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06/05/2022 Ares(2022)2937873 Mandate to ESAs on PAI product , Reference PDF
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The three ESA Chairs have received two mandates to make amendments to the SFDR Delegated Regulation – adopted by the Commission on 6 April and currently under scrutiny.

The first one, received on 8 April, invites the ESAs to propose amendments in relation to the information that should be provided in pre-contractual documents, on website and in periodic reports about the exposure of financial products to investments in fossil gas and nuclear energy activities, reflecting the provisions set out in the Complementary Climate Delegated Act (CDA). The amendments should cover pre-contractual and periodic documents or information referred to in Article 6(3) and Article 11(2) SFDR and the product disclosures to be made on websites referred to in Article 10(1) SFDR, for financial products referred to in Article 8(1) to (2a) SFDR and in Article 9(1) to (4a) SFDR. The ESAs are invited to submit the amendments to the draft regulatory technical standards (RTS) as requested by the Commission at the latest by 30 September 2022. The amendments to the Delegated Regulation will have to ensure that the disclosures about the degree to which investments are in taxonomy-aligned activities provide for full transparency about investments in fossil gas and nuclear energy activities, in particular on the proportion such investments represent within all investments and in environmentally sustainable economic activities.

On 28 April 2022 the three ESAs Chairs received a second mandate to review the indicators for principal adverse impact (PAI) and the financial product disclosures in the SFDR Delegated Regulation. The Commission has invited the ESAs to (1) streamline and develop further the regulatory framework, (2) consider extending the lists of universal indicators for principal adverse impacts, as well as other indicators, and (3) refine the content of all the indicators for adverse impacts and their respective definitions, applicable methodologies, metrics and presentation. In addition, the mandate invites the ESAs to propose amendments regarding decarbonisation targets and to consider whether the financial products making taxonomy-aligned investments (referred to in Articles 5-6 of the Taxonomy Regulation) sufficiently address the disclosure and information on taxonomy-aligned economic activities. The ESAs should use this second mandate to develop draft RTS in accordance with Articles 4(6) and (7), 8(3), 8(4), 9(5), 9(6), 10(2), 11(4) and 11(5) SFDR in conjunction with Articles 10 of the ESAs Founding Regulations,3 and, where necessary, Article 2a(3) SFDR, and have been asked to provide their input at the latest within 12 months from the receipt of the letter, meaning by 28 April 2023. 

06/05/2022 Ares(2022)2798608 Mandate to the ESAs to develop SFDR RTS on product exposures to gas and nuclear activities , Reference PDF
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The three ESA Chairs have received two mandates to make amendments to the SFDR Delegated Regulation – adopted by the Commission on 6 April and currently under scrutiny.

The first one, received on 8 April, invites the ESAs to propose amendments in relation to the information that should be provided in pre-contractual documents, on website and in periodic reports about the exposure of financial products to investments in fossil gas and nuclear energy activities, reflecting the provisions set out in the Complementary Climate Delegated Act (CDA). The amendments should cover pre-contractual and periodic documents or information referred to in Article 6(3) and Article 11(2) SFDR and the product disclosures to be made on websites referred to in Article 10(1) SFDR, for financial products referred to in Article 8(1) to (2a) SFDR and in Article 9(1) to (4a) SFDR. The ESAs are invited to submit the amendments to the draft regulatory technical standards (RTS) as requested by the Commission at the latest by 30 September 2022. The amendments to the Delegated Regulation will have to ensure that the disclosures about the degree to which investments are in taxonomy-aligned activities provide for full transparency about investments in fossil gas and nuclear energy activities, in particular on the proportion such investments represent within all investments and in environmentally sustainable economic activities.

