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|01/07/2015||2015/1005||Questions and Answers: Investment-based crowdfunding: money laundering/terrorist financing||Innovation and Products||Q&A||PDF
|22/04/2015||2015/532||Investment using virtual currency or distributed ledger technology||Innovation and Products||Consultation Paper||PDF
|ESMA has been monitoring and analysing virtual currency investment over the last 6 months, to understand developments in the market, potential benefits or risks for investors, market integrity or financial stability, and to support the functioning of the EU single market. ESMA’s analysis is set out in this paper. ESMA is seeking to share its analysis in order to promote wider understanding of innovative market developments, and invites market participants and other stakeholders to submit feedback and any additional information on the following topics: Virtual currency investment products, i.e. collective investment schemes or derivatives such as options and CFDs that have virtual currencies (VCs) as an underlying or invest in VC related businesses and infrastructure; Virtual currency based assets/securities and asset transfers, i.e. financial assets such as shares, funds, etc. that are exclusively traded using virtual currency distributed ledgers (also known as block chains);and The application of the distributed ledger technology to securities/investments, whether inside or outside a virtual currency environment.|
|28/10/2016||2016/1529||Joint ESMA and EBA Guidelines on the assessment of the suitability of members of the management body and key function holders||Guidelines and Technical standards, MiFID - Investor Protection||Consultation Paper||PDF
|31/05/2016||2016/732||Guidelines on participant default rules and procedures under CSDR||Guidelines and Technical standards, Post Trading||Consultation Paper||PDF
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) under Article 41(4) of Regulation (EU) No 909/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council on improving securities settlement in the European Union and on central securities depositories and amending Directives 98/26/EC and 2014/65/EU and Regulation No 236/2012 (CSDR) may issue guidelines in accordance with Article 16 of Regulation (EU) No 1095/2010 in order to ensure consistent application of Article 41 of CSDR relating to participant default rules and procedures.
Section 2 contains information on the background and mandate, Section 3 contains an analysis of the scope and content of the proposed guidelines, while Section 4 contains the proposed guidelines.
Annex I sets out a summary of the questions contained in this paper and Annex II includes a high level cost-benefit analysis for the guidelines.
ESMA will consider the feedback it will receive to this consultation with a view to finalising the guidelines by Q4 2016.
|02/06/2016||2016/773||Discussion Paper on the Distributed Ledger Technology Applied to Securities Markets||Innovation and Products, Risk Analysis & Economics - Markets Infrastructure Investors||Consultation Paper||PDF
|19/12/2016||2016/JCESA QA||Questions and Answers on Big Data||Joint Committee||Q&A||PDF
|29/09/2017||70-145-105||Draft Guidelines on non-significant benchmarks||Benchmarks, Guidelines and Technical standards||Consultation Paper||PDF
|24/07/2014||CP/2014/04||Draft Regulatory Technical Standards on risk concentration and intra-group transactions under Article 21a (1a) of the Financial Conglomerates Directive||Joint Committee||Consultation Paper||PDF
|Please send your comments to the EBA and EIOPA using the following links: Respond to the EBA. Respond to EIOPA. The consultation period closes on 24 October 2014.|
|07/11/2013||JC CP 2013 02||Joint Consultation Paper On Mechanistic references to credit ratings in the ESAs’ guidelines and recommendations||Joint Committee||Consultation Paper||PDF
|The Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities (EBA, ESMA and EIOPA - ESAs) is launching today a one-month public consultation on the removal of mechanistic references to credit ratings in their guidelines and on the definition of sole and mechanistic reliance on such ratings. The term “sole and mechanistic reliance on credit ratings” is mentioned in Article 5b(1) of the European Regulation on Credit Rating Agencies (Regulation (EU) No 462/2013). However, neither its formal definition nor explanations of its meaning are included in the document. In order to have a common approach towards this issue, the ESAs have developed a definition of “sole and mechanistic reliance”, and are consulting with market participants on whether this definition is clear and can be used in practice. The consultation paper contains: - a proposed definition for “sole or mechanistic reliance”, including examples; - the provisions in the three ESAs’ guidelines that are not to be defined as mechanistic; and - those provisions that are to be considered as mechanistic and therefore should be amended. The ESAs intend to refer to this definition in all their future guidelines, recommendations and draft technical standards where relevant. The current public consultation also contributes to the initiative of the Financial Stability Board to reduce the reliance on ratings. The consultation paper is available on the websites of the three ESAs: EBA, ESMA and EIOPA. The consultation will end at close of business on 5 December. Responses can be made here.|
|16/10/2019||JC-2019-63||Consultation Paper on amendments to PRIIPs KID||Fund Management, Joint Committee||Consultation Paper||PDF
|06/11/2013||JC-CP-2013-03||Draft guidelines for complaints-handling for the securities (ESMA) and banking (EBA) sectors||Joint Committee||Consultation Paper||PDF
