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03/02/2015 2015/224 ESMA’s technical advice on possible delegated acts concerning the Market Abuse Regulation Technical Advice PDF
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This advice:•    specifies the MAR market manipulation indicators, by providing examples of practices that may constitute market manipulation as well as proposing “additional” indicators of market manipulation; •    recommends to set the minimum thresholds that exempt certain market participants in the emission allowance market from publicly disclosing inside information at six million tonnes of CO2eq per year and at 2,430 MW rated thermal input;•    suggests the way to determine to which regulator delays in disclosure of inside information needs to be notified.  •    provides clarifications on the enhanced disclosure of managers’ transactions. - ESMA recommends disclosing  any acquisition, disposal, subscription or exchange of financial instruments of the relevant issuer or related financial instruments carried out by managers,, further illustrated through a non-exhaustive list of types of transactions subject to this obligation.  . ESMA also clarifies the transactions that can be allowed by the issuer during a closed period when normally managers are prohibited to trade; and•    proposes procedures and arrangements to ensure sound whistleblowing infrastructures – i.e. EU national regulators should allow the receipt of reports of infringements, including appropriate communication channels and guarantee the protection of reporting and reported persons, with respect to their identity and their personal data. Next steps ESMA has sent its technical advice to the European Commission for its consideration in drafting its implementing standards regarding MAR. ESMA’s regulatory technical standards regarding MAR will be delivered in July 2015.
08/03/2010 10-222 FAQ regarding the EU Regulation Credit Rating Agencies: Common positions agreed by CESR Members Q&A PDF
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04/06/2010 10-521 FAQ regarding the EU regulation on Credit Rating Agencies: Common positions agreed by CESR Members Q&A PDF
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17/05/2011 2011/144 Final advice- ESMA´s Technical Advice to the Commission on Fees for CRAs Technical Advice PDF
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10/04/2019 JC 2019 25 Joint ESA advice on the costs and benefits of developing a coherent cyber resilience testing framework for significant market participants and infrastructures , Technical Advice PDF
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10/04/2019 JC 2019 26 Joint ESA advice on the need for legislative improvements relating to ICT risk management requirements , Technical Advice PDF
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03/06/2005 05-365 MAD AMPs- Frequently Asked Questions Q&A PDF
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01/04/2016 2016/419 Q&A Market Abuse Directive Q&A PDF
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29/05/2007 07-320 Q&A on Best Execution Q&A PDF
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28/02/2022 ESMA70-1861941480-52 Q&A on EMIR implementation , Q&A PDF
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11/04/2019 ESMA31-62-780 Q&A on Prospectus Related Topics , , , , , , Q&A PDF
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29/07/2021 ESMA33-5-87 Q&A on the Implementation of the Regulation (EU) No 462 2013 On CRA Q&A PDF
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23/06/2022 ESMA70-145-111 Q&A on the Market Abuse Regulation , Q&A PDF
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The purpose of this document is to promote common supervisory approaches and practices in the application of MAR and its implementing measures. It does this by providing responses to questions posed by the general public and competent authorities in relation to the practical application of the MAR framework

The content of this document is aimed at competent authorities to ensure that in their supervisory activities and their actions are converging along the lines of the responses adopted by ESMA and at helping issuers, investors and other market participants by providing clarity on the content of the market abuse rules, rather than creating an extra layer of requirements.

03/11/2020 ESMA71-99-1423 QA Fast Track Peer Review- Wirecard , , Q&A PDF
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19/07/2022 ESMA74-362-893 QAs on SFTR data reporting , , Q&A PDF
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09/11/2020 ESMA31-67-127 Question and answers on Transparency Directive (TD) , , , , Q&A PDF
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19/04/2010 10-293 Question and Answers- Understanding the definition of advice under MiFID Q&A PDF
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06/05/2010 10-591 Questions and answers on MiFID: Common positions agreed by CESR Members in the area of the Secondary Markets Standing Committee Q&A PDF
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03/11/2009 09-559 Questions and Answers- MiFID complex and non complex financial instruments for the purposes of the Directive’s appropriateness requirements Q&A PDF
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01/07/2015 2015/1005 Questions and Answers: Investment-based crowdfunding: money laundering/terrorist financing Q&A PDF
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