On 28 April 2022 the three ESAs Chairs received a second mandate to review the indicators for principal adverse impact (PAI) and the financial product disclosures in the SFDR Delegated Regulation. The Commission has invited the ESAs to (1) streamline and develop further the regulatory framework, (2) consider extending the lists of universal indicators for principal adverse impacts, as well as other indicators, and (3) refine the content of all the indicators for adverse impacts and their respective definitions, applicable methodologies, metrics and presentation. In addition, the mandate invites the ESAs to propose amendments regarding decarbonisation targets and to consider whether the financial products making taxonomy-aligned investments (referred to in Articles 5-6 of the Taxonomy Regulation) sufficiently address the disclosure and information on taxonomy-aligned economic activities. The ESAs should use this second mandate to develop draft RTS in accordance with Articles 4(6) and (7), 8(3), 8(4), 9(5), 9(6), 10(2), 11(4) and 11(5) SFDR in conjunction with Articles 10 of the ESAs Founding Regulations,3 and, where necessary, Article 2a(3) SFDR, and have been asked to provide their input at the latest within 12 months from the receipt of the letter, meaning by 28 April 2023. 

20/04/2022 ESMA80-187-945 Verena Ross' speech at ECMI/CEPS Webinar, 20 April 2022 , , Speech PDF
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Verena Ross' speech at ECMI/CEPS Webinar, 20 April 2022: "ESMA – driving forward high-quality supervision and transparency in a single EU capital market"

04/04/2022 ESMA30-379-1022 Call for candidates on Consultative Working Group of ESMA’s Coordination Network on Sustainability (CNS) Reference PDF
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ESMA is seeking candidates for its newly established Consultative Working Group (CWG) of the Coordination Network on Sustainability (CNS). The CWG will have approximately 20 members, selected for a renewable term of two years, and will be composed of experts in sustainable finance.

ESMA is particularly interested in applications from experts representing institutional and retail investors, investment managers, investment services providers, issuers, benchmarks administrators, credit and ESG ratings providers, auditors, third-party verifiers, data providers, financial innovation players, market infrastructures and non-governmental organisations, think tanks or research units, with expertise in the field of sustainable finance.

Interested experts are invited to apply by 11 May 2022.

01/04/2022 ESMA34-46-101 Register of authorised European long-term investment funds (ELTIFs) Reference XLSX
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29/03/2022 ESMA34-466-282 Natasha Cazenave keynote speech at ICI investment management conference 2022 , , Speech PDF
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28/03/2022 ESMA34-45-1576 Cross-border distribution of investment funds Reference PDF
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28/03/2022 ESMA 50-165-2078 Fund performance during market stress – The Corona experience , Reference PDF
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25/03/2022 JC 2022 12 Updated supervisory statement on the application of the SFDR , Reference PDF
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24/03/2022 ESMA41-356-274 Public notice on REGIS TR, S.A. , Reference PDF
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18/03/2022 ESMA71-319-210 ESMA_Speech_Verena_Ross_EACT_Summit , , , Speech PDF
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09/03/2022 ESMA90-1-163 Multilateral Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation for Information Sharing Regarding Participants in a Clearing or Settlement System , Reference PDF
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21/02/2022 ESMA34-45-1580 Sustainable Finance- implementation timeline Reference PDF
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18/02/2022 ESMA50-164-5623 Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs) exposures to commercial real estate- 2020 , Reference PDF
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15/02/2022 ESMA50-165-2063 Monitoring environmental risks in EU financial markets , Reference PDF
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10/02/2022 ESMA71-99-1848 ESMA Sustainable Finance Roadmap Areas of focus Reference PDF
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10/02/2022 ESMA71-99-1847 ESMA Sustainable Finance Roadmap Priorities Reference PDF
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10/02/2022 ESMA30-379-1051 Sustainable Finance Roadmap 2022-2024 Reference PDF
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10/02/2022 ESMA 80-195-1352 Text mining ESG disclosures in rating agency press releases , , Reference PDF
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03/02/2022 ESMA80-416-250 Call For Evidence on Market Characteristics for ESG Rating Providers in the EU Reference PDF
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