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18/12/2020 ESMA50-157-2403 Final report on Guidelines on outsourcing to cloud service providers Final Report PDF
384.63 KB
15/07/2020 ESMA31-62-1426 ESMA Guidelines on disclosure requirements under the Prospectus Regulation Final Report PDF
1.41 MB
18/02/2020 ESMA31-62-1258 Q&As on the Prospectus Regulation Q&A PDF
636.21 KB
11/12/2019 ESMA70-145-114 Q&A on the Benchmarks Regulation (BMR) , Q&A PDF
500.44 KB
11/04/2019 ESMA31-62-780 Q&A on Prospectus Related Topics , , , , , , Q&A PDF
957.9 KB
29/03/2019 ESMA31-62-1207 Final Report on technical advice under prospectus exemption Final Report PDF
862.94 KB
29/03/2019 ESMA31-62-1217 Final Report on ESMA Guidelines on Risk Factors under the Prospectus Regulation Final Report PDF
415.91 KB
20/12/2018 ESMA70-145-1008 Final report on Guidelines on non-significant benchmarks Final Report PDF
673.72 KB
03/04/2018 ESMA31-62-800 Technical advice under the Prospectus Regulation Final Report PDF
4.7 MB
15/03/2018 JC-2018-04 Joint Committee Final Report on Big Data Final Report PDF
520.31 KB
02/06/2017 ESMA70-145-81 Final report on draft RTS on cooperation with third countries under BMR Final Report PDF
203.07 KB
10/11/2016 2016-1560 Final Report on Technical Advice under the Benchmarks Regulation Final Report PDF
943.42 KB
30/06/2016 2016/1055 Peer Review Report on Prospectus Approval Process , Final Report PDF
1.23 MB
23/07/2015 2015/1136 EEA prospectus activity in 2014 , Final Report PDF
578.07 KB
01/07/2015 2015/1005 Questions and Answers: Investment-based crowdfunding: money laundering/terrorist financing Q&A PDF
157.73 KB
21/05/2015 2015/856 Ann1 Investment-based crowdfunding- Insights from regulators in the EU Final Report PDF
319.65 KB
18/12/2014 2014/1560 Advice- Investment-based crowdfunding Final Report PDF
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Crowdfunding is a means of raising finance for projects from ‘the crowd’ often by means of an internet-based platform through which project owners ‘pitch’ their idea to potential backers, who are typically not professional investors.  It takes many forms, not all of which involve the potential for a financial return.  ESMA’s focus is on crowdfunding which involves investment, as distinct from donation, non-monetary reward or loan agreement.Crowdfunding is relatively young and business models are evolving. EU financial services rules were not designed with the industry in mind.  Within investment-based crowdfunding a range of different operational structures are used so it is not straightforward to map crowdfunding platforms’ activities to those regulated under EU legislation. Member States and NCAs have been working out how to treat crowdfunding, with some dealing with issues case-by-case, some seeking to clarify how crowdfunding fits into existing rules and others introducing specific requirements.To assist NCAs and market participants, and to promote regulatory and supervisory convergence, ESMA has assessed typical investment-based crowdfunding business models and how they could evolve, risks typically involved for project owners, investors and the platforms themselves and the likely components of an appropriate regulatory regime. ESMA then prepared a detailed analysis of how the typical business models map across to the existing EU legislation, set out in sections 1 to 6 of this document.
29/10/2014 2014/1278 Report on the equivalence of the Indian Accounting Standards , Final Report PDF
1.7 MB

This report fulfils the mandate received by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) from the European Commission (EC) in February 2014 to provide it with an update on the level of convergence of the Indian Accounting Standards (Ind-AS)1 towards International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and the quality of application and enforcement of the Ind-AS, so that the EC can provide a progress report to the Council and the European Parliament (EP) in line with its obligations under Commission Regulation (EC) 1569/2007.

23/10/2014 2014/1277 ESMA Data on Prospectuses Approved and Passported – January 2014 to June 2014 , Final Report PDF
211.96 KB
The report compiles statistical data regarding the number of prospectuses approved and passported by National Competent Authorities in the period from January 2014 to June 2014 (with a quarterly disclosure).
23/10/2014 2014/1276 ESMA Data on Prospectuses Approved and Passported – January 2013 to December 2013 , Final Report PDF
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The report compiles statistical data regarding the number of prospectuses approved and passported by National Competent Authorities in the period from January 2013 to December 2013 (with a quarterly disclosure).