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11/01/2013 2013/12 Principles for Benchmarks-Setting Processes in the EU Consultation Paper PDF
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22/04/2015 2015/532 Investment using virtual currency or distributed ledger technology Consultation Paper PDF
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ESMA has been monitoring and analysing virtual currency investment over the last 6 months, to understand developments in the market, potential benefits or risks for investors, market integrity or financial stability, and to support the functioning of the EU single market. ESMA’s analysis is set out in this paper. ESMA is seeking to share its analysis in order to promote wider understanding of innovative market developments, and invites market participants and other stakeholders to submit feedback and any additional information on the following topics: Virtual currency investment products, i.e. collective investment schemes or derivatives such as options and CFDs that have virtual currencies (VCs) as an underlying or invest in VC related businesses and infrastructure; Virtual currency based assets/securities and asset transfers, i.e. financial assets such as shares, funds, etc. that are exclusively traded using virtual currency distributed ledgers (also known as block chains);and The application of the distributed ledger technology to securities/investments, whether inside or outside a virtual currency environment.
01/07/2015 2015/1005 Questions and Answers: Investment-based crowdfunding: money laundering/terrorist financing Q&A PDF
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08/10/2015 2015/MB/49 Summary of Conclusion 23 June 2015 meeting of the Management Board Summary of Conclusions PDF
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30/11/2015 2015/MB/60rev SoC Management Board 23 September 2015 Summary of Conclusions PDF
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16/12/2015 2015/MB/69 SoC 4 November meeting of the Management Board Summary of Conclusions PDF
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29/01/2016 2016/MB/3rev1 SoC Management Board December 2015 Summary of Conclusions PDF
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05/04/2016 2016/MB/18rev1 Summary of conclusions MB meeting 26/01/2016 Summary of Conclusions PDF
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26/05/2016 2016/MB/35rev1 Summary of conclusions MB meeting 22/03/2016 Summary of Conclusions PDF
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31/05/2016 2016/732 Guidelines on participant default rules and procedures under CSDR , Consultation Paper PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) under Article 41(4) of Regulation (EU) No 909/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council on improving securities settlement in the European Union and on central securities depositories and amending Directives 98/26/EC and 2014/65/EU and Regulation No 236/2012 (CSDR) may issue guidelines in accordance with Article 16 of Regulation (EU) No 1095/2010 in order to ensure consistent application of Article 41 of CSDR relating to participant default rules and procedures.

Contents

Section 2 contains information on the background and mandate, Section 3 contains an analysis of the scope and content of the proposed guidelines, while Section 4 contains the proposed guidelines.

Annex I sets out a summary of the questions contained in this paper and Annex II includes a high level cost-benefit analysis for the guidelines.

Next Steps

ESMA will consider the feedback it will receive to this consultation with a view to finalising the guidelines by Q4 2016.

02/06/2016 2016/773 Discussion Paper on the Distributed Ledger Technology Applied to Securities Markets , Consultation Paper PDF
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01/10/2016 MB/2016/56rev1 Summary of Conclusions Management Board Meeting 24/05/2016 Summary of Conclusions PDF
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28/10/2016 2016/1529 Joint ESMA and EBA Guidelines on the assessment of the suitability of members of the management body and key function holders , Consultation Paper PDF
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10/11/2016 2016/MB/80rev1 Summary of Conclusions Management Board meeting 27/09/2016 Summary of Conclusions PDF
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16/12/2016 2016/MB/90rev1 Summary of Conclusions Management Board meeting 08/11/2016 Summary of Conclusions PDF
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30/03/2017 ESMA22-247440098-111 Summary of Conclusions Management Board meeting 25/01/2017 Summary of Conclusions PDF
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07/06/2017 ESMA22-106-211 Summary of Conclusions Management Board meeting 28/03/2017 Summary of Conclusions PDF
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06/07/2017 ESMA22-106-250 Summary of Conclusions Management Board meeting 22 May 2017 Summary of Conclusions PDF
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28/09/2017 ESMA22-106-309 Summary of Conclusions Management Board meeting 5 July 2017 Summary of Conclusions PDF
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29/09/2017 70-145-105 Draft Guidelines on non-significant benchmarks , Consultation Paper PDF
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