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10/01/2020 ESMA70-156-2187 Public Statement BMR transitional period- pending applications Reference PDF
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11/12/2019 ESMA70-154-1504 Briefing BMR Recognition application Reference PDF
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20/10/2019 ES IC1 ESMA-ASIC MoU on BMR Reference PDF
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05/04/2019 ESMA22-106-1736 SMSG Application Form 2019 , Reference DOCX
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05/04/2019 ESMA22-106-1733 Call for expression of interest- consumers, employee reps, SMEs April 2019 , Reference PDF
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04/12/2018 ESMA71-99-1069 ESMA appoints a new Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group Press Release PDF
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05/07/2018 ESMA71-99-999 SMSG Renewal July 2018 Press Release , Press Release PDF
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05/07/2018 ESMA22-106-1050 Call for expression of interest regarding positions in the ESMA Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group Reference PDF
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05/07/2018 ESMA22-106-1052 ESMA Stakeholder Group Renewal Procedure 2018 Reference PDF
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07/02/2018 ESMA71-99-945 EC ECB ESMA FSMA press release on WG on RFR composition Press Release PDF
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18/12/2017 ESMA65-8-5306 Benchmarks attributes Reference PDF
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01/12/2017 ESMA22-106-484 2018 SMSG application form , Reference DOCX
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01/12/2017 ESMA22-106-483 SMSG Expresssion of interest 30 November 2017 , 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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16/10/2017 ESMA22-106-135 Call for expression of interest- Academics and Financial Markets Participants , Reference PDF
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29/09/2017 ESMA70-145-253 Response form for the Consultation Paper on Guidelines for non-significant benchmarks Reference DOCX
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21/09/2017 ESMA71-99-595 New Working Group on a Risk-Free Reference Rate for the Euro Area Press Release PDF
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Today, the Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA), the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the European Central Bank (ECB) and the European Commission announce the launch of a new working group tasked with the identification and adoption of a "risk-free overnight rate" which can serve as a basis for an alternative to current benchmarks used in a variety of financial instruments and contracts in the euro area.

The working group, chaired by a private sector representative and with the Secretariat to be provided by the ECB, will regularly consult market participants and end-users, as well as gather feedback from other public authorities. Its terms of reference will be made public and the group will regularly report on its meetings. This is to ensure transparency on all steps in the identification and adoption of a new risk free rate.

04/05/2017 ESMA71-99-398 Joint Public Statement FSMA-ESMA regarding EURIBOR Press Release PDF
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In September 2016, the FSMA, as the national competent authority for Belgium, established the Euribor college and chaired its inaugural meeting. The college includes ESMA, the national competent authorities of the various banks contributing to the Euribor, as well as the national competent authorities of Member States for which the Euribor presents a systemic character because of its importance for their real economy, for the financing of households and enterprises, or for consumers in general. The Euribor college, chaired by the FSMA, currently consists of 17 national supervisory authorities and ESMA. The ECB has attended its meetings as an invited expert.

In 2015, EMMI developed a methodology that would ground the Euribor entirely on transactions (“Euribor+”) and has subsequently carried out a “pre-live verification” exercise, based on data gathered from 31 banks over a period running from September 2016 to February 2017. On May 4th 2017, after consultation with the FSMA and as a result of its pre-live verification exercise, EMMI published its decision not to pursue a transition to the proposed Euribor+ methodology in the short term.

The college of Euribor takes note of this decision and will continue to engage with EMMI on alternative plans for Euribor reform and transition.

30/03/2017 ESMA71-99-374 ESMA publishes final rules to ensure integrity of EU financial benchmarks , Press Release PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published its final report containing the draft regulatory and implementing technical standards (RTS/ITS) under the Benchmarks Regulation (BMR). These contain the detailed rules to implement the new European regulatory framework aimed at ensuring the accuracy and integrity of benchmarks across the European Union.

08/03/2017 2017/SMSG Application Form Application form- ESMA Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group 2017 Reference DOCX
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