESMA’s Guidance on the enforcement practices and activities. CRAs must also submit annually to ESMA information regarding their revenues for the calculation of the supervisory fees and market share. Finally, CRAs submit to ESMA periodically other information that is used for on-going supervisory purposes. The guidelines are proposed under Article 16 of EU No 1095/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 November 2010, which enables ESMA to publish guidelines addressed to financial market participants with a view to establishing consistent, efficient and effective supervisory practices. These proposed guidelines will replace CESR’s Guidance on the enforcement practices and activities to be conducted under Article 21.3(a) of the Regulation (ESMA/2010/944) of 30 August 2010. The consultation paper should be by read by credit rating agencies (as defined in Article 3(1)(b) of the CRA Regulation), companies which have applied for registration or are considering applying for registration, competent authorities, and consumer groups. An open hearing on the issues contained in this paper will be held on 15 October 2014. The closing date for comments is 31 October 2014.|
|29/09/2014||2014/1188||Consultation paper on draft Implementing Technical Standards on main indices and recognised exchanges under the Capital Requirements Regulation||MiFID - Secondary Markets||Consultation Paper||PDF
|Responding to this paper The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) invites comments on all matters set out in this consultation paper and, in particular, on the specific questions listed in Annex 1. Comments are most helpful if they: · indicate the number of the question to which the comment relates; · respond to the question stated; · contain a clear rationale, including on any related costs and benefits; and · describe any alternatives ESMA should consider. Comments should reach us by November 1st 2014. All contributions should be submitted online at www.esma.europa.eu under the heading ‘Your input/Consultations’. Publication of responses All contributions received will be published following the end of the consultation period, unless otherwise requested. Please clearly and prominently indicate in your submission any part you do not wish to be publically disclosed. A standard confidentiality statement in an email message will not be treated as a request for non-disclosure. Note also that a confidential response may be requested from us in accordance with ESMA’s rules on access to documents. We may consult you if we receive such a request. Any decision we make is reviewable by ESMA’s Board of Appeal and the European Ombudsman. Data protection Information on data protection can be found at www.esma.europa.eu by following the link ‘Data protection’. Who should read this paper? All interested stakeholders are invited to respond to this consultation paper. It will primarily be of interest to credit institutions and investment firms who need to calculate their credit risk exposure under the Capital Requirements Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 of 26 June 2013.|
|29/09/2014||2014/1189||Consultation paper on draft guidelines on the application of C6 and C7 of Annex I of MiFID||MiFID - Secondary Markets||Consultation Paper||PDF
|19/12/2014||2014/1570||Consultation paper on MiFID II/MiFIR- part 1||MiFID - Investor Protection, MiFID - Secondary Markets||Consultation Paper||PDF
|Who should read this paper?
This document will be of interest to all stakeholders involved in the securities markets. It is primarily of interest to competent authorities and firms that are subject to MiFID II and MiFIR – in particular, investment firms, credit institutions performing investment services and activities, data reporting services providers and trading venues. This paper is also important for trade associations and industry bodies, institutional and retail investors and their advisers, and consumer groups, as well as any market participant because the MiFID II and MiFIR requirements seek to implement enhanced provisions to ensure investor protection and the transparency and orderly running of financial markets with potential impacts for anyone engaged in the dealing with or processing of financial instruments.
Responding to this paper
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) invites responses to the specific questions listed in the ESMA MiFID II/MiFIR Consultation Paper.
Please note that ESMA will only be able to consider responses received using this “form to reply” and complying with the procedure below.
a) InstructionsPlease note that, in order to facilitate analysis of the large number of responses expected, ESMA will be using an IT tool that does not allow processing of responses which do not follow the formatting indications described below. Therefore, in responding stakeholders should:i. use the published template and send their responses in Word format (pdf documents will not be considered except for annexes); ii. not remove the tags of type