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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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18/07/2019 ESMA33-9-321 Technical Advice on Sustainability Considerations in the Credit Rating Market Technical Advice PDF
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14/05/2019 FISMA.C.3/IK/TL/Ares(2019)2120576 EC Art 38 MAR mandate , Letter PDF
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08/01/2019 ESMA33-128-619 Letter to EC on regulatory cooperation under the Securitisation Regulation Letter PDF
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18/12/2018 fisma.01/РР/ rv/ (2018) 6771757 European Commission letter to ESMA on draft RTS and ITS securitisation disclosures Letter PDF
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On Friday 14 December 2018, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) received a letter from the European Commission regarding the draft regulatory and implementing technical standards on securitisation disclosures submitted by ESMA on 22 August 2018.
 
The letter states that the Commission intends to endorse those draft regulatory and implementing technical standards only once certain amendments are introduced.
13/11/2018 ESMA33-128-505 Final Technical Advice Securitisation Repositories Fees Technical Advice PDF
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05/09/2018 ESMA70-151-1719 Letter to VP Dombrovskis on opinion on SFTR Letter PDF
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05/09/2018 ESMA70-151-1651 Annex 1 Letter from European Commission on SFTR draft RTS 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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13/07/2018 ESMA31-59-995 ESMA letter to EC on PR Level 1 Letter PDF
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24/04/2018 ESMA33-128-485 Letter to OG- Delivery of ESMA’s technical standards on disclosure under the Securitisation Regulation Letter PDF
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30/01/2017 ESMA70-708036281-19 Letter to European Commission- EMIR Review and Sanctioning Powers , 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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02/10/2015 2015/1472 Technical Advice on Competition, Choice and Conflicts of Interest in the CRA industry Technical Advice PDF
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02/10/2015 2015/1471 Technical Advice on Reducing Sole and Mechanistic Reliance on Credit Ratings Technical Advice PDF
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21/05/2015 2015/857 ESMA response to the European Commission consultation on the review of the Prospectus Directive , Letter PDF
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17/09/2014 2014/850rev Technical Advice in accordance with Article 39(b) 2 of the CRA Regulation Technical Advice PDF
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This document has been revised to reflect an amended figure in Table 1 and two re-classifications of solicitation status in Table 2. Article 39b(2) of the CRA Regulation states that the European Commission shall adopt a report by end 2014 – after receiving ESMA’s technical advice – on the appropriateness of the development of a European creditworthiness assessment for sovereign debt. In its request for advice, the Commission asked ESMA to provide input on the issue of sovereign ratings and rating processes including an overview of the market for sovereign ratings, information on operational issues regarding sovereign ratings, information on sovereign rating processes as well as lessons drawn from ESMA’s supervisory experience. Contents For the purposes of this advice, ESMA provides its views based on the quantitative information contained in the CEREP public database and on information publicly disclosed by credit rating agencies registered with ESMA. Additionally, ESMA’s advice has been informed by its first supervisory activities regarding the rating process for sovereign ratings of CRAs which are active in the EU sovereign rating market. In accordance with the CRA Regulation, these supervisory activities did not address the content of the sovereign methodologies themselves but rather were concerned with the independence, transparency and governance of the sovereign rating process. Sovereign credit ratings play a crucial role from a credit market and financial stability perspective, not least because sovereign governments account for the largest group of borrowers in capital markets in terms of volume. In addition the crucial importance of these sovereign ratings can be amplified by the “cascade” effect sovereign ratings have on other asset classes via their presence as factors in other asset methodologies. In the EU the sovereign rating market is composed of nine CRAs established in nine different EU member states. These nine CRAs exhibit a high level of variation with respect to the type and number of sovereign ratings they assign. Sovereign credit ratings themselves can also be differentiated in various ways depending on such factors as local/foreign currency, duration of issuance, whether the rating applies to a specific issuer or issuance and if it is solicited or unsolicited. In addition ESMA would like to emphasise the following points which it believes to be important when considering the appropriateness of the development of a European creditworthiness assessment of sovereign debt.
24/06/2014 2014/686 Letter to Commissioner Barnier re draft Regulatory Technical Standards under the CRA3 Regulation Letter PDF
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10/01/2014 2013/1932 Deadlines for the submission of draft technical standards , Letter PDF
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19/12/2013 2013/1953 Technical Advice to the European Commission on the equivalence between the Argentinean regulatory and supervisory framework and the EU regulatory regime for CRAs Technical Advice PDF
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