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09/06/2010 10-333 Technical Advice- The Equivalence between the Japanese Regulatory and Supervisory Framework and the EU Regulatory Regime for Credit Rating Agencies , Technical Advice PDF
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18/05/2011 2011/139 Final report- Guidelines on the application of the endorsement regime under Article 4 (3) of the Credit Rating Agencies Regulation No 1060/2009 , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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17/05/2011 2011/144 Final advice- ESMA´s Technical Advice to the Commission on Fees for CRAs Technical Advice PDF
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17/12/2012 2011/188 Cooperation including delegation between ESMA, the competent authorities and the sectoral competent authorities under Regulation (EU) No 513/2011 on credit rating agencies Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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18/04/2012 2012/259 Technical advice on CRA regulatory equivalence- US, Canada and Australia Technical Advice PDF
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On 12 June 2009 the European Commission requested CESR, now ESMA, to provide its technical advice on the equivalence between the legal and supervisory framework of Japan, The United States, and Canada with the EU regulatory regime for credit rating agencies. (Regulation (EC) No. 1060/2009 of the European Parliament and the Council on credit rating agencies ). On 17 November 2009, the Commission also requested CESR to provide its technical advice on Australia. On 28 September 2010, the European Commission published an equivalence decision on Japan. With regard to the compliance with the EU requirements on endorsement, ESMA had already indicated that it considers the legal and regulatory regime for CRAs supervision of the following countries as “as stringent as” the EU requirements:        - On 22 December 2011, Japan and Australia;        - On 15 March 2012, US, Canada, Hong Kong and Singapore. This report sets out ESMA’s advice to the European Commission in respect of the equivalence between the US (Part I), Canada (Part II) and Australia (Part III) respective legal and supervisory frameworks and the EU regulatory regime for credit rating agencies.
21/11/2013 2013/1703 Technical Advice on the feasibility of a network of small and medium-sized CRAs Technical Advice PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has finalised its Technical Advice to the European Commission on the feasibility of a network of small and medium sized credit rating agencies in order to increase competition in the market. The technical advice provides quantitative and qualitative information on small and medium-sized CRAs in the EU, based on the analysis of the periodic reporting obligations of CRAs to ESMA via the central repository CEREP. It also covers some information regarding possible barriers to entry for companies that wish to conduct rating activity in the EU. Contents The main findings of the advice are: • The 22 registered CRAs are established in 11 EU Member States; • None of the small and medium-sized CRAs cover the whole range of the five rating classes considered (corporates (non-financial), financials, insurance, sovereign and public finance, and structured finance). Whilst DBRS and BCRA cover four and three classes respectively, all the remaining small and medium-sized CRAs cover one or two rating classes only. This contrasts with Fitch, Moody’s and S&P that issue ratings for all five possible rating classes; • Small and medium-sized CRAs are mainly active in issuing corporate ratings. Within this rating type, four small and medium-sized CRAs issue a relatively high number of corporate ratings (CERVED and ICAP) or financial and insurance ratings (GBB and AM Best); • Only 6 of the small and medium-sized CRAs provide sovereign ratings (BCRA, Capital Intelligence, DBRS, European Rating, Feri Euro Rating (Feri) and Japan Credit Rating Agency (JCR)), whilst only one (DBRS) issues structured finance ratings; • As of end 2012 the majority of small and medium-sized CRAs issued solicited ratings only, whilst eight issued unsolicited ratings only. Three small and medium-sized CRAs (DBRS, JCR, and Scope) issued both solicited and unsolicited ratings, as was the case also for Fitch, Moody’s and S&P; • As regards geographical coverage of the small and medium-sized CRAs 6 out of 19 (AM Best, Capital Intelligence, Creditreform, DBRS, JCR and Scope) have a coverage that goes beyond one Member State when referring to corporate ratings. As regards the sovereign ratings type, three of the small and medium-sized CRAs cover more than one Member State (Capital Intelligence, Feri and JCR). In both of these ratings types, Fitch, Moody’s and S&P’s rating activities cover all Member States of the EU; • In 2013, 96% of the supervisory fees were paid by S&P, Moody’s, and Fitch, while their turnover from rating and ancillary services was equal to 88% of the total turnover of the 20 registered and certified CRAs in 2012: and • As of July 2013, 14 out of 19 small and medium-sized CRAs have been granted at least one of the regulatory exemptions provided for in the CRA Regulation. Finally, and with reference to the current situation in the segment of small and medium-sized CRAs, ESMA is not aware of any private networks of small and medium-sized CRAs currently in place.
