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22/07/2019 ESMA70-151-1952 2018 CCP Peer Review Report Report PDF
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13/07/2020 ESMA70-151-3186 3rd EU-wide CCP Stress Test Report , Report PDF
5.94 MB
16/11/2020 ESMA50-165-1362 ASR on EU derivatives markets- 2020 , Report PDF
1.88 MB
13/11/2015 2015/1674 Cover letter to COM- EMIR Technical Standards Letter PDF
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06/10/2014 20141002 CSDR mandates Letter PDF
43.4 KB
05/11/2020 ESMA70-156-3569 CSDR Report to EC- CSD Cross-Border Services Report PDF
1.07 MB
05/11/2020 ESMA70-156-3729 CSDR Report to EC- Internalised Settlement Report PDF
878.91 KB
31/07/2014 Markt/G3/GW/bh ARES(2014) EC letter to ESMA on classification of financial instruments Letter PDF
60.84 KB

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
194.08 KB

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

17/10/2019 ESMA42-111-4895 EMIR data quality peer review , Report PDF
862.01 KB
04/05/2020 ESAs 2020 09 EMIR RTS on various amendments to the bilateral margin requirements in view of the international framework , , Report PDF
338.72 KB
13/05/2013 804587 EMIR – Draft standard on the cross-border application of EMIR, (Art. 4(4) and 11(14)) Letter PDF
157.5 KB
18/06/2015 2015/943 ESMA letter to European Commission regarding CSRD Level 2 Measures Letter PDF
43.43 KB
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
42.73 KB
17/12/2020 ESMA70-151-3248 ESMA Report to the European Commission- Central Clearing Obligations for Pension Scheme Arrangements- No 2 Report PDF
577.17 KB
04/10/2016 2016/1415 ESMA reporton on securities financing transactions and leverage in the EU , Report PDF
1.94 MB
15/03/2011 2011/94 ESMA response to the European Commission consultation on CSDs and securities settlement Letter PDF
54.2 KB
05/02/2016 2016/234 ESMA’s supervision of credit rating agencies and trade repositories- 2015 annual report and 2016 work plan. , Report PDF
2.08 MB

The European Securities and Markets Authority’s (ESMA) annual report and work programme has been prepared according to Article 21 of Regulation 1060/2009 on credit rating agencies as amended (the CRA Regulation) and Article 85 of Regulation 648/2012 on OTC derivatives, central counterparties and trade repositories (EMIR). It highlights the direct supervisory activities carried out by ESMA during 2015 regarding credit rating agencies (CRAs) and trade repositories (TRs) and outlines ESMA’s main priorities in these areas for 2016.

ESMA adopts a risk-based approach to the supervision of CRAs and TRs in accordance with its overall objectives of promoting financial stability and orderly markets and enhancing investor protection. This risk-based approach requires the analysis of information from a variety of sources and the application of multiple supervisory tools including day-to-day supervision, cycle of engagement meetings with supervised entities, on-site inspections and dedicated investigations.

In order to build on the expertise that ESMA has developed through its supervision of CRAs and TRs, ESMA created a single Supervision Department in November 2015. ESMA intends to draw on the best practices identified from the supervision of both types of entity to further enhance its supervisory effectiveness in future.