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10/09/2019 ESMA50-165-8 ESMA report on trends, risks and vulnerabilities no.2 2019 Final Report PDF
2.31 MB
28/02/2019 ESMA50-165-737 ESMA report on trends, risks and vulnerabilities no. 1 2019 Final Report PDF
2.24 MB
20/12/2018 ESMA70-145-1008 Final report on Guidelines on non-significant benchmarks Final Report PDF
673.72 KB
06/09/2018 ESMA 50-165-632 ESMA report on trends, risks and vulnerabilities 2, 2018 Final Report PDF
3.7 MB
20/03/2018 ESMA50-165-538 ESMA report on trends, risks and vulnerabilities 1, 2018 Final Report PDF
3.24 MB
15/03/2018 JC-2018-04 Joint Committee Final Report on Big Data Final Report PDF
520.31 KB
06/11/2017 ESMA50-165-416 Report on Trends, Risks and Vulnerabilities No.2 2017- correction Final Report PDF
2.89 MB

ERRATUM - In TRV 2 2017,  p.39 table V.3, the values in the last four rows of column five were accidentally misreported. For this reason, ESMA now provides a corrected version, including the corrected values and a footnote pointing to the initial mistake.

02/06/2017 ESMA70-145-81 Final report on draft RTS on cooperation with third countries under BMR Final Report PDF
203.07 KB
20/03/2017 ESMA50-165-279 Report on Trends, Risks and Vulnerabilities No.1, 2017 Final Report PDF
2.73 MB
10/11/2016 2016-1560 Final Report on Technical Advice under the Benchmarks Regulation Final Report PDF
943.42 KB
30/08/2016 2016/1234 Report on Trends, Risks and Vulnerabilities No.2, 2016 Final Report PDF
3.07 MB
17/03/2016 2016/348 Report on Trends, Risks and Vulnerabilities No.1, 2016 Final Report PDF
3.13 MB
22/12/2015 2015/WP/2015/2 Working Paper No.2, 2015 “Monitoring systemic risk in the hedge fund sector” Final Report PDF
872.37 KB

The working paper proposes new measures for systemic risk in the hedge fund sector. These measures are based on the ability of hedge funds to influence (be influenced by) the performance trend of the entire hedge fund sector. The proposed measures display a high ability to identify periods of financial distress, are robust to modifications in the underlying econometric model and deliver an innovation in the monitoring of systemic risks in the fund industry.

14/09/2015 2015/1290 Report on Trends, Risks and Vulnerabilities No.2, 2015 Final Report PDF
2.88 MB
21/05/2015 2015/856 Ann1 Investment-based crowdfunding- Insights from regulators in the EU Final Report PDF
319.65 KB
05/05/2015 JC/2015/007 Joint Committee Report on Risks and Vulnerabilities in the EU Financial System , Final Report PDF
692.05 KB
The Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) published its fifth Report on Risks and Vulnerabilities in the EU Financial System. Overall, the report found that in the past six months, risks affecting the EU financial system have not changed in substance, but have further intensified. The EU’s economic performance improved slightly in early 2015, however the financial sector in general continues to be affected by a combination of factors such as low investment demand, economic uncertainty in the Eurozone and its neighbouring countries, a global economic slow-down and a low-interest rate environment. The main risks affecting the financial system remain broadly unchanged from those identified in the report’s previous edition, but have become more entrenched. The major risks include: • Low growth, low inflation, volatile asset prices and their consequences for financial entities; • Search for yield behaviour exacerbated by potential rebounds; • Deterioration in the conduct of business; and • Increased concern about IT risks and cyber-attacks.
11/03/2015 2015/527 ESMA Risk Dashboard No 1 2015 Final Report PDF
798.36 KB
11/03/2015 2015/526 Report on Trends, Risks and Vulnerabilities No 1 2015 Final Report PDF
2.59 MB
18/12/2014 2014/1560 Advice- Investment-based crowdfunding Final Report PDF
482.2 KB
Crowdfunding is a means of raising finance for projects from ‘the crowd’ often by means of an internet-based platform through which project owners ‘pitch’ their idea to potential backers, who are typically not professional investors.  It takes many forms, not all of which involve the potential for a financial return.  ESMA’s focus is on crowdfunding which involves investment, as distinct from donation, non-monetary reward or loan agreement.Crowdfunding is relatively young and business models are evolving. EU financial services rules were not designed with the industry in mind.  Within investment-based crowdfunding a range of different operational structures are used so it is not straightforward to map crowdfunding platforms’ activities to those regulated under EU legislation. Member States and NCAs have been working out how to treat crowdfunding, with some dealing with issues case-by-case, some seeking to clarify how crowdfunding fits into existing rules and others introducing specific requirements.To assist NCAs and market participants, and to promote regulatory and supervisory convergence, ESMA has assessed typical investment-based crowdfunding business models and how they could evolve, risks typically involved for project owners, investors and the platforms themselves and the likely components of an appropriate regulatory regime. ESMA then prepared a detailed analysis of how the typical business models map across to the existing EU legislation, set out in sections 1 to 6 of this document.
17/12/2014 ECO-2014/1 ESMA's Economic Report No 1, 2014- High-frequency trading activity in EU equity markets Final Report PDF
1.87 MB