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11/04/2007 McCreevy 05/03/07 Letter from Charlie McCreevy, Commissioner for the Internal Market, regarding standard forms for the notification of holdings of voting rights Letter PDF
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13/04/2021 ESMA80-195-858 ESMA response to ESRB letter on procyclicality of credit ratings Letter PDF
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30/01/2017 ESMA70-708036281-19 Letter to European Commission- EMIR Review and Sanctioning Powers , Letter PDF
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01/04/2020 ESMA70-156-2287 Technical Advice to the European Commission on weekly position reports under MiFID II , Technical Advice PDF
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13/04/2018 ESMA40-133-624 ESMA's response to WP29 Consultation on Guidelines on Derogations , Letter PDF
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18/07/2019 ESMA33-9-321 Technical Advice on Sustainability Considerations in the Credit Rating Market Technical Advice PDF
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03/03/2021 ESMA32-51-818 Letter to the EC on next steps following Wirecard , , , Letter PDF
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14/03/2013 ESA/2013/007 Possible Framework for the Regulation of the Production and Use of Indices Serving as Benchmarks in Financial and other Contracts , Letter PDF
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17/11/2006 EC G3 D(2006) 8626 Letter from the European Commission- Request for initial assistance on non-equities markets transparency Letter PDF
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02/10/2008 EC 11/04/08 Letter from the European Commission- Physical short selling in the context of the UCITS Directive Letter PDF
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11/01/2013 EBA/BS/2013/001 Letter to EBF on Euribor Letter PDF
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02/10/2006 3L3 Cross Border Letter from the Chairs of CEBS, CESR and CEIOPS to Commissioner McCreevy in respect of the Commission's proposals on Cross Border Consolidation. Letter PDF
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28/02/2008 3L3 27/02/08 3L3 Chairs’ Joint Letter to EU Institutions submitting Draft Work Programmes Letter PDF
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12/10/2010 3L3 12-10-10 Letter Letter- 3L3 Task Force Report on Packaged Retail Investment Products (PRIPs) Letter PDF
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02/10/2015 2015/1472 Technical Advice on Competition, Choice and Conflicts of Interest in the CRA industry Technical Advice PDF
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02/10/2015 2015/1471 Technical Advice on Reducing Sole and Mechanistic Reliance on Credit Ratings Technical Advice PDF
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17/09/2014 2014/850rev Technical Advice in accordance with Article 39(b) 2 of the CRA Regulation Technical Advice PDF
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This document has been revised to reflect an amended figure in Table 1 and two re-classifications of solicitation status in Table 2. Article 39b(2) of the CRA Regulation states that the European Commission shall adopt a report by end 2014 – after receiving ESMA’s technical advice – on the appropriateness of the development of a European creditworthiness assessment for sovereign debt. In its request for advice, the Commission asked ESMA to provide input on the issue of sovereign ratings and rating processes including an overview of the market for sovereign ratings, information on operational issues regarding sovereign ratings, information on sovereign rating processes as well as lessons drawn from ESMA’s supervisory experience. Contents For the purposes of this advice, ESMA provides its views based on the quantitative information contained in the CEREP public database and on information publicly disclosed by credit rating agencies registered with ESMA. Additionally, ESMA’s advice has been informed by its first supervisory activities regarding the rating process for sovereign ratings of CRAs which are active in the EU sovereign rating market. In accordance with the CRA Regulation, these supervisory activities did not address the content of the sovereign methodologies themselves but rather were concerned with the independence, transparency and governance of the sovereign rating process. Sovereign credit ratings play a crucial role from a credit market and financial stability perspective, not least because sovereign governments account for the largest group of borrowers in capital markets in terms of volume. In addition the crucial importance of these sovereign ratings can be amplified by the “cascade” effect sovereign ratings have on other asset classes via their presence as factors in other asset methodologies. In the EU the sovereign rating market is composed of nine CRAs established in nine different EU member states. These nine CRAs exhibit a high level of variation with respect to the type and number of sovereign ratings they assign. Sovereign credit ratings themselves can also be differentiated in various ways depending on such factors as local/foreign currency, duration of issuance, whether the rating applies to a specific issuer or issuance and if it is solicited or unsolicited. In addition ESMA would like to emphasise the following points which it believes to be important when considering the appropriateness of the development of a European creditworthiness assessment of sovereign debt.
24/06/2014 2014/686 Letter to Commissioner Barnier re draft Regulatory Technical Standards under the CRA3 Regulation Letter PDF
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31/05/2013 2013/626 Technical advice on CRA regulatory equivalence on Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Hong Kong and Singapore Technical Advice PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has provided advice to the European Commission in respect of the equivalence between the EU regulatory regime for credit rating agencies and the respective legal and supervisory frameworks of Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Hong Kong and Singapore. This is in response to the European Commission’s request for technical advice from ESMA on the equivalence of these jurisdictions legal and supervisory frameworks with the EU regulatory regime for credit rating agencies as set out in Regulation (EC) No. 1060/2009 of the European Parliament and the Council on credit rating agencies.  The European Commission has already published equivalence decisions on US, Canada and Australia, on 9 October 2012, and on Japan, 28 October 2010. Regarding compliance with the EU requirements on endorsement, ESMA has already indicated that it considers the legal and regulatory regime for CRAs supervision of the following countries as “as stringent as” the EU requirements: 15 March 2012, Hong Kong and Singapore; 18 April 2012, Argentina and Mexico; 27 April 2012, Brazil.
19/12/2013 2013/1953 Technical Advice to the European Commission on the equivalence between the Argentinean regulatory and supervisory framework and the EU regulatory regime for CRAs Technical Advice PDF
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