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11/08/2011 2011/266 Public statement- harmonised regulatory action on short-selling in the EU , Statement PDF
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30/08/2012 2012/537 STATEMENT- Short Selling Regulation Update: Market Maker & Primary Dealer Exemption Notification Procedure , , Statement PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) is publishing this notice to alert financial market participants to its upcoming consultation on the market making and authorised primary dealer exemption under the EU’s Short Selling Regulation (SSR) and the procedure to be followed by firms and regulators in dealing with notifications of intention to use the exemption.
13/09/2012 2012/577 ESMA publishes a Q&A on Short-Selling Regulation , Statement PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published a Q&A on the Implementation of the Regulation on short selling and certain aspects of credit default swaps.The purpose of the Q&A is to promote common supervisory approaches and practices amongst the EU’s national securities markets regulators on the requirements of the Short Selling Regulation once it comes into force on 1 November 2012.  It will also provide clarity on the requirements of the new regime to market participants and investors.Issues addressed by the Q&AThe document provides responses to questions posed by market participants, national securities markets regulators, and the general public in relation to the practical application of the forthcoming Short Selling regime.  It addresses issues related to:•    territorial scope;•    transparency requirements; •    calculation of net short positions;•    uncovered short sales; •    and enforcement regime.Further InformationThe document is likely to be revised and updated before 1 November as new questions are received by ESMA.Technical queries on the application of the new regime should be addressed in writing to shortselling@esma.europa.eu, while further information can be found at http://www.esma.europa.eu/page/Short-selling. Notes for editors1.    Questions & Answers – Implementation of the regulation on short selling and certain aspects of credit default swaps.2.    Regulation on short selling and certain aspects of credit default swaps.3.    ESMA is an independent EU Authority that was established on 1 January 2011 and works closely with the other European Supervisory Authorities responsible for banking (EBA), and insurance and occupational pensions (EIOPA), and the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB).4.    ESMA’s mission is to enhance the protection of investors and promote stable and well-functioning financial markets in the European Union (EU).  As an independent institution, ESMA achieves this aim by building a single rule book for EU financial markets and ensuring its consistent application across the EU.  ESMA contributes to the regulation of financial services firms with a pan-European reach, either through direct supervision or through the active co-ordination of national supervisory activity.Further information:David CliffeSenior Communications OfficerTel:   +33 (0)1 58 36 43 24Mob: +33 6 42 48 29 06Email: david.cliffe@esma.europa.eu
30/01/2013 2013/159 Q&A on Implementation of the Regulation on short selling and certain aspects of credit default swaps (2nd update) Q&A PDF
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31/07/2014 2014/944 Potential Risks Associated with Investing in Contingent Convertible Instruments , Statement PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) is issuing this statement to clarify to institutional investors risks from a newly emerging asset class referred to by most market participants as contingent convertibles instruments (CoCos). If they work as intended in a crisis CoCos will play an important role to inhibit risk transfer from debt holders to taxpayers. They along with standards to improve the quality and quantity of bank capital reflect a considerate response to the former regulatory capital framework. However, it is unclear as to whether investors fully consider the risks of CoCos and correctly factor those risks into their valuation. ESMA believes there are specific risks to CoCos and that investors should take those risks into consideration prior to investing in these instruments.
01/07/2015 2015/1005 Questions and Answers: Investment-based crowdfunding: money laundering/terrorist financing Q&A PDF
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21/10/2015 2015/BS/139rev SoC Board of Supervisors- 9 July conference call Summary of Conclusions PDF
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21/10/2015 2015/BS/140 SoC June 2015 Board of Supervisors Summary of Conclusions PDF
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21/10/2015 2015/BS/168rev SoC Board of Supervisors- conference call 31 August 2015 Summary of Conclusions PDF
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01/12/2015 2015/BS/202rev1 Summary of Conclusions September 2015 Board meeting Summary of Conclusions PDF
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17/12/2015 2015/BS/232rev SoC November 2015 Board of Supervisors Summary of Conclusions PDF
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19/07/2016 2016-BS-151rev1 Summary of Conclusions BoS meeting 25 May 2016 Summary of Conclusions PDF
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30/09/2016 2016/1408 ESMA appoints new chairs to Standing Committees , , , Statement PDF
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The Board of Supervisors of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has appointed the following individuals to serve as chairs of its standing committees:

  • Hannelore Lausch, Executive Director of the Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht (BaFin), Germany, will chair the Market Data Standing Committee;
  • Cyril Roux, Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI, will chair the Investment Management Standing Committee; and
  • Merel van Vroonhoven, Chair of the Autoriteit Financiële Markten (AFM), Netherlands, will chair the Investor Protection and Intermediaries Standing Committee.

The standing committees are expert groups drawn from ESMA staff and the national competent authorities for securities markets regulation in the Member States, and are responsible for the development of policy in their respective areas.  The appointments are for a period of two years and commence with immediate effect.

13/06/2016 2016/943 Statement by Verena Ross at ECON Public Hearing on Securitisation , Statement PDF
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01/06/2016 2016/BS/110rev1 Summary of conclusions BoS meeting 23/03/2016 Summary of Conclusions PDF
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20/06/2016 2016/BS/117rev1 Summary of Conclusions Board of Supervisors Conference call 28/04/2016 Summary of Conclusions PDF
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03/10/2016 2016/BS/201rev Summary of Conclusions- Board of Supervisors Meeting 12 July 2016 Summary of Conclusions PDF
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10/11/2016 2016/BS/259rev1 Summary of Conclusions Board of Supervisors meeting 28/09/2016 Summary of Conclusions PDF
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03/02/2016 2016/BS/2rev1 SoC Board of Supervisors Summary of Conclusions PDF
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16/12/2016 2016/BS/309rev1 Summary of Conclusions Board of Supervisors meeting 09/11/2016 Summary of Conclusions PDF
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