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30/12/2004 04-717 annex 1 Trade data- annex to Consultation on CESR's draft advice on the second set of mandates from the European Commission on the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) Consultation Paper PDF
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30/12/2004 04-717 annex 6 Trade data The Netherlands- annex to Consultation on CESR's draft advice on the second set of mandates from the European Commission on the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) Consultation Paper PDF
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30/12/2004 04-717 annex 4 Trade data Iceland- annex to Consultation on CESR's draft advice on the second set of mandates from the European Commission on the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) Consultation Paper PDF
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30/12/2004 04-717 annex 3 Trade data Hungary- annex to Consultation on CESR's draft advice on the second set of mandates from the European Commission on the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) Consultation Paper PDF
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30/12/2004 04-717 annex 2 Trade data Germany- annex to Consultation on CESR's draft advice on the second set of mandates from the European Commission on the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) Consultation Paper PDF
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30/12/2004 04-717 annex 5 Trade data Euronext parameters- annex to Consultation on CESR's draft advice on the second set of mandates from the European Commission on the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) Consultation Paper PDF
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06/04/2004 04-104b The role of CESR at Level 3 of the Lamfalussy process (63 pages- annex 4 pages 14-63) Consultation Paper PDF
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This consultation paper aims at presenting the views of the Committee of European Securities Regulators (CESR) on how it should organize its role at level 3 under the Lamfalussy procedure. The paper is structured in two parts. The first section provides an introduction and description of the current general principles governing the way in which the Lamfalussy approach and in particular the level 3 should work. The second section sets out in a more detailed manner the organization of CESR
18/10/2001 01-013b The harmonization of conduct of business rules Consultation Paper PDF
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CESR has issued its revised proposals for the harmonization of conduct of business rules. The second round of public consultation covers the following documents: the revised proposal for the investor protection regimes (Ref.CESR/01-014),and the revised paper on the categorisation of investors (Ref.CESR/01-015.). The process of revision of the initial proposals and an explanation of major changes has been given in a cover-note (Ref. CESR/01-013).Please send your responses to the secretariat by November 15, 2001 at fdemarigny@europefesco.org.
01/09/2008 3L3 Commission consultation The 3 Level 3 Committees’ Joint Response to the European Commission’s Public Consultation Paper on Amendments to Commission Decisions establishing CESR, CEBS & CEIOPS Consultation Paper PDF
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01/10/2010 10-320 Tender for the development, support and maintenance of the website of ESMA CLOSED Procedure ZIP
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01/10/2010 10-1143 Tender for the Creation of a Logo and Graphical elements for European Securities and Markets Authority CLOSED Procedure PDF
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23/06/2015 JC/DC/2015/01 Technical Discussion Paper (DP) on the PRIIPs Key Information Document (KID) , Consultation Paper PDF
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EBA, EIOPA, and ESMA (the ESAs) welcome comments on this Technical Discussion Paper on Risk, Performance Scenarios and Cost Disclosures in Key Information Documents for Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products (PRIIPs). The discussion paper is available on the websites of the three ESAs. Comments on this discussion paper can be sent using the response form, via the ESMA website under the heading ‘Your input/Consultations’ by 17 August 2015. Contributions not received in Word, or sent to an email address, or after the deadline, will not be processed. It is important to note that although you may not be able to respond to each and every question, the ESAs would encourage partial responses from stakeholders on those questions that they believe are most relevant to them. Publication of responses All contributions received will be published following the close of the consultation, unless you request otherwise. A standard confidentiality statement in an email message will not be treated as a request for non-disclosure. A confidential response may be requested from us in accordance with the ESAs’ rules on public access to documents.  We may consult you if we receive such a request. Any decision we make not to disclose the response is reviewable by the Board of Appeal of the ESAs and the European Ombudsman. Data protection Information on data protection can be found on the different ESAs’ websites under the heading ‘Legal notice’.
09/06/2010 10-333 Technical Advice- The Equivalence between the Japanese Regulatory and Supervisory Framework and the EU Regulatory Regime for Credit Rating Agencies , Technical Advice PDF
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27/03/2014 2014/312 Technical advice to the European Commission on the information that competent authorities should provide to ESMA pursuant to Article 67(3) of the AIFMD Technical Advice PDF
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Reasons for publication ESMA is issuing this technical advice in response to the mandate received from the European Commission on 20 December 2013 for advice on the possible content of the delegated act required by Article 67(5) of the AIFMD, concerning the information that EU competent authorities have to provide quarterly to ESMA pursuant to Article 67(3) of the Directive. This information is needed in order to allow ESMA to produce the opinion and the advice required in Article 67(1) of the AIFMD, in relation to the possible extension of the AIFMD passport to non-EU AIFs and non-EU AIFMs. Contents Section II describes the background of the proposal. Section III specifies the timing for the provision of the information to ESMA and lists the information that the competent authorities should provide quarterly to ESMA. The list of information is divided into three parts: the first refers to the information about the functioning of the passport for EU AIFMs; the second deals with the functioning of the national private placement regime for non-EU AIFs and non-EU AIFMs; and the third refers to the issues arising from the functioning of both systems. Finally, Section IV reproduces the mandate for advice issued by the European Commission. Next steps ESMA will cooperate closely with the European Commission in order to facilitate an expeditious adoption of the delegated act required by Article 67(5) of the AIFMD.
