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13/04/2021 ESMA80-195-858 ESMA response to ESRB letter on procyclicality of credit ratings Letter PDF
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09/02/2021 ESAs 2021 07 ESAs letter on DORA , Letter PDF
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29/06/2020 ESMA50-164-3475 Coverletter- ESMA response to EC consultation on a new Digital Finance Strategy for Europe Letter PDF
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04/12/2019 ESMA70-21038340-46 Compliance table for the Guidelines on market making activities under the Short Selling Regulation , , Compliance table PDF
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20/08/2019 ESMA50-164-2554 Letter to EC- Joint EBA ESMA response on crypto-assets 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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10/04/2019 JC 2019 26 Joint ESA advice on the need for legislative improvements relating to ICT risk management requirements , Technical Advice PDF
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10/04/2019 JC 2019 25 Joint ESA advice on the costs and benefits of developing a coherent cyber resilience testing framework for significant market participants and infrastructures , Technical Advice PDF
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10/04/2019 ESMA 50-164-2193 Letter to EC- FinTech action plan- ICT cybersecurity and outsourcing Letter PDF
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04/02/2019 ESMA70-145-153 Compliance table- MAR Guidelines on information relating to commodity derivatives markets or related spot markets for the purpose of the definition of inside information on commodity derivatives , , Compliance table 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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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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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.