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02/09/2020 ESMA71-99-1375 ESMA sees high risk of decoupling of financial market performance and underlying economic activity Press Release PDF
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17/04/2020 ESMA71-99-1313 Benchmarks MoU- 30 Mar (MAS ESMA) , , Press Release PDF
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06/04/2020 ESMA71-99-1301 ESMA report stresses impact of costs on retail investor benefits , , Press Release PDF
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09/03/2020 ESMA71-99-1287 ESMA Supervision WP 2020 , , , , , Press Release PDF
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19/02/2020 ESMA71-99-1284 ESMA finds continued high risks as financial markets remain highly volatile , Press Release PDF
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10/01/2020 ESMA71-99-1270 ESMA report values EU Alternative Investment Funds at €5.8 trillion , , Press Release PDF
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10/09/2019 ESMA71-99-1207 ESMA – Investors face increasing risks amid renewed market volatility , Press Release PDF
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05/09/2019 ESMA71-99-1205 ESMA publishes stress simulation framework for investment funds , , Press Release PDF
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07/03/2019 ESMA71-99-1111 ESMA report values EU Alternative Investment Funds at €4.9 trillion , Press Release PDF
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15/02/2019 ESMA71-99-1115 ESMA IOSCO Statement on EDPB Opinion , Press Release PDF
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18/10/2018 ESMA71-99-1027 ESMA data analysis values EU derivatives market at €660 trillion with central clearing increasing significantly , Press Release PDF
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06/09/2018 ESMA71-99-1027 Press release- Volatility spikes underline fragilities and risks to EU securities markets and investors , Press Release PDF
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06/12/2017 ESMA50-164-1173 Press Release MiFID/MAR Transitional Transparency Calculations , , , , Press Release PDF
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27/10/2017 ESMA71-99-623 Press Release on 2017 Enforcement Priorities , , , Press Release PDF
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12/09/2017 ESMA71-99-577 ESMA sees valuation risk at highest levels due to financial weakness and geopolitical uncertainty , Press Release PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)’s latest report on Trends, Risks and Vulnerabilities No. 2, 2017 (TRV) identifies high asset price valuations as the major risk for European financial markets in the second half of 2017. The main risk drivers are uncertainties around geo-political developments, the resilience of economic growth as well as debt sustainability. Market and credit risks, as a result of geopolitical, growth and debt concerns, continued to be very high, while liquidity and contagion risks remained stable but high. Operational risk remains elevated but the outlook is now negative due to heightened concerns around cyber security. Overall, ESMA’s risk assessment for the second half of 2017 remains unchanged from 1H17.

20/03/2017 ESMA71-99-371 Press release TRV No. 1, 2017 , Press Release PDF
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10/11/2016 2016-1564 ESMA prepares for new International Financial Reporting Standard 9 , , , Press Release PDF
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04/10/2016 2016/1432 Press release- ESMA reports on shadow banking, leverage and pro-cyclicality , , Press Release PDF
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30/09/2016 2016/1411 ESMA consults on future reporting rules for securities financing transactions , , Press Release PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has issued today a consultation paper on draft technical standards implementing the Securities Financing Transaction Regulation (SFTR), which aims to increase the transparency of shadow banking activities. Securities financing transactions (SFTs) are transactions where securities are used to borrow cash (or other higher investment-grade securities), or vice versa – this includes repurchase transactions, securities lending and sell/buy-back transactions.

30/08/2016 2016/1283 ESMA sees risk outlook deteriorate for EU securities markets , Press Release PDF
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