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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
2.08 MB

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.

16/02/2016 2016/297 Follow-up MMF , Report PDF
882.13 KB
31/03/2016 2016/411 Guidelines on sound remuneration policies under the UCITS Directive and AIFMD Report PDF
1.39 MB

Article 14a(4) of Directive 2009/65/EC (“UCITS Directive”), as amended by Directive 2014/91/EU (“UCITS V Directive”) provides that ESMA shall issue guidelines addressed to competent authorities or financial market participants concerning the application of the remuneration principles set out under Article 14b of the UCITS Directive (“UCITS Remuneration Guidelines”). This final report sets out the final text of the guidelines on remuneration policies required by the UCITS V Directive and also provides for a targeted revision of the Guidelines on sound remuneration policies under the AIFMD (ESMA/2013/232) (“AIFMD Remuneration Guidelines”), which were originally published on 3 July 2013.

13/07/2016 2016/1130 Final Report on the Market Abuse Regulation Guidelines , Report PDF
852.59 KB
21/12/2016 2016/1668 2016-1668 ESMA feedback statement on ESEF , , Report PDF
6.98 MB
03/02/2017 ESMA80-1467488426-27 Supervision Annual Report 2016 and Work Programme 2017 , Report PDF
2.49 MB
29/03/2017 ESMA70-145-48 Draft technical standards under the Benchmarks Regulation Report PDF
1.75 MB
05/04/2017 ESMA31-54-435 Report on shareholder identification and communication systems , Report PDF
1.09 MB
07/04/2017 ESMA34-43-340 Notification frameworks and home-host responsibilities under UCITS and AIFMD- ESMA Thematic Study among National Competent Authorities Report PDF
895.97 KB

One of the key objectives of ESMA is to foster and increase supervisory convergence across NCAs. Thematic studies have been identified as a means of achieving this objective. Their aim is to review supervisory practice in the Member States, identifying good or best practices where possible. In 2016, ESMA conducted a thematic study on the operation of home and host responsibilities under AIFMD and UCITS with a view to promoting smooth operation of the EU passports for marketing and management, looking at the notification frameworks contained in the UCITS Directive and AIFMD. The findings of the thematic study form the core of this report. They are supplemented, where possible, by a number of recommendations on good supervisory practices.

02/06/2017 ESMA70-143-5 Methodological framework for mandatory benchmarks contributions Report PDF
282.75 KB
03/07/2017 ESMA31-62-746 EEA prospectus activity in 2016 , Report PDF
475.66 KB
11/01/2018 ESMA80-196-954 Thematic Report- On fees charged by Credit Rating Agencies and Trade Repositories , Report PDF
1.14 MB
16/01/2019 ESMA70-145-1184 Report Application Accepted Market Practices , Report PDF
1.68 MB
04/04/2019 ESMA34-45-651 UCITS Sanction Report 2016/2017 Report PDF
398.96 KB
05/09/2019 ESMA50-164-2458 Stress simulation for investment funds , Report PDF
868.55 KB
12/12/2019 ESMA34-45-756 Penalties and measures imposed under the UCITS Directive in 2018 Report PDF
467.36 KB
12/12/2019 ESMA70-156-2005 MAR Article 33 Report on Sanctions Report PDF
352.9 KB
13/12/2019 ESMA70-156-1823 ESMA 2019 report on the application of AMPs , Report PDF
1.4 MB
20/12/2019 ESMA80-196-3218 Follow-up Report on fees charged by CRAs and TRs , , Report PDF
606.45 KB
10/01/2020 ESMA50-165-1032 EU Alternative Investment Funds- 2020 Statistical Report , Report PDF
1.94 MB