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14/06/2013 2224977 Updated mandate on EMIR equivalence Letter PDF
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03/09/2013 2013/1163 Technical advice on third country regulatory equivalence under EMIR Letter PDF
174.58 KB
02/10/2013 2013/1383 Technical advice on third country regulatory equivalence under EMIR Letter PDF
44.23 KB
08/08/2013 2013/1086 Reporting to Trade Repositories – the case of ETDs Letter PDF
177.31 KB
21/08/2014 ODRG/1/2014 ODRG letter to FSB on barriers to reporting to trade repositories Letter PDF
1.27 MB
24/09/2021 ESMA70-156-4963 Letter- ESMA to EC on CSDR settlement discipline Letter PDF
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08/05/2014 2014/483 Letter to the European Commission- Frontloading requirement under EMIR Letter PDF
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This letter to the European Commission advances ESMA's intention to ease certain frontloading requirement under the European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR).  Frontloading is a term that refers to the clearing obligation under EMIR, which will oblige counterparties to centrally clear certain derivative trades through clearing houses (CCP). ESMA believes that the frontloading procedure creates uncertainties for derivatives end-users while the exact terms of the clearing obligation has not been defined which could have adverse impacts on risk hedging and financial stability. Therefore, ESMA informs the European Commission that it intends to establish the frontloading requirement in a manner that will minimise uncertainty. The clearing requirement began to apply with the first authorisation of an EU-based CCP which happened on 18 March 2014. Following the first CCP approval, EMIR requires ESMA to draft within six months technical standards which will define the derivatives classes subject to central clearing.  However, compulsory central clearing will only start with the entry-into-force of the technical standards which creates the need to ‘frontload’ those derivate trades since 18 March 2014.

01/02/2022 ESMA70-451-110 Letter to the EC- Clearing obligation for PSAs Letter PDF
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26/07/2016 2016/1164 Letter to the Commissioner Dombrovskis on MAR ITS , Letter PDF
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30/01/2014 2014/83 Letter to Jonathan Faull (EC) regarding Technical Advice (Japan) Letter PDF
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24/01/2014 2014/1964 Letter to Jonathan Faull (EC) regarding Technical Advice Letter PDF
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Letter regarding Technical advice on possible delegated acts concerning procedural rules to impose fines and periodic penalty payments to Trade Repositories (TRs)

30/01/2017 ESMA70-708036281-19 Letter to European Commission- EMIR Review and Sanctioning Powers , Letter PDF
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05/10/2015 2015/1498 Letter to European Commission re RTS on indirect clearing under EMIR and under MiFIR , Letter PDF
92.96 KB
20/08/2019 ESMA50-164-2554 Letter to EC- Joint EBA ESMA response on crypto-assets Letter PDF
93.63 KB
10/04/2019 ESMA 50-164-2193 Letter to EC- FinTech action plan- ICT cybersecurity and outsourcing Letter PDF
58.38 KB
14/06/2019 ESMA70-151-2392 Letter to EC- EMIR Refit- hedging exemption in the calculation of the clearing thresholds Letter PDF
117.26 KB
09/07/2020 ESMA70-151-3192 Letter to EC re EMIR 2.2 Delegated Acts on tiering criteria, comparable compliance and fees for third-country CCPs , Letter PDF
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31/01/2020 ESMA31-59-1451 Letter to EC concerning ESMA's techical advice on general equivalence criteria for prospectuses Letter PDF
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16/07/2018 ESMA33-128-504 Letter to DG FISMA on STS Notification and Verificaion Letter PDF
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14/02/2014 2014/184 Letter to Commissioner Barnier on classification of financial instruments as derivatives Letter PDF
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