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|11/03/2013||2013/280||Vacancy notice- Chair of Committee drafting a proxy advising industry Code of Conduct||Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance||Reference||PDF
|21/10/2013||Ares(2013)3304576||REQUEST TO ESMA FOR TECHNICAL ADVICE ON POSSIBLE DELEGATED ACTS CONCERNING THE REGULATION ON INSIDER DEALING AND MARKET MANIPULATION (MARKET ABUSE) ((EC)No XX/2013)||Market Abuse, Market Integrity||Reference||PDF
|REQUEST TO ESMA FOR TECHNICAL ADVICE ON POSSIBLE DELEGATED ACTS CONCERNING THE REGULATION ON INSIDER DEALING AND MARKET MANIPULATION (MARKET ABUSE) ((EC)No XX/2013)|
|14/11/2013||2013/1650||ESMA begins preparatory work for new Market Abuse Regime||Market Abuse, Market Integrity, Press Releases||Press Release||PDF
|ESMA begins preparatory work for new Market Abuse Regime The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published a Discussion Paper setting out its initial views on the implementing measures it will have to develop for the new Market Abuse Regulation (MAR). MAR aims to enhance market integrity and investor protection. It will achieve this by updating and strengthening the existing market abuse framework, by extending its scope to new markets and trading strategies, and by introducing new requirements. The Discussion Paper presents positions and regulatory options on those issues where ESMA will have to develop MAR implementing measures, likely to include Regulatory Technical Standards, Delegated Acts and Guidelines. These implementing measures are of fundamental importance to the new regime, as they set out how MAR’s enlarged scope is to be implemented in practice by market participants, trading platforms, investors, issuers and persons related to financial markets. In developing these regulatory options ESMA, where similar requirements already exist under the current Market Abuse Directive (MAD), has taken into consideration the existing MAD Level 2 texts and ESMA/CESR guidelines to set out the DP positions in light of the extended scope of MAR. This Discussion Paper is based on the version of the MAR Level 1 text agreed by the European Parliament, the Council and the European Commission on 24 June 2013. The closing date for responses is Monday 27 January 2014. MAR Policy Areas The DP covers ten sections of MAR where ESMA is expected to have to provide input, these include: • conditions to be met by buyback programmes and stabilization measures to benefit from the exemption from market abuse prohibitions; • arrangement and procedures required for market soundings, from the perspective of both the sounding and the sounded market participants; • indicators and signals of market manipulation; • criteria to establish Accepted Market Practices; • arrangement, systems and procedures to put in place for the purpose of suspicious transactions and order reporting as well as its content and format; • issues relating to public disclosure of inside information and the conditions for delay; • format for insider lists; • issues concerning the reporting and public disclosure of managers’ transactions; • arrangements for fair presentation and disclosure of conflicts of interests by producers and disseminators of investment recommendations; • reporting of violations and related procedures. Next steps ESMA will consider the feedback it receives to this consultation in Q1 2014 and incorporate it in to its full consultation papers on both its draft Technical Standards and Technical Advice to the Commission. The dates for these consultations are will depend on the publication of the final version of MAR. Notes for editors 1. 2013/1649 Discussion Paper - ESMA’s policy orientations on possible implementing measures under the Market Abuse Regulation 2. Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on insider dealing and market manipulation (market abuse) (MAR) 3. ESMA is an independent EU Authority that was established on 1 January 2011 and works closely with the other European Supervisory Authorities responsible for banking (EBA), and insurance and occupational pensions (EIOPA), and the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB). 4. ESMA’s mission is to enhance the protection of investors and promote stable and well-functioning financial markets in the European Union (EU). As an independent institution, ESMA achieves this aim by building a single rule book for EU financial markets and ensuring its consistent application across the EU. ESMA contributes to the regulation of financial services firms with a pan-European reach, either through direct supervision or through the active co-ordination of national supervisory activity. Press Release 2013/1650 Discussion Paper 2013/1649|
|29/11/2013||2013/998 DA||Retningslinjer for modellen til aftalememorandum om høring, samarbejde og informationsudveksling vedrørende tilsyn med AIFMD-enheder||Fund Management, Guidelines and Technical standards||Reference||PDF
|29/11/2013||2013/998 SL||Smernice o vzorcu memoranduma glede posvetovanja, sodelovanja in izmenjave informacij v zvezi z nadzorom subjektov iz direktive UAIS||Fund Management, Guidelines and Technical standards||Reference||PDF
|24/04/2014||2013/922||Compliance table- suitability guidelines||MiFID - Investor Protection, Guidelines and Technical standards||Compliance table||PDF
|24/04/2014||2013/923||Compliance table- compliance guidelines||MiFID - Investor Protection, Guidelines and Technical standards||Compliance table||PDF
|20/06/2014||2014/264||Guidelines compliance table- Guidelines on model MoU concerning consultation, cooperation and the exchange of information related to the supervision of AIFMD entities (ESMA/2013/998)||Fund Management, Guidelines and Technical standards||Compliance table||PDF
|08/08/2014||2014/869 nl||Richtsnoeren voor rapportageverplichtingen uit hoofde van artikel 3, lid 3, onder d), en artikel 24, leden 1, 2 en 4, van de AIFMD||Guidelines and Technical standards||Reference||PDF
