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|03/01/2013||2012/874||Report to the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on the budgetary implications of Regulation (EU) No 648/2012 on OTC derivatives, central counterparties and trade repositories (EMIR)||Post Trading||Final Report||PDF
|02/10/2013||2013/1370||Technical advice on third country regulatory equivalence under EMIR – India||Post Trading||Final Report||PDF
|02/10/2013||2013/1374||Technical advice on third country regulatory equivalence under EMIR – Switzerland (Supplement)||Post Trading||Final Report||PDF
|02/10/2013||2013/1375||Technical advice on third country regulatory equivalence under EMIR – Canada||Post Trading||Final Report||PDF
|05/08/2014||2014/1009||Guidelines and Recommendations on the implementation of the CPSS-IOSCO Principles for Financial Market Infrastructures in respect of CCP||Guidelines and Technical standards||Guidelines & Recommendations||PDF
|These Guidelines and Recommendations concern the implementation of the CPSS-IOSCO Principles for Financial Market Infrastructure (PFMIs) by competent authorities as part of the exercise of their duties resulting from EMIR for the authorisation and supervision of CCPs under Article 22(1) of EMIR.|
|28/05/2014||2014/576||Voting Procedures for CCP colleges under EMIR||Post Trading||Opinion||PDF
|13/08/2015||2015/1251||EMIR Review Report no.1- Review on the use of OTC derivatives by non-financial counterparties||Post Trading||Final Report||PDF
|13/08/2015||2015/1252||EMIR Review Report no.2- Review on the efficiency of margining requirements to limit procyclicality||Post Trading||Final Report||PDF
|13/08/2015||2015/1253||EMIR Review Report no.3- Review on the segregation and portability requirements||Post Trading||Final Report||PDF
|13/08/2015||2015/1254||EMIR Review Report no.4- ESMA input as part of the Commission consultation on the EMIR Review||Post Trading||Final Report||PDF
|13/11/2015||2015/1645||Final report EMIR Article 9 RTS ITS||Post Trading||Final Report||PDF
|08/01/2015||2015/20||ESMA review of CCP colleges under EMIR||Post Trading||Final Report||PDF
|29/01/2015||2015/223||Opinion on draft RTS on the Clearing Obligation||Post Trading||Opinion||PDF
Legal Basis According to Article 5(2) of Regulation (EU) No 648/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 July 2012 on OTC derivatives, central counterparties and trade repositories (EMIR), the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) shall develop draft regulatory technical standards specifying the class of OTC derivatives that should be subject to the clearing obligation, the date or dates from which the clearing obligation takes effect, including any phase in and the categories of counterparties to which the obligation applies, and the minimum remaining maturity of the OTC derivative contracts referred to in Article 4(1)(b)(ii) of EMIR. Background and Procedure On 1 October 2014, ESMA submitted a draft regulatory technical standard (RTS) on the clearing obligation to the European Commission pursuant to Article 10(1) of Regulation No (EU) 1095/2010 (the ESMA Regulation) and Article 5(2) of EMIR. This draft RTS covered Interest Rate Swaps. On 18 December 2014, the Commission informed ESMA of its intention to endorse with amendments this draft RTS and submitted to ESMA a modified version of the RTS (the “modified RTS”) introducing, among others, (1) amendments to the date on which the frontloading obligation starts to apply and (2) a new provision on the treatment of non-EU intragroup transactions. Pursuant to Article 10(1) of the ESMA Regulation, this notification from the Commission opens a period of six weeks during which ESMA may amend its draft RTS on the clearing obligation on the basis of the Commission’s proposed amendments and resubmit it to the Commission in the form of a formal opinion. ESMA has to send a copy of its formal opinion to the European Parliament and to the Council. In accordance with Article 44(1) of the ESMA Regulation the Board of Supervisors has to adopt a formal opinion. Executive Summary ESMA agrees with the ultimate objectives of the modifications that the European Commission intends to introduce. However, ESMA considers that the tool proposed by the Commission for the matter related to the non-EU intra group transactions is not appropriate from a legal perspective and, in the case that the Commission intention is to define a later application date for those transactions, ESMA stands ready to explore, in coordination with the Commission, a different manner to incorporate that provision. ESMA backs the modifications on the frontloading section, though has a few observations and improvements with respect to several recitals. ESMA proposes to incorporate the suggestion of the Commission to deal with the application of the 8 billion threshold to investment funds for the definitions of types of counterparties as a specific provision in the text of the RTS.
|21/05/2015||2015/838||ESMA's opinion on the composition of CCP colleges under EMIR||Post Trading||Opinion||PDF
|22/05/2015||2015/880||ESMA Opinion to the EU institutions on the impact of EMIR on UCITS||Fund Management||Opinion||PDF
|15/11/2016||2016/1575||Opinion- Common indicators for new products and services under Article 15 and for significant changes under Article 49 of EMIR||Post Trading||Opinion||PDF
|05/04/2016||2016/422||Final Report RTS on access aggregation and comparison of TR data under Art.81 of EMIR||Post Trading||Final Report||PDF
|05/04/2016||2016/429||Review of Article 26 of RTS No 153/2013 with respect to MPOR for client accounts||Post Trading||Final Report||PDF
Reasons for publication
In relation to the draft amended technical standards, ESMA consulted stakeholders on two occasions: the first consultation on a Discussion Paper (DP) was conducted from 27 August to 30 September 2015; the second, on the consultation paper (CP) including the proposed draft RTS was carried out from 14 December 2015 to 1st February 2016.
ESMA received a strong support from the respondents to the CP on the proposed amendment introducing the possibility for EU CCPs to margin on a one day gross basis for clients’ accounts. The responses to the consultation confirm that a one day gross account structure provides a sufficient level of protection to the CCPs and to the clients.
On the proposed conditions linked to this type of account, the majority of the respondents are of the view that they are needed to ensure the safety of the CCPs. Some clarifications or slight amendments have been introduced following the comments received, in particular on intraday margins calls and on entities belonging to the same group as clearing members.
|26/05/2016||2016/725||Draft RTS on indirect clearing arrangements under EMIR and MiFIR||Guidelines and Technical standards, Post Trading, MiFID - Secondary Markets||Final Report||PDF
|27/03/2018||ESMA70-151-1272||ESMA Guidelines on position calculation by trade repositories under EMIR Final Report||Post Trading||Guidelines & Recommendations||PDF