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15/06/2020 ESMA20-95-1264 2019 Annual Report , , , Annual Report PDF
3.03 MB
16/06/2021 ESMA20-95-1381 2020 Annual Report , , , Annual Report PDF
4 MB
15/06/2020 ESMA20-95-1132 2020 Annual Work Programme- revised , , , Annual Report PDF
548.42 KB
15/06/2022 ESMA22-439-962 2021 Annual Report , , , Annual Report PDF
10.64 MB
02/10/2020 ESMA20-95-1273 2021 Annual Work Programme , , , Report PDF
608.58 KB
28/09/2021 ESMA20-95-1430 2022 Annual Work Programme , , , Report PDF
589.43 KB
15/11/2018 ESMA70-145-1081 Annual report on administrative and criminal sanctions and other administrative measures under MAR , Annual Report PDF
158.47 KB
14/05/2019 FISMA.C.3/IK/TL/Ares(2019)2120576 EC Art 38 MAR mandate , Letter PDF
187.62 KB
13/12/2019 ESMA70-156-1823 ESMA 2019 report on the application of AMPs , Report PDF
1.4 MB
09/03/2020 ESMA80-199-332 ESMA Supervision- Annual Report 2019 and Work Programme 2020 , , , , Annual Report PDF
825.72 KB
13/04/2018 ESMA40-133-624 ESMA's response to WP29 Consultation on Guidelines on Derogations , Letter PDF
428.49 KB
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.

13/07/2016 2016/1130 Final Report on the Market Abuse Regulation Guidelines , Report PDF
852.59 KB
20/12/2019 ESMA80-196-3218 Follow-up Report on fees charged by CRAs and TRs , , Report PDF
606.45 KB
23/02/2015 2015/168 Letter to EU Institutions re ESMA’s 2015 Work Programme , , Letter PDF
37.31 KB
Dear Mr Gualtieri, Ms Ribkina and Commissioner Hill, On 30 September 2014 we sent you ESMA’s Work Programme for 2015, which was based on the budget request that had been approved by ESMA’s Board of Supervisors: a budget of €38,639,000 and 147 Establishment Plan posts. The EU budget had not been voted at the time. Following the adoption of the EU budget, ESMA’s 2015 expenditure budget is €33,601,402 (plus an additional €3,100,000 from assigned revenues for tasks delegated from National Competent Authorities) with an Establishment Plan of 137 posts. ESMA’s Board of Supervisors has approved a revised work programme to account for the difference of €5m and 10 Establishment Plan posts; representing a 15% reduction compared to the planned ESMA budget and 7% of its Establishment Plan. ESMA will therefore lack sufficient resources to execute all the tasks that were initially planned for 2015. The Work Programme explains the areas where reprioritisation had to take place, including the risk that ESMA will not fully meet its legal obligations, for instance due to the delay of delivery compared to legally set timetables. A summary of the deprioritised tasks is annexed to the Work Programme and reproduced in the table below. 2014/1200rev ESMA Work Programme
26/07/2016 2016/1164 Letter to the Commissioner Dombrovskis on MAR ITS , Letter PDF
205.33 KB
02/07/2019 ESMA70-154-1193 Preliminary findings on multiple withholding tax reclaim schemes Report PDF
611.48 KB
16/01/2019 ESMA70-145-1184 Report Application Accepted Market Practices , Report PDF
1.68 MB
18/01/2022 ESMA70-156-4859 Report on the application of accepted market practices_2021 Report PDF
1.63 MB
03/02/2017 ESMA80-1467488426-27 Supervision Annual Report 2016 and Work Programme 2017 , Report PDF
2.49 MB