|Reasons for publication Consumers in the EU can purchase, and firms can offer, financial services and products in the investment, banking and insurance sectors across the EU Single Market. In order to increase market confidence of all participants, the Joint Committee of the three European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) is seeking to develop a harmonised approach to handling complaints. The three ESAs are doing so through guidelines that, once adopted, will apply equally across all 28 Member States and will be the same for all three sectors of financial services. To that end, ESMA and the EBA have developed guidelines for the investment and banking sectors that build on the existing complaints-handling guidelines established by EIOPA for the insurance sector. The objective is to allow EU consumers to refer to a single set of complaints-handling arrangements, irrespective of the type of product or service or the geographical location of the firm in question. This, in turn, will also allow firms to streamline and standardise their complaints-handling arrangements, and national regulators to supervise the same requirements across all sectors of financial services. ESMA and the EBA expect to publish the final guidelines in Q1 2014. Consultation process Comments should be sent to ESMA and the EBA by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. Please note that the deadline for the submission of comments is 7 February 2014. All contributions received will be published following the close of the consultation, unless requested otherwise.|
|30/10/2014||JC/2014/01 add||Addendum to Joint CP on draft ITS on the mapping of ECAIs||Joint Committee||Consultation Paper||PDF
|The Joint Committee of the three European Supervisory Authorities (EBA, ESMA and EIOPA - ESAs) published today an addendum to the joint consultation on the mapping of the credit assessments to risk weights of External Credit Assessment Institutions (ECAIs). The addendum provides further details on the application of the rules proposed in the draft Implementing Technical Standards (ITS) in relation to particular ECAIs and is to be considered as an extension of the consultation process. The consultation period will be reopened until 30 November 2014 in order to collect additional comments. In line with the specifications included in the joint Consultation Paper published in February 2014, this addendum contains the individual mapping tables of all relevant ECAIs. The proposed mappings establish the level of capital that financial institutions should hold in order to ensure the safety and soundness of the EU financial system. These draft mappings are based on the amount of objective information available for each ECAI regarding the performance of its credit ratings. Therefore, the draft mappings mainly reflect the historical ability of ECAIs to anticipate negative credit events. For those cases where only a small number of credit ratings were available, the draft mappings have to a large extent relied on alternative information; whereas, when no relevant information was found, a certain degree of prudence has been applied. Furthermore, the addendum contains some additional aspects resulting from the cost-benefit/impact assessment analysis. The analysis shows that the proposals for the largest ECAIs are not expected to have a significant impact on financial institutions in terms of capital requirements. Only in very specific cases the average capital requirement associated with a particular ECAI might increase by up to 10%. In the case of ECAIs that currently have no mapping established, the impact is expected to reflect the true risk profile of the rated entities. In addition, the EBA also published the individual draft mapping reports that illustrate how the rules proposed in the draft ITS were applied. The draft mappings will be reviewed in light of any comments received during the consultation process. Consultation process The consultation deadline is 30 November 2014 and responses can be submitted here. All contributions received will be published following the close of the consultation, unless requested otherwise. Draft Mapping Reports|
|21/10/2015||JC/2015/060||Joint Consultation on Guidelines on AML_CFT RBS_Art 48(10)||Joint Committee||Consultation Paper||PDF
|11/11/2015||JC/2015/073||Consultation Paper PRIIPs Key Information Documents||Fund Management, Joint Committee||Consultation Paper||PDF
|04/12/2015||JC/2015/080||Discussion Paper on automation in financial advice||Joint Committee||Consultation Paper||PDF
|19/12/2016||JC/2016/86||Joint Committee Discussion Paper on the Use of Big Data by Financial Institutions||Joint Committee||Consultation Paper||PDF
|14/05/2012||JC/CP/2012/01||EBA, EIOPA and ESMA’s Joint Consultation Paper on its proposed response to the Commission’s Review of the Financial Conglomerates Directive||Joint Committee||Consultation Paper||PDF
|24/10/2012||JC/CP/2012/01 Responses||Responses to the Joint CP on Financial Conglomerates||Joint Committee||Consultation Paper||PDF
|31/08/2012||JC/CP/2012/02||Joint consultation paper on Draft Regulatory Technical Standards on the uniform conditions of application of the calculation methods under Article 6.2 of the Financial Conglomerates Directive||Joint Committee||Consultation Paper||PDF
|Please send your comments to the EBA, EIOPA and ESMA by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org by 05.10.2012, indicating the reference ‘JC CP 2012 02’ in the subject field. Please note that comments submitted after the deadline, or sent to another e-mail address will not be processed.|
|25/10/2012||JC/CP/2012/02 Responses||Responses to the second Joint CP on Financial Conglomerates||Joint Committee||Consultation Paper||ZIP