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03/02/2017 ESMA80-1467488426-27 Supervision Annual Report 2016 and Work Programme 2017 , Report PDF
2.49 MB
04/10/2016 2016/1415 ESMA reporton on securities financing transactions and leverage in the EU , Report PDF
1.94 MB
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.

16/02/2016 2016/297 Follow-up MMF , Report PDF
882.13 KB
31/03/2016 2016/411 Guidelines on sound remuneration policies under the UCITS Directive and AIFMD Report PDF
1.39 MB

Article 14a(4) of Directive 2009/65/EC (“UCITS Directive”), as amended by Directive 2014/91/EU (“UCITS V Directive”) provides that ESMA shall issue guidelines addressed to competent authorities or financial market participants concerning the application of the remuneration principles set out under Article 14b of the UCITS Directive (“UCITS Remuneration Guidelines”). This final report sets out the final text of the guidelines on remuneration policies required by the UCITS V Directive and also provides for a targeted revision of the Guidelines on sound remuneration policies under the AIFMD (ESMA/2013/232) (“AIFMD Remuneration Guidelines”), which were originally published on 3 July 2013.

06/06/2016 2016/743 Multi-venue trading increases liquidity in EU equity markets despite duplicate orders , Report PDF
247 KB
06/06/2016 2016/907 Economic Report on order duplication and liquidity measurement in EU equity markets Report PDF
1.44 MB
09/12/2019 ESMA 50-157-2025 ASR on EU Derivatives markets- 2019 Report PDF
1.9 MB
06/04/2020 ESMA 50-165-1098 ESMA annual statistical report on performance and costs of retail investment products in the EU- 2020 , , Report PDF
4.08 MB
06/09/2018 ESMA 50-165-633 ESMA Risk Dashboard No. 3 2018 Report PDF
931.94 KB
18/10/2018 ESMA 50-165-670 Annual statistical report of the EU Derivatives Markets- 2018 Report PDF
1.37 MB
29/11/2018 ESMA 50-165-688 ESMA Risk Dashboard No. 4 2018 Report PDF
1.05 MB
07/01/2020 ESMA WP-2020-1 Market impacts of circuit breakers – Evidence from EU trading venues Report PDF
1.63 MB
09/02/2018 ESMA20-95-839 Risk Assessment Work Programme 2018 Report PDF
452.74 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
04/06/2020 ESMA34-39-1042 Supervisory briefing on the supervision of costs in UCITS and AIFs , Report PDF
162.41 KB
07/04/2017 ESMA34-43-340 Notification frameworks and home-host responsibilities under UCITS and AIFMD- ESMA Thematic Study among National Competent Authorities Report PDF
895.97 KB

One of the key objectives of ESMA is to foster and increase supervisory convergence across NCAs. Thematic studies have been identified as a means of achieving this objective. Their aim is to review supervisory practice in the Member States, identifying good or best practices where possible. In 2016, ESMA conducted a thematic study on the operation of home and host responsibilities under AIFMD and UCITS with a view to promoting smooth operation of the EU passports for marketing and management, looking at the notification frameworks contained in the UCITS Directive and AIFMD. The findings of the thematic study form the core of this report. They are supplemented, where possible, by a number of recommendations on good supervisory practices.

04/04/2019 ESMA34-45-651 UCITS Sanction Report 2016/2017 Report PDF
398.96 KB
12/12/2019 ESMA34-45-756 Penalties and measures imposed under the UCITS Directive in 2018 Report PDF
467.36 KB