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05/02/2016 2016/234 ESMA’s supervision of credit rating agencies and trade repositories- 2015 annual report and 2016 work plan. , Report PDF
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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.

06/06/2016 2016/907 Economic Report on order duplication and liquidity measurement in EU equity markets Report PDF
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06/06/2016 2016/743 Multi-venue trading increases liquidity in EU equity markets despite duplicate orders , Report PDF
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04/10/2016 2016/1415 ESMA reporton on securities financing transactions and leverage in the EU , Report PDF
1.94 MB
16/12/2016 2016/1662 2016-1662 Competition & Choice in the Credit Rating Industry Report PDF
1.22 MB
03/02/2017 ESMA80-1467488426-27 Supervision Annual Report 2016 and Work Programme 2017 , Report PDF
2.49 MB
07/02/2017 ESMA50-1121423017-285 Report on Distributed Ledger Technology Applied to Securities Markets Report PDF
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06/04/2017 ESMA33-9-158 Supervisory Briefing: A Common Approach to the CRA Regulation’s Provisions for Encouraging the use of Smaller CRAs Report PDF
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  1. ESMA is required to play an active role in building a common supervisory culture by promoting common supervisory approaches and practices among nationally appointed Sectoral Competent Authorities (‘SCAs’).
  1. The purpose of this supervisory briefing is to provide guidance to SCAs in relation to the application of Articles 8c and 8d of the CRA Regulation and promote a common supervisory approach and enforcement of these Articles. In this regard, the Supervisory Briefing includes the following:
  1. A Common Supervisory Approach as to which issuers and related third parties are covered by Article 8c and 8d; and,
  1. A Standard Form for documentation in accordance with article 8d.
  1. The common supervisory approach will assist SCAs as well as issuers and related third parties by clearly establishing who should be prioritised for supervision and enforcement under these Articles.
  1. The Standard Form will assist SCAs by guaranteeing standardised and consistent data across different issuers and related third parties. It will also assist issuers and related third parties by providing clarity as to how they may meet their regulatory obligations under these Articles and simplify their internal processes by removing the need to develop in-house templates for documenting compliance under Article 8d.
  1. The Supervisory Briefing will be published on ESMA’s website and on the websites of the nationally appointed SCAs.
 
14/06/2017 ESMA50-165-331 ESMA Risk Dashboard 1Q2107 Report PDF
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12/09/2017 ESMA50-165-413 ESMA Risk Dashboard No.3 2017 Report PDF
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05/12/2017 ESMA50-165-498 ESMA Risk Dashboard No 4 2017 Report PDF
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20/12/2017 ESMA33-5-209 CRA Market Share Calculation 2017 Report PDF
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11/01/2018 ESMA80-196-954 Thematic Report- On fees charged by Credit Rating Agencies and Trade Repositories , Report PDF
1.14 MB
09/02/2018 ESMA20-95-839 Risk Assessment Work Programme 2018 Report PDF
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20/03/2018 ESMA50-165-539 ESMA risk dasbhboard 1, 2018 Report PDF
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20/03/2018 ESMA71-99-957 Press release: High risks persist for European securities markets and investors, ESMA says Report PDF
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01/06/2018 ESMA50-162-214 Product Intervention Analysis Binary Options , Report PDF
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01/06/2018 ESMA50-162-215 Product Intervention Analysis CFDs , Report PDF
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06/06/2018 ESMA50-165-584 ESMA Risk Dashboard No. 2 2018 Report PDF
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06/09/2018 ESMA 50-165-633 ESMA Risk Dashboard No. 3 2018 Report PDF
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