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08/04/2022 ESMA81-459-57 Working group on euro risk-free rates- 2 March 2022 minutes Reference PDF
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18/07/2022 ESMA81-459-65 Working Group on Euro Risk-Free Rates- 17 June Meeting Minutes Reference PDF
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02/03/2022 ESMA81-459-50 Working Group on Euro Risk-Free Rates – Work Programme for 2022/23 Reference PDF
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04/04/2016 2016/229 ToR SCSC Reference PDF
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04/04/2016 2016/220 ToR FISC Reference PDF
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07/04/2020 ESMA50-157-2140 ToR FISC Reference PDF
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04/04/2016 2016/219 ToR CRA TC Reference PDF
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10/02/2022 ESMA 80-195-1352 Text mining ESG disclosures in rating agency press releases , , Reference PDF
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11/07/2019 ESMA41-137-1151 Swedbank- PUBLIC NOTICE Reference PDF
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11/07/2019 ESMA41-137-1148 Svenska Handelsbanken AB- PUBLIC NOTICE Reference PDF
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27/03/2014 2014/332 Structured Retail Products- Good practices for product governance arrangements , Opinion PDF
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Legal basis 1.    Regulation (EU) No 1095/2010 (ESMA Regulation)  sets out the European Securities and Markets Authority’s (ESMA) scope of action, tasks and powers which include “enhancing customer protection”, and “foster[ing] investor protection”.  2.    In order to continue delivering on this investor protection statutory objective, ESMA is issuing this opinion on certain aspects linked to the manufacturing and distribution of structured retail products (SRP). This opinion takes into account relevant work done in this field both at European and interna-tional level.  3.    This opinion is without prejudice to the requirements for the provision of investment services and activities established in the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID)  and its implementing measures (notably, Directive 2006/73/EC), the regulatory developments arising from the MiFID review or existing product rules that may apply to SRPs.  4.    ESMA’s competence to deliver an opinion is based on Article 29(1) (a) of the ESMA Regulation. In accordance with Article 44(1) of the ESMA Regulation, the Board of Supervisors has adopted this opinion. Background 5.    In its July 2013 report on ‘Retailisation in the EU’ , ESMA highlighted that, from a consumer protec-tion perspective, retail investors may face difficulties in understanding the drivers of risks and returns of structured products. If retail investors do not properly understand the risk and reward profile of structured products, and if the products are not properly assessed against the risk appetite of retail investors, retail investors might be exposed to unexpected losses and this might lead to complaints, reputational risks for manufacturers and distributors, and a loss of confidence in the regulatory framework and, more broadly, in financial markets. 6.    In 2013, ESMA mapped the measures adopted in the EU Member States in relation to complex products in order to identify issues and to better understand the rationale behind national initiatives (by looking at similarities and differences in the various approaches, and reviewing how complexity has been treated in the different EU Members States). 7.    As a result, ESMA has developed a broad set of non-exhaustive examples of good practices, attached as Annex 1 hereto, illustrating arrangements that firms - taking into account the nature, scale and complexity of their business - could put in place to improve their ability to deliver on investor protection regarding, in particular, (i) the complexity of the SRPs they manufacture or distribute, (ii) the nature and range of the investment services and activities undertaken in the course of that business, and (iii) the type of investors they target. These good practices should also be a helpful tool for competent authorities in carrying out their supervisory action. Opinion 8.    ESMA considers that sound product governance arrangements are fundamental for investor protec-tion purposes, and can reduce the need for product intervention actions by competent authorities. 9.    ESMA considers that, when supervising firms manufacturing or distributing an SRP, competent authorities should promote, in their supervisory approaches, the examples of good practices for firms set out in Annex 1 hereto. 10.    Although the good practices set out in Annex 1 hereto focus on structured products sold to retail investors, ESMA considers that they may also be a relevant reference for other types of financial in-struments (such as asset-backed securities, or contingent convertible bonds), as well as when financial instruments are being sold to professional clients. 11.    The exposure to risk is an intrinsic feature of investment products. The good practices set out in Annex 1 refer to product governance arrangements and do not (and cannot) aim at removing investment risk from products.
26/03/2021 ESMA42-110-2045 SSF Terms of reference Reference PDF
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21/05/2021 ESMA22-106-3378 SMSG response to the European Commission’s targeted consultation on supervisory convergence and the single rulebook , Reference PDF
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11/07/2019 ESMA41-137-1146 SEB- PUBLIC NOTICE Reference PDF
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18/05/2018 ESMA42-113-769 SCSC Terms of Reference Reference PDF
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29/11/2017 ECB/ESMA/FSMA Risk Free Rate Working Group Application Form Reference DOCX
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25/11/2013 2013/1709 Review Panel Methodology Reference PDF
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27/03/2020 ESMA74-362-113 Response form-Table of fields- CP on the TS under EMIR REFIT , , Reference XLSX
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08/07/2022 ESMA81-393-513 Response form- RTS on recognition under the Benchmarks Regulation Reference DOCX
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25/02/2021 ESMA81-393-96 Response form- Guidelines on methodology in excpetional circumstances Reference DOCX
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