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03/02/2017 ESMA80-1467488426-27 Supervision Annual Report 2016 and Work Programme 2017 , Report PDF
2.49 MB
28/05/2021 ESMA81-393-98 Supervisory Briefing on Benchmark administrators’ presence in their Member States of location and outsourcing , Report PDF
200.21 KB
13/07/2016 2016/1130 Final Report on the Market Abuse Regulation Guidelines , Report PDF
852.59 KB
05/02/2016 2016/234 ESMA’s supervision of credit rating agencies and trade repositories- 2015 annual report and 2016 work plan. , Report PDF
2.08 MB

The European Securities and Markets Authority’s (ESMA) annual report and work programme has been prepared according to Article 21 of Regulation 1060/2009 on credit rating agencies as amended (the CRA Regulation) and Article 85 of Regulation 648/2012 on OTC derivatives, central counterparties and trade repositories (EMIR). It highlights the direct supervisory activities carried out by ESMA during 2015 regarding credit rating agencies (CRAs) and trade repositories (TRs) and outlines ESMA’s main priorities in these areas for 2016.

ESMA adopts a risk-based approach to the supervision of CRAs and TRs in accordance with its overall objectives of promoting financial stability and orderly markets and enhancing investor protection. This risk-based approach requires the analysis of information from a variety of sources and the application of multiple supervisory tools including day-to-day supervision, cycle of engagement meetings with supervised entities, on-site inspections and dedicated investigations.

In order to build on the expertise that ESMA has developed through its supervision of CRAs and TRs, ESMA created a single Supervision Department in November 2015. ESMA intends to draw on the best practices identified from the supervision of both types of entity to further enhance its supervisory effectiveness in future.

04/02/2019 ESMA20-95-1105 2019 Regulatory Work Programme , , Report PDF
308.68 KB
02/10/2020 ESMA20-95-1273 2021 Annual Work Programme , , , Report PDF
608.58 KB
28/09/2021 ESMA20-95-1430 2022 Annual Work Programme , , , Report PDF
589.43 KB
09/01/2020 ESMA22-106-1942 Strategic Orientation 2020-22 , Report PDF
325.47 KB
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05/04/2017 ESMA31-54-435 Report on shareholder identification and communication systems , Report PDF
1.09 MB
11/04/2019 ESMA31-62-780 Q&A on Prospectus Related Topics , , , , , , Q&A PDF
957.9 KB
06/04/2017 ESMA31-68-147 ESMA response to Capital Markets Union Mid-Term Review Report PDF
643.2 KB
05/10/2020 ESMA33-128-1001_ Final Report_Guidelines on Portability of Information between Securitisation Repositories Report PDF
279.02 KB
16/07/2018 ESMA33-128-473 Final Report- Draft RTS on authorisation of firms providing STS verification services Report PDF
593.91 KB
16/07/2018 ESMA33-128-477 Final Report on STS notification Report PDF
1.5 MB
19/11/2021 ESMA33-128-563 Questions and answers on the Securitisation Regulation Q&A PDF
1.39 MB
23/09/2022 ESMA35-42-1088 Q&A on the European crowdfunding service providers for business Regulation Q&A PDF
294.68 KB
02/06/2017 ESMA70-143-5 Methodological framework for mandatory benchmarks contributions Report PDF
282.75 KB
25/11/2022 ESMA70-145-111 Q&A on the Market Abuse Regulation , Q&A PDF
549.17 KB

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.

23/06/2022 ESMA70-145-114 Q&A on the Benchmarks Regulation (BMR) , Q&A PDF
568.37 KB
16/01/2019 ESMA70-145-1184 Report Application Accepted Market Practices , Report PDF
1.68 MB