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14/02/2020 ESMA71-99-1282 ESMA seeks candidates for its stakeholder group , Press Release PDF
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20/12/2019 ESMA71-99-1256 ESMA CRAs TRs thematic fees report , , Press Release PDF
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12/12/2019 ESMA71-99-1263 Press release: ESMA calls for strengthened supervision on suspicious transaction reporting , Press Release PDF
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12/12/2019 ESMA42-111-4916 STOR Peer Review Report , Final Report PDF
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28/10/2019 ESMA22-106-1990 SMSG Opinion on ESMA's Report on performance and cost of retail investment products Opinion PDF
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13/03/2019 BoA PR 01 Board of Appeal PR- Shadow Ratings Appeals Press Release PDF
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04/12/2018 ESMA71-99-1069 ESMA appoints a new Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group Press Release PDF
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31/10/2018 ESMA22-106-1296 SMSG Opinion on EC request to ESAs on cost and performance of retail investment, insurance and pension products Opinion PDF
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30/07/2018 ESMA42-111-4479 Peer review on the Guidelines on ETFs and other UCITS issues Final Report PDF
1.11 MB
05/07/2018 ESMA71-99-999 SMSG Renewal July 2018 Press Release , Press Release PDF
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18/04/2018 ESMA71-99-969 Board of Appeal Appointments 2018 Press Release PDF
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07/02/2018 ESMA71-99-944 ESMA publishes 2018 Supervisory Convergence Work Programme , Press Release PDF
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29/11/2017 ESMA71-99-661 Peer Review on MiFID Compliance Function Press Release , , Press Release PDF
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29/11/2017 ESMA42-111-4285 Peer review on certain aspects of the compliance function under Mi-FID I , Final Report PDF
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18/07/2017 ESMA71-99-521 ESMA recommends improvements in financial information enforcement , , Press Release PDF
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13/07/2017 ESMA70-154-270 Opinion to support supervisory convergence in the area of secondary markets in the context of the United Kingdom withdrawing from the European Union , , Opinion PDF
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13/07/2017 ESMA71-99-526 ESMA issues sector-specific principles on relocations from the UK to the EU27 , , Press Release PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published three Opinions setting out sector-specific principles in the areas of investment firms, investment management and secondary markets, aimed at fostering consistency in authorisation, supervision and enforcement related to the relocation of entities, activities and functions from the United Kingdom .

The opinions, building on the general opinion issued in May, are practical tools to support supervisory convergence in the context of requests from UK financial market participants seeking to relocate to the EU27. They are addressed to national competent authorities (NCAs) and are relevant for market participants considering relocating.

They provide guidance to NCAs aimed at ensuring a consistent interpretation of the requirements relating to authorisation, supervision and enforcement in order to avoid the development of regulatory and supervisory arbitrage risks.

13/07/2017 ESMA35-43-762 Opinion to support supervisory convergence in the area of investment firms in the context of the United Kingdom withdrawing from the European Union , , Opinion PDF
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13/07/2017 ESMA35-45-344 Opinion to support supervisory convergence in the area of investment management in the context of the United Kingdom withdrawing from the European Union , , Opinion PDF
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31/05/2017 ESMA71-99-469 ESMA issues principles on supervisory approach to relocations from the UK , , Press Release PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published an Opinion setting out general principles aimed at fostering consistency in authorisation, supervision and enforcement related to the relocation of entities, activities and functions from the United Kingdom. The opinion is addressed to national competent authorities (NCAs), in particular of the 27 Member States that will remain in the EU (EU27).

The opinion is a practical tool to support supervisory convergence in the context of increased requests from UK financial market participants seeking to relocate to the EU27. It covers all legislation referred to in the ESMA Regulation, in particular the AIFMD, the UCITS Directive, MiFID I and MiFID II.