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09/02/2021 ESAs 2021 07 ESAs letter on DORA , Letter PDF
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03/02/2021 JC 2021 13 Letter to the EU Commission on PRIIPS , Letter PDF
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29/01/2021 ESMA 80-196-5019 Consultation Paper on Fees Charged to CRAs by ESMA Consultation Paper PDF
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18/01/2021 JC 2021 01 ESAs JC Letter to EU Commission on ITS FICOD reporting templates Letter PDF
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14/01/2021 JC 2021 02 Letter to EU Commission on priority issues relating to SFDR application , Letter PDF
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30/10/2020 EBA BS 2020 633 Letter from the European Commission to the ESAs on the application of Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 on the sustainability-related disclosures in the financial services sector Letter PDF
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21/07/2020 ESAs 2020 19 Outcome of ESA review of the PRIIPs Delegated Regulation , Letter PDF
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11/06/2020 2020 06 11 ESA letter to the EC , , Letter PDF
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23/04/2020 JC 2020 16 Joint ESA consultation on ESG disclosures , Consultation Paper PDF
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02/04/2020 ESMA70-151-2823 ESMA Report to the European Commission on Central Clearing Obligations for PSA- No 1 , , Consultation Paper PDF
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30/03/2020 ESMA33-5-829 Call for evidence on access and use of ratings Consultation Paper PDF
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05/12/2019 ESMA33-9-355 Guidelines on Internal Controls for CRAs Consultation Paper PDF
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16/10/2019 JC-2019-63 Consultation Paper on amendments to PRIIPs KID , Consultation Paper PDF
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08/03/2019 JC-2019-17 Joint Committee of ESAs Letter on PRIIPS , Letter PDF
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19/12/2018 ESMA 33-9-290 Consulation Paper on Disclosure Requirements Applicable to Credit Ratings Consultation Paper PDF
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19/07/2018 ESMA 33-9-252 Consulation Paper on Revised Guidelines on Periodic Reporting by CRAs Consultation Paper PDF
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27/03/2018 ESMA33-9-235 Consultation paper- Draft Guidelines on “as stringent as” notion in the CRA Regulation Consultation Paper PDF
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04/04/2017 33-5-94 Response Form CRA Endorsement Guidelines Consultation Paper DOCX
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04/04/2017 33-9-149 Update of the guidelines on the application of the endorsement regime under Article 4(3) of the Credit Rating Agencies Regulation Consultation Paper PDF
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Endorsement is one of two regimes provided in the CRA Regulation that allow credit ratings issued in a third country to be used for regulatory purposes in the EU – the other being equivalence/certification. Article 21(3) of the CRA Regulation requires ESMA to issue and update guidelines on the application of the endorsement regime specified under Article 4(3) of the same Regulation. This Consultation Paper proposes to update the previously issued 2011 Guidelines on Endorsement.
The proposed update of the 2011 Guidelines on Endorsement is mainly driven by the need to reflect the changes to Articles 6-12 and Annex I introduced by CRA 3, which will enter into force for the purposes of equivalence and endorsement on 1 June 2018. On that basis, ESMA has to update the Methodological Framework on which ESMA relies for assessing a third-country legal and supervisory framework for the purposes of endorsement and equivalence. This Methodological Framework is provided in Annex II of the 2011 Guidelines on Endorsement. By 1 June 2018, ESMA should also have completed a reassessment of all the previously assessed third-country legal and regulatory frameworks against the new requirements based on the updated Methodological Framework (provided in Annex III).


ESMA has taken this opportunity to reassess its approach to endorsement more broadly, based on the supervisory experience acquired since the adoption of the 2011 Guidelines on Endorsement. The proposed changes and clarification of the 2011 Guidelines on Endorsement focus in particular on ESMA’s understanding of points (b), (c), (d), and (e) of Article 4(3) of the CRA Regulation.
Furthermore, some parts of the 2011 Guidelines on Endorsement relate to the establishment of ESMA, the initial registration of CRAs and various transitional arrangements. The proposed updated Guidelines on Endorsement do not include these parts, as they are no longer relevant. Finally, some information in the 2011 Guidelines on Endorsement was not addressed to market participants but referred to ESMA’s internal processes. This information has also been excluded from the proposed updated guidelines on Endorsement, but is, for context, summarised in Section 4 of this Consultation Paper.
 

30/01/2017 ESMA70-708036281-19 Letter to European Commission- EMIR Review and Sanctioning Powers , Letter PDF
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