19/12/2013 2013/1953 Technical Advice to the European Commission on the equivalence between the Argentinean regulatory and supervisory framework and the EU regulatory regime for CRAs Technical Advice PDF
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31/05/2013 2013/626 Technical advice on CRA regulatory equivalence on Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Hong Kong and Singapore Technical Advice PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has provided advice to the European Commission in respect of the equivalence between the EU regulatory regime for credit rating agencies and the respective legal and supervisory frameworks of Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Hong Kong and Singapore. This is in response to the European Commission’s request for technical advice from ESMA on the equivalence of these jurisdictions legal and supervisory frameworks with the EU regulatory regime for credit rating agencies as set out in Regulation (EC) No. 1060/2009 of the European Parliament and the Council on credit rating agencies.  The European Commission has already published equivalence decisions on US, Canada and Australia, on 9 October 2012, and on Japan, 28 October 2010. Regarding compliance with the EU requirements on endorsement, ESMA has already indicated that it considers the legal and regulatory regime for CRAs supervision of the following countries as “as stringent as” the EU requirements: 15 March 2012, Hong Kong and Singapore; 18 April 2012, Argentina and Mexico; 27 April 2012, Brazil.
17/06/2013 2013/720 Guidelines and Recommendations on the Scope of the CRA Regulation Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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Croatian translation is also available.

30/07/2013 2013/720 BG Guidelines and Recommendations on the Scope of the CRA Regulation , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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Насоки и препоръки Насоки и препоръки относно приложното поле на Регламента за АКР
30/07/2013 2013/720 CS Guidelines and Recommendations on the Scope of the CRA Regulation , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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Obecné pokyny a doporučení Obecné pokyny a doporučení k oblasti působnosti nařízení o ratingových agenturách
30/07/2013 2013/720 DA Guidelines and Recommendations on the Scope of the CRA Regulation , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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Retningslinjer og henstillinger Retningslinjer og henstillinger om CRA-forordningens anvendelsesområde
30/07/2013 2013/720 DE Guidelines and Recommendations on the Scope of the CRA Regulation , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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Leitlinien und Empfehlungen Leitlinien und Empfehlungen zum Geltungsbereich der CRA-Verordnung
30/07/2013 2013/720 EL Guidelines and Recommendations on the Scope of the CRA Regulation , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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Κατευθυντήριες γραμμές και συστάσεις Κατευθυντήριες γραμμές και συστάσεις σχετικά με το πεδίο εφαρμογής του κανονισμού
17/06/2013 2013/720 EN Guidelines and Recommendations on the Scope of the CRA Regulation , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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Croatian translation is also available.
30/07/2013 2013/720 ES Guidelines and Recommendations on the Scope of the CRA Regulation , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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Directrices y recomendaciones Directrices y recomendaciones sobre el ámbito de aplicación del Reglamento relativo a las agencias de calificación crediticia
30/07/2013 2013/720 ET Guidelines and Recommendations on the Scope of the CRA Regulation , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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Suunised ja soovitused Reitinguagentuure käsitleva määruse reguleerimisala käsitlevad suunised ja soovitused
30/07/2013 2013/720 FI Guidelines and Recommendations on the Scope of the CRA Regulation , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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Ohjeita ja suosituksia Luottoluokituslaitoksista annetun asetuksen soveltamisalaa koskevia ohjeita ja suosituksia
30/07/2013 2013/720 FR Guidelines and Recommendations on the Scope of the CRA Regulation , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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Orientations et recommandations Orientations et recommandations sur le champ d’application du règlement sur les agences de notation de crédit
30/07/2013 2013/720 HR Guidelines and Recommendations on the Scope of the CRA Regulation , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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Smjernice i preporuke Smjernice i preporuke o djelokrugu CRA Uredbe

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