|08/08/2014||2014/869 ES||Directrices sobre las obligaciones de información de los artículos 3(3)(d) y 24(1), (2y (4) de la DGFIA||Guidelines and Technical standards||Reference||PDF
|25/08/2014||JC/2014/43 lt||Vertybinių popierių (ESMA) ir bankų (EBI) sektorių skundų nagrinėjimo gairės||Guidelines and Technical standards, Joint Committee||Reference||PDF
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) and the European Banking Authority (EBA) published today their Joint Committee final Report on guidelines for handling consumer complaints in the securities and banking sectors. The document aims to increase market confidence and for the benefit of consumers and firms alike it will ensure a harmonised approach to handling complaints for all 28 EU Member States and across all financial services sectors.The final report published today is part of the efforts of the European Supervisory Authorities to bring further supervisory convergence across the securities and banking sectors. It was developed on the basis of the existing complaints-handling guidelines established by EIOPA (the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority) for the insurance sector. The report was launched for a public consultation last year and this final version takes into consideration the feedback received.ESMA and the EBA consider that these guidelines will ensure a consistent approach to complaints-handling across the EU. Consumers can purchase financial services and products in the investment, banking and insurance sectors across the entire EU Single Market and these guidelines will allow them to refer to a single set of complaints-handling arrangements. EU consumers will therefore be able to rely on the same approach irrespective of what type of product they have purchased and where they have purchased it.In addition to strengthening consumer protection -a key statutory objective for ESMA and for the EBA-, the guidelines will also allow firms, some of which sell products from more than one sector across the EU, to streamline and standardise their own complaints-handling arrangements. National regulators too will be able to supervise the same harmonised requirements across all sectors of financial services in their own jurisdictions.The guidelines will be translated into the official languages of the European Union (EU) and they will become applicable two months after the date of publication of their translations.
|18/02/2015||JC/GL/2014/43 Appendix 1||Compliance table for JC guidelines for complaints-handling for the securities (ESMA) and banking (EBA) sectors||Guidelines and Technical standards, Joint Committee||Compliance table||PDF
|The table contains details of the competent authorities* who comply or intend to comply with the ESAs’ Joint Guidelines on complaints-handling for the securities (ESMA) and banking (EBA) sectors.|
|04/12/2015||2015/1407 rev||Call for expression of interest- Renewal of the Corporate Finance Consultative Working Group||Corporate Disclosure, Corporate Finance||Reference||PDF
|04/12/2015||2015/1408 rev||Application form for Corporate Finance Consultative Working Group||Corporate Disclosure, Corporate Finance||Reference||DOCX
|18/12/2015||2015/1871||Proxy advisors take steps towards increased transparency||Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, Press Releases||Press Release||PDF
|22/12/2015||JC/2015/087||Compliance Table GL financial conglomerates||Guidelines and Technical standards, Joint Committee||Compliance table||PDF
|11/02/2016||2016/211||ToR CFSC||Corporate Finance||Reference||PDF
|15/02/2016||2016/291||ESMA consults on implementation of the Benchmarks Regulation||Market Integrity, Press Releases, Benchmarks||Press Release||PDF
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has today published a Discussion Paper (DP) regarding the technical implementation of the incoming Benchmarks Regulation (BR). ESMA is seeking stakeholder’s input to inform its future proposals on draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) and Technical Advice (TA) to the European Commission.
Benchmarks are used in financial markets as a reference to price financial instruments and to measure performance of investment funds, as well as being an important element of many financial contracts and their integrity is critical to financial markets and to investors in particular. The BR’s objective is to improve the governance and control over the benchmark process, thereby ensuring their reliability and protecting users. The changes aim to:
Steven Maijoor, ESMA Chair, said:
“The Benchmark Regulation, once implemented, will ensure the accuracy, robustness and integrity of benchmarks and the benchmark setting process by clarifying the behaviours and standards expected of administrators and contributors. These requirements will ensure that benchmarks are produced in a transparent and reliable manner and so contribute to well-functioning and stable markets, and investor protection.
“ESMA, in preparing for its work on regulatory technical standards and technical advice, is keen to ensure that all affected stakeholders have their views heard on this important topic and we hope that all interested parties will take this opportunity to contribute.”
The DP is seeking stakeholder’s feedback in the following areas:
The exact date when the Benchmarks Regulation will enter into force is still unknown as it has not yet been published in the Official Journal of the EU.
ESMA will hold an open hearing on the DP on 29 February 2016 in Paris. It will use the responses to its DP to develop detailed implementing measures on which it will publish a follow-up consultation in Q3 2016.
|15/02/2016||2016/288 RF||Reply Form DP BMR||Market Integrity||Reference||DOCX
|16/02/2016||2016/273||Comply or explain table for G&R on CCP college||Guidelines and Technical standards, Post Trading||Compliance table||PDF