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01/10/2014 2014/1200 2015 Work Programme , , Reference PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published its Work Programme for 2015. The programme sets out how ESMA intends to achieve its statutory objectives of investor protection and stable and orderly functioning markets through its operational activities of convergence, risk monitoring and analysis, the single rulebook and supervision. The projected work programme is based on a budget of €38,639,000 and a staff base of 202 people as per the budget approved by ESMA’s Board of Supervisors on 6 February 2014 and subsequently submitted to the EU institutions. At the time of drafting, the budget prepared by the European Commission and sent to the EU Council and Parliament for ESMA in 2015 is for €33,627,920 and 186 people. In order to prepare for the eventuality that ESMA will receive fewer posts than planned for in the work programme, Annex 5 contains a list of the areas of work that ESMA would be unable to accomplish in 2015 with reduced resources.
16/12/2016 2016/1669 2016-1669 Q&A on AIFMD Q&A PDF
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07/02/2018 ESMA20-95-823 2018 Regulatory Work Programme , , , Reference PDF
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01/10/2019 ESMA20-95-1132 2020 Work Programme , , , Reference PDF
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29/11/2013 2013/998 ES 28.11.13 | ESMA/2013/998 Directrices sobre el modelo de memorando de acuerdo relativo a la consulta, la cooperación y el intercambio de información en lo que respecta a la supervisión de las entidades de la DGFIA , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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29/11/2013 2013/998 RO 28.11.13 | ESMA/2013/998 Orientări referitoare la modelul de memorandum de înţelegere privind consultarea, cooperarea şi schimbul de informaţii în legătură cu supravegherea entităţilor prevăzute de DAFIA , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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29/11/2013 2013/998 SK 28.11.13 | ESMA/2013/998 Usmernenia o vzorovom memorande o porozumení o konzultáciách, spolupráci a výmene informácií v súvislosti s dohľadom nad subjektmi, na ktoré sa vzťahuje smernica o správcoch alternatívnych investičných fondov , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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17/12/2012 2011/188 HU A feladatok átruházását is magában foglaló együttműködés az EÉPH, a hatáskörrel rendelkező hatóságok és a hatáskörrel rendelkező ágazati hatóságok között a hitelminősítő intézetekről szóló 513/2011/EU rendelet értelmében Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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A feladatok átruházását is magában foglaló együttműködés az EÉPH, a hatáskörrel rendelkező hatóságok és a hatáskörrel rendelkező ágazati hatóságok között a hitelminősítő intézetekről szóló 513/2011/EU rendelet értelmében
02/04/2013 2013/74 HU A short ügyletekről és a hitel-nemteljesítési csereügyletekkel kapcsolatos egyes szempontokról szóló 236/2012/EU európai parlamenti és tanácsi rendelet szerinti árjegyzői tevékenységek és elsődleges piaci műveletek mentessége , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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12/09/2015 SSR sanctions Administrative measures and sanctions applicable in Member States to infringements of the Short Selling Regulation (SSR) Reference PDF
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09/01/2019 ESMA50-157-1391 Advice on Initial Coin Offerings and Crypto-Assets Report PDF
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18/12/2014 2014/1560 Advice- Investment-based crowdfunding Final Report PDF
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Crowdfunding is a means of raising finance for projects from ‘the crowd’ often by means of an internet-based platform through which project owners ‘pitch’ their idea to potential backers, who are typically not professional investors.  It takes many forms, not all of which involve the potential for a financial return.  ESMA’s focus is on crowdfunding which involves investment, as distinct from donation, non-monetary reward or loan agreement.Crowdfunding is relatively young and business models are evolving. EU financial services rules were not designed with the industry in mind.  Within investment-based crowdfunding a range of different operational structures are used so it is not straightforward to map crowdfunding platforms’ activities to those regulated under EU legislation. Member States and NCAs have been working out how to treat crowdfunding, with some dealing with issues case-by-case, some seeking to clarify how crowdfunding fits into existing rules and others introducing specific requirements.To assist NCAs and market participants, and to promote regulatory and supervisory convergence, ESMA has assessed typical investment-based crowdfunding business models and how they could evolve, risks typically involved for project owners, investors and the platforms themselves and the likely components of an appropriate regulatory regime. ESMA then prepared a detailed analysis of how the typical business models map across to the existing EU legislation, set out in sections 1 to 6 of this document.
01/10/2013 2013/606 DA Aflønningspolitik og-praksis (MiFID) , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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27/02/2018 ESMA71-319-70 Afore Consulting’s Second Annual FinTech and Digitalisation Conference: Regulation at the European Level and Beyond – Stanhope Hotel Brussels , Speech PDF
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07/03/2017 FI17 Agenda Financial Innovation Day 2017 Reference PDF
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07/01/2016 2015/1914 Agenda for ESMA FI Day Reference PDF
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24/05/2013 2013/599 AIFM reporting XSD schema and samples Consultation Paper ZIP
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The CP setting out draft ESMA’s guidelines on reporting obligations under Articles 3 and 24 of the AIFMD (ESMA/2013/592) is supplemented by AIFM reporting XSD schema and samples that AIFMs will have to use to report the information under Articles 3 and 24 to their national competent authorities. ESMA is also seeking feedback from stakeholders on these documents 
20/02/2020 ESMA34-32-418 AIFMD MoUs signed by the EU authorities , Reference XLSX
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23/09/2014 2013/1358 AIFMD reporting IT technical guidance (rev 4) [updated] Reference ZIP
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The IT technical guidance (2013/1358) contains the following set of documents: IT technical guidance in which is included the description of changes performed on the technical guidance and/or XSD documents in sheet “change history. XML samples for AIFM and AIF reports Excel version of Annex III – “Table of geographical areas” Previous version of XSD documents (Version 1.1) The current IT technical guidance revision 4 contains modifications on the IT technical guidance to take into account the last published version of Questions and Answers (Q&A) on the application of the AIFMD (2014/868) as well as some clarifications and correction of inconsistencies with XSD documents. Questions regarding technical support should be sent to info.it.aifmd[at]esma.europa.eu. Each AIFM should contact directly the national competent authorities to know how the filling of the XML reports will be handled at national level.
15/11/2013 2013/1586 AIFMD Reporting- Annex 2-Tables 1-7 Reference XLSX
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Questions regarding technical support should be sent to info.it.aifmd[at]esma.europa.eu.

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