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13/11/2015 2015/1674 Cover letter to COM- EMIR Technical Standards Letter PDF
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29/06/2020 ESMA50-164-3475 Coverletter- ESMA response to EC consultation on a new Digital Finance Strategy for Europe Letter PDF
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06/10/2014 20141002 CSDR mandates Letter PDF
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31/07/2014 Markt/G3/GW/bh ARES(2014) EC letter to ESMA on classification of financial instruments Letter PDF
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The European Commission has written to ESMA regarding the definition of a financial instrument relating to foreign currency (FX contract).

28/07/2020 Ares(2020) 3761873 EC letter to ESMA on RTS on settlement discipline Letter PDF
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20/03/2014 Ares(2014)513399 EC response on classification of financial instruments Letter PDF
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European Commission response to ESMA's letter to Michel Barnier, Commissioner for Internal Market and Services regarding the classificiation of financial instruments as derivatives sent on 14 February. ESMA Letter 2014/184

13/05/2013 804587 EMIR – Draft standard on the cross-border application of EMIR, (Art. 4(4) and 11(14)) Letter PDF
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09/02/2021 ESAs 2021 07 ESAs letter on DORA , Letter PDF
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19/08/2020 ESMA34-32-551 ESMA letter on AIFMD Review Letter PDF
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21/09/2018 ESMA70-156-780 ESMA Letter on EC proposal to endorse RTS 1 amendments Letter PDF
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07/08/2018 ESMA34-32-427 ESMA letter to EIOPA regarding AIFMD Letter PDF
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18/06/2015 2015/943 ESMA letter to European Commission regarding CSRD Level 2 Measures Letter PDF
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21/11/2014 2014/1385 ESMA letter to European Commission regarding EMIR clearing obligation Letter PDF
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15/11/2013 2013/1655 ESMA reply to Commission letter on the reporting of exchange traded derivatives under EMIR Letter PDF
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15/03/2011 2011/94 ESMA response to the European Commission consultation on CSDs and securities settlement Letter PDF
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02/10/2013 2013/1369 ESMA Technical advice on equivalence of Hong Kong for OTC and TR (Supplement) Technical Advice PDF
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30/01/2014 2014/123 ESMA Technical advice on equivalence of Japan for CCP II- Commodities CCPs Technical Advice PDF
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ESMA delivers second set of advice on EMIR equivalence Following its technical advice published on 9 September 2013, the European Securities and Market Authority (ESMA) has published a supplement to its advice to the European Commission on the equivalence of the regulatory regime for central counterparties (CCPs) of Japan with the European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR). This supplement to the September 2013 Final report sets out ESMA’s advice to the European Commission is in respect of the equivalence between the Japanese regulatory regime for commodity CCPs and the regulatory regime for CCPs under EMIR. ESMA proposes conditional equivalence As for ESMA’s advice to the Commission in respect of Japan for CCPs which clear transactions relating to securities, currencies, interest rates, credit, weather, GDP and other indices, ESMA considers that the Japanese regulatory regime for commodity CCPs contains legal provisions and involves supervision and enforcement similar to that of EMIR. The Commission is expected to use ESMA’s technical advice to prepare possible equivalence decisions. Where it adopts such a decision, certain provisions of EMIR may be disapplied in favour of equivalent third-country rules. In particular, ESMA may recognise within the EU a CCP which is authorised outside the EU. The different pieces of advice are available on ESMA’s website.

02/10/2013 2013/1372 ESMA Technical advice on equivalence of Singapore for TRs (Supplement) Technical Advice PDF
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02/10/2013 2013/1371 ESMA Technical advice on equivalence of South Korea for CCPs Technical Advice PDF
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30/07/2015 2015/1236 ESMA's advice to the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on the application of the AIFMD passport to non-EU AIFMs and AIFs Technical Advice PDF
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Executive summary Reasons for publication In accordance with Articles 36 and 42 of the Directive 2011/61/EU on Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFMD), non-EU alternative investment fund managers (AIFMs) and non-EU alternative investment funds (AIFs) managed by EU AIFMs are subject to the national private placement regime (NPPR) of each of the Member States where the AIFs are marketed or managed. However, the AIFMD makes provision for the passport, which is currently reserved to EU AIFMs and AIFs, to be potentially extended in future. Article 67(1) of the AIFMD establishes that, by 22 July 2015, ESMA shall issue to the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission advice on the application of the passport to non-EU AIFMs and AIFs in accordance with the rules set out in Article 35 and 37 to 41 of the AIFMD. This document sets out ESMA’s advice on the application of the passport to six non-EU countries: Guernsey, Hong Kong, Jersey, Switzerland, Singapore and the United States. Contents Section 1 of the advice sets out the background to ESMA’s work, while the detailed assessment of each of the aforementioned non-EU countries is contained in section 2. Annexes 1 to 7 contain a summary of the feedback to the call for evidence that ESMA launched in November 2014. Annex 8 gives a detailed breakdown by non-EU country of the number of non-EU AIFs and non-EU AIFMs active in Member States in accordance with Articles 36 and 42 of the AIFMD. Next Steps ESMA will continue to work on its assessment of other non-EU countries not covered in this advice with a view to delivering further submissions to the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission in the coming months. For those non-EU jurisdictions with which there are currently no supervisory cooperation arrangements in place for the purposes of the AIFMD, ESMA will continue its efforts to agree a MoU with the authorities concerned.

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