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11/03/2020 ESMA70-156-1434 Compliance table for Guidelines on non-significant benchmarks (ESMA70-145-1209) , Compliance table PDF
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07/06/2022 ESMA81-393-477 Compliance table on Guidelines on methodology oversight function and record keeping requirements , Compliance table PDF
195.01 KB
28/01/2022 ESMA50-164-5210 Compliance table on Guidelines on outsourcing to cloud service providers , Compliance table PDF
172.7 KB
13/05/2022 ESMA34-45-1128 Compliance table- Guidelines on performance fees in UCITS and certain types of AIFs , , Compliance table PDF
225.5 KB
28/07/2020 ESMA22-105-1208 ESMA Opinion on 2018 Discharge Report of EP Opinion PDF
92.69 KB
27/05/2021 ESMA22-105-1363 ESMA OPINION ON 2019 DISCHARGE REPORT OF EP , Opinion PDF
87.37 KB
29/04/2020 ESMA41-137-1299 ESMAR Article 9a(2) Opinion- BMR EC Opinion PDF
130.45 KB
29/04/2020 ESMA41-137-1300 ESMAR Article 9a(3) Opinion- BMR NCA Opinion PDF
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31/05/2017 ESMA42-110-433 General Principles to support supervisory convergence in the context of the UK withdrawing from the EU , Opinion PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority’s (ESMA) competence to deliver an opin-ion is based on Article 29(1)(a) of Regulation (EU) No 1095/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council (ESMA Regulation).  In accordance with Article 44(1) of the ESMA Regulation, the Board of Supervisors has adopted this opinion.

12/01/2017 ESMA50-1215332076-23 Opinion on the impact of the exclusion of fund management companies from the scope of the MiFIR intervention powers Opinion PDF
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13/07/2017 ESMA35-43-762 Opinion to support supervisory convergence in the area of investment firms in the context of the United Kingdom withdrawing from the European Union , , Opinion PDF
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13/07/2017 ESMA35-45-344 Opinion to support supervisory convergence in the area of investment management in the context of the United Kingdom withdrawing from the European Union , , Opinion PDF
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13/07/2017 ESMA70-154-270 Opinion to support supervisory convergence in the area of secondary markets in the context of the United Kingdom withdrawing from the European Union , , Opinion PDF
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18/12/2014 2014/1378 Opinion- Investment-based crowdfunding Opinion 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 this document.
01/04/2022 ESMA32-51-370 Q&A on ESMA Guidelines on Alternative Performance Measures , Q&A PDF
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20/07/2021 ESMA70-1861941480-56 Q&A on MiFIR data reporting , 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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17/12/2021 ESMA34-32-352 Q&A on the Application of the AIFMD , Q&A PDF
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23/06/2022 ESMA70-145-114 Q&A on the Benchmarks Regulation (BMR) , Q&A PDF
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20/05/2022 ESMA35-42-1088 Q&A on the European crowdfunding service providers for business Regulation Q&A PDF
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