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03/02/2017 ESMA80-1467488426-27 Supervision Annual Report 2016 and Work Programme 2017 , Report PDF
2.49 MB
28/05/2021 ESMA81-393-98 Supervisory Briefing on Benchmark administrators’ presence in their Member States of location and outsourcing , Report PDF
200.21 KB
29/09/2016 2016/1406 Draft technical standards under the Benchmarks Regulation Consultation Paper PDF
1.67 MB
05/02/2016 2016/234 ESMA’s supervision of credit rating agencies and trade repositories- 2015 annual report and 2016 work plan. , Report PDF
2.08 MB

The European Securities and Markets Authority’s (ESMA) annual report and work programme has been prepared according to Article 21 of Regulation 1060/2009 on credit rating agencies as amended (the CRA Regulation) and Article 85 of Regulation 648/2012 on OTC derivatives, central counterparties and trade repositories (EMIR). It highlights the direct supervisory activities carried out by ESMA during 2015 regarding credit rating agencies (CRAs) and trade repositories (TRs) and outlines ESMA’s main priorities in these areas for 2016.

ESMA adopts a risk-based approach to the supervision of CRAs and TRs in accordance with its overall objectives of promoting financial stability and orderly markets and enhancing investor protection. This risk-based approach requires the analysis of information from a variety of sources and the application of multiple supervisory tools including day-to-day supervision, cycle of engagement meetings with supervised entities, on-site inspections and dedicated investigations.

In order to build on the expertise that ESMA has developed through its supervision of CRAs and TRs, ESMA created a single Supervision Department in November 2015. ESMA intends to draw on the best practices identified from the supervision of both types of entity to further enhance its supervisory effectiveness in future.

15/02/2016 2016/288 Discussion Paper Benchmarks Regulation , Consultation Paper PDF
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27/05/2016 2016/723 Consultation Paper on ESMA technical advice on Benchmarks Regulation , Consultation Paper PDF
905.26 KB
29/09/2017 70-145-105 Draft Guidelines on non-significant benchmarks , Consultation Paper PDF
557.29 KB
22/10/2021 AFM/1 Consumer testing AFM report Report PDF
2.75 MB
06/02/2020 ESMA22-105-1052 Strategy on Sustainable Finance Report PDF
161.97 KB
14/10/2021 ESMA24-436-13 Opening Statement ECON Hearing 14 October 2021 , , , , , , , , , Speech PDF
690.55 KB
14/10/2021 ESMA24-436-15 Annex to the Opening Statement ECON Hearing 14 October 2021 , , , , , , , , , Speech PDF
415.73 KB
09/06/2022 ESMA24-442-86 Verena Ross Speech at ICMA AGM, 9 June 2022 , , Speech PDF
154.69 KB

Greening the financial markets challenges and opportunities at the current juncture

18/12/2019 ESMA30-22-762 Report on undue short-term pressure on corporations from the financial sector Report PDF
2.11 MB
05/11/2020 ESMA30-379-325 Consultation Paper- Draft advice to EC under Article 8 of the Taxonomy Regulation Consultation Paper PDF
1.79 MB
08/12/2020 ESMA32-67-765 Speech Steven Maijoor- The three paradoxes of sustainability reporting and how to address them , , , Speech PDF
123.06 KB
19/11/2021 ESMA32-67-800 ESMA Chair Keynote Speech_DSW ESG Conference_19 November 2021 , Speech PDF
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25/11/2021 ESMA34-38-278 ESMA ED Natasha Cazenave Keynote Speech_EFAMA Investment Management Forum 2021 , , , Speech PDF
159.98 KB
16/05/2019 ESMA34-45-712 Verena Ross- ICMA 2019 conference speech , , , Speech PDF
134.24 KB
29/03/2022 ESMA34-466-282 Natasha Cazenave keynote speech at ICI investment management conference 2022 , , Speech PDF
124.72 KB
23/12/2020 ESMA43-370-272 CP on Procedural rules for penalties imposed on Benchmark Administrators Consultation Paper PDF
370.26 KB