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03/02/2015 2015/224 ESMA’s technical advice on possible delegated acts concerning the Market Abuse Regulation Technical Advice PDF
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This advice:•    specifies the MAR market manipulation indicators, by providing examples of practices that may constitute market manipulation as well as proposing “additional” indicators of market manipulation; •    recommends to set the minimum thresholds that exempt certain market participants in the emission allowance market from publicly disclosing inside information at six million tonnes of CO2eq per year and at 2,430 MW rated thermal input;•    suggests the way to determine to which regulator delays in disclosure of inside information needs to be notified.  •    provides clarifications on the enhanced disclosure of managers’ transactions. - ESMA recommends disclosing  any acquisition, disposal, subscription or exchange of financial instruments of the relevant issuer or related financial instruments carried out by managers,, further illustrated through a non-exhaustive list of types of transactions subject to this obligation.  . ESMA also clarifies the transactions that can be allowed by the issuer during a closed period when normally managers are prohibited to trade; and•    proposes procedures and arrangements to ensure sound whistleblowing infrastructures – i.e. EU national regulators should allow the receipt of reports of infringements, including appropriate communication channels and guarantee the protection of reporting and reported persons, with respect to their identity and their personal data. Next steps ESMA has sent its technical advice to the European Commission for its consideration in drafting its implementing standards regarding MAR. ESMA’s regulatory technical standards regarding MAR will be delivered in July 2015.
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.

01/04/2016 2016/419 Q&A Market Abuse Directive Q&A PDF
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13/07/2016 2016/1130 Final Report on the Market Abuse Regulation Guidelines , Report PDF
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21/12/2016 2016/1668 2016-1668 ESMA feedback statement on ESEF , , Report PDF
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03/02/2017 ESMA80-1467488426-27 Supervision Annual Report 2016 and Work Programme 2017 , Report PDF
2.49 MB
11/01/2018 ESMA80-196-954 Thematic Report- On fees charged by Credit Rating Agencies and Trade Repositories , Report PDF
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16/01/2019 ESMA70-145-1184 Report Application Accepted Market Practices , Report PDF
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12/12/2019 ESMA70-156-2005 MAR Article 33 Report on Sanctions Report PDF
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13/12/2019 ESMA70-156-1823 ESMA 2019 report on the application of AMPs , Report PDF
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20/12/2019 ESMA80-196-3218 Follow-up Report on fees charged by CRAs and TRs , , Report PDF
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13/07/2020 ESMA70-151-3186 3rd EU-wide CCP Stress Test Report , Report PDF
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09/10/2020 ESM22-103-1158 ESM22-103-1158 Keynote Speech- Verena Ross- AFME Compliance and Legal Conference , , , , Speech PDF
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09/11/2020 ESMA31-67-127 Question and answers on Transparency Directive (TD) , , , , Q&A PDF
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08/12/2020 ESMA32-67-765 Speech Steven Maijoor- The three paradoxes of sustainability reporting and how to address them , , , Speech PDF
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21/12/2020 ESMA70-156-3537 Annual Report on MAR administrative and criminal sanctions 2020 Report PDF
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22/12/2020 ESMA70-156-3782 ESMA report on application of AMP 2020 Report PDF
1.38 MB
25/02/2021 ESMA70-155-11890 Statement CumEx CumCum scandal- Fabrizio Planta , , , Speech PDF
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03/03/2021 ESMA91-372-1395 Opening Statement_Loeber_Third Annual Joint Deutsche Bundesbank, European Central Bank and Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago conference on CCP Risk Management Speech PDF
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24/03/2021 ESMA91-372-1395 Keynote Speech_Derivatives Forum 23 March 2021 Speech PDF
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