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23/01/2013 2013/87 2013 CRA supervision and policy work plan Reference PDF
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15/10/2018 ESMA31-62-1114 2017 Report on EEA prospectus activity Final Report PDF
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12/01/2012 2012/3 Annual report on the application of the Regulation on credit rating agencies as provided by Article 21(5) and Article 39a of the Regulation (EU) No 1060/2009 as amended by Regulation No 1095/2010 Final Report PDF
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This is the first report under the new CRA regulation, however, please note that CESR published a report about the application of the Regulation in the EU and, in particular, on the implementation of the requirements established in Annex I of the Regulation on 6 December 2010 (CESR/10-1424), according to Article 21(4) of the Regulation which was subsequently amended by Regulation No (EC) 513/2011. At the time of publication, 16 CRA's have been registered.
18/03/2013 2013/308 Annual report on the application of the Regulation on credit rating agencies- 2012 Final Report PDF
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This is the second annual report on the application of the Credit Rating Agencies Regulation. 
27/03/2020 ESMA31-69-263 Application form CSFC CWG Reference DOCX
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04/12/2017 ESMA31-69-163 FORM Application form for CFSC CWG , Reference DOCX
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04/12/2015 2015/1408 rev Application form for Corporate Finance Consultative Working Group , Reference DOCX
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27/03/2020 ESMA31-69-261 Call for expression of interest CFSC CWG 2020 Reference PDF
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04/12/2015 2015/1407 rev Call for expression of interest- Renewal of the Corporate Finance Consultative Working Group , Reference PDF
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04/12/2017 ESMA31-69-163 Call for expressions of interest for the Consultative Working Group of ESMA’s Corporate Finance Standing Committee (CFSC) , Reference PDF
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18/05/2018 ESMA33-9-226 CRA Technical Committee Terms of Reference Reference
20/12/2019 ESMA71-100-1792 CRAs and TRs Follow Up Fees Factsheet , , Reference PDF
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16/12/2013 2013/1933 CRAs’ Market share calculation according to Article 8d of the CRA Regulation Reference PDF
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21/02/2014 2014/151 Credit Rating Agencies Annual Report 2013 Final Report PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published its Annual Report 2013 (Report) on credit rating agencies (CRAs) in the European Union (EU). The Report also outlines ESMA’s supervisory work plan for this year. ESMA has found that CRAs continue to progress in how they comply with the CRA Regulation, including improved internal transparency and disclosure to the market on credit rating activities as well as empowerment of the compliance function. However, ESMA considers that improvements are still necessary, notably in the following areas: • validation of rating methodologies, to ensure that a credit rating assessment is a comprehensive risk assessment leading to high quality ratings; • internal governance, ensuring the full independence of the internal review function and thereby reducing the risk of potential conflict of interest; and • robust IT systems to support the rating process, including information security controls and protection of confidential rating information. These issues form the basis for much of ESMA’s supervision activities as outlined in its 2014 work plan. This includes the completion of the two on-going supervisory reviews into CRAs’ monitoring of structured finance ratings and into small and medium-sized CRAs. A new thematic investigation on how CRAs review and validate their rating methodologies will also be launched, as well as dedicated work on CRAs’ IT systems and controls. Following the entry into force of the amended CRA Regulation in June 2013, ESMA will also complete a specific assessment on CRAs’ compliance with the new regulatory requirements.
22/12/2014 2014/1583 Credit Rating Agencies’ 2014 market share calculations for the purposes of Article 8d of the CRA Regulation Reference PDF
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One of the objectives of the CRA Regulation is to increase competition in the markets for credit ratings by encouraging issuers to use smaller credit rating agencies. To this end, Article 8d(1) of the CRA Regulation states that where issuers or related third parties intend to appoint at least two CRAs to rate an issuance or entity, they shall consider appointing at least one CRA with no more than 10% of the total market share. They will consider this where the issuer or related third party finds that such a CRA is capable of rating the relevant issuance or entity and there is such a CRA available to rate the issuance or entity in question. Where it is not possible to appoint at least one CRA with no more than 10% of the total market share, the issuer or related third party shall document this. The obligations in Article 8d are supervised and enforced at national level by sectoral competent authorities. To help issuers and related third parties carry out this evaluation, Article 8d(2) of the CRA Regulation requires ESMA to publish a list of CRAs registered in the European Union (EU) on its website every year, indicating their total market share and the types of credit ratings issued.
23/07/2018 ESMA41-137-1144 Danske- PUBLIC NOTICE Reference PDF
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18/12/2015 2015/1879 ESMA CRA Market Share Calculation Final Report PDF
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28/03/2019 ESMA-41-356-14 ESMA fine Fitch France Reference PDF
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07/11/2014 2014/1344 ESMA Response to public consultation on the IAS Regulation , Reference PDF
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ESMA response to the European Commission consultation on the IAS Regulation

16/12/2014 2014/1524 ESMA’s investigation into structured finance ratings Final Report PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authorities (ESMA) has published this report to inform of the outcome and findings of its general investigation in the way credit rating agencies (CRAs) conduct surveillance of structured finance credit ratings, as indicated in ESMA’s Credit Rating Agencies Annual Report 2013. The investigation took place between October 2013 and September 2014 and involved the four largest CRAs providing credit ratings on structured finance instruments in the EU, namely DBRS Ratings (DBRS), Fitch Ratings (Fitch), Moody’s Investors Service (MIS) and Standard & Poor’s (S&P). 

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