27/03/2014 2014/332 Structured Retail Products- Good practices for product governance arrangements , Opinion PDF
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Legal basis 1.    Regulation (EU) No 1095/2010 (ESMA Regulation)  sets out the European Securities and Markets Authority’s (ESMA) scope of action, tasks and powers which include “enhancing customer protection”, and “foster[ing] investor protection”.  2.    In order to continue delivering on this investor protection statutory objective, ESMA is issuing this opinion on certain aspects linked to the manufacturing and distribution of structured retail products (SRP). This opinion takes into account relevant work done in this field both at European and interna-tional level.  3.    This opinion is without prejudice to the requirements for the provision of investment services and activities established in the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID)  and its implementing measures (notably, Directive 2006/73/EC), the regulatory developments arising from the MiFID review or existing product rules that may apply to SRPs.  4.    ESMA’s competence to deliver an opinion is based on Article 29(1) (a) of the ESMA Regulation. In accordance with Article 44(1) of the ESMA Regulation, the Board of Supervisors has adopted this opinion. Background 5.    In its July 2013 report on ‘Retailisation in the EU’ , ESMA highlighted that, from a consumer protec-tion perspective, retail investors may face difficulties in understanding the drivers of risks and returns of structured products. If retail investors do not properly understand the risk and reward profile of structured products, and if the products are not properly assessed against the risk appetite of retail investors, retail investors might be exposed to unexpected losses and this might lead to complaints, reputational risks for manufacturers and distributors, and a loss of confidence in the regulatory framework and, more broadly, in financial markets. 6.    In 2013, ESMA mapped the measures adopted in the EU Member States in relation to complex products in order to identify issues and to better understand the rationale behind national initiatives (by looking at similarities and differences in the various approaches, and reviewing how complexity has been treated in the different EU Members States). 7.    As a result, ESMA has developed a broad set of non-exhaustive examples of good practices, attached as Annex 1 hereto, illustrating arrangements that firms - taking into account the nature, scale and complexity of their business - could put in place to improve their ability to deliver on investor protection regarding, in particular, (i) the complexity of the SRPs they manufacture or distribute, (ii) the nature and range of the investment services and activities undertaken in the course of that business, and (iii) the type of investors they target. These good practices should also be a helpful tool for competent authorities in carrying out their supervisory action. Opinion 8.    ESMA considers that sound product governance arrangements are fundamental for investor protec-tion purposes, and can reduce the need for product intervention actions by competent authorities. 9.    ESMA considers that, when supervising firms manufacturing or distributing an SRP, competent authorities should promote, in their supervisory approaches, the examples of good practices for firms set out in Annex 1 hereto. 10.    Although the good practices set out in Annex 1 hereto focus on structured products sold to retail investors, ESMA considers that they may also be a relevant reference for other types of financial in-struments (such as asset-backed securities, or contingent convertible bonds), as well as when financial instruments are being sold to professional clients. 11.    The exposure to risk is an intrinsic feature of investment products. The good practices set out in Annex 1 refer to product governance arrangements and do not (and cannot) aim at removing investment risk from products.
01/08/2003 03-539 Standards for Securities Clearing and Settlement Systems in the European Union Consultation Paper PDF
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The Committee of European Securities Regulators (CESR) and the European System of Central Banks (ESCB) have published today two documents entitled
01/06/2001 01-037b Second Consultation Paper "Stabilisation and Allotment- an European supervisory Approach" Consultation Paper PDF
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Fesco consults on a revised version of the earlier consulation paper published in September 2000. The purpose of the paper is to offer substantial harmonisation of key elements of the offering process. The paper has been prepared by an expert group chaired by Kaarlo J
01/08/2003 03-538 Scope of Application- CESR/ESCB Standards for Securities Clearing and Settlement Systems in the European Union Consultation Paper PDF
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08/10/2010 10-1264a Règlement de la consultation- PRESTATIONS DE MISSION DE MAITRISE D’OEUVRE POUR L’AGENCEMENT DES NOUVEAUX LOCAUX DU CESR CLOSED Procedure PDF
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20/12/2013 2013/1974 Revision of the provisions on diversification of collateral in ESMA’s guidelines on ETFs and other UCITS issues Consultation Paper PDF
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