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20/06/2017 WP12017 ESMA working paper on collateral scarcity premia in Euro area repo markets Reference PDF
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20/12/2019 SMSG ESMA20-06-2053 Joint position paper from the ESA stakeholder groups on the ESA review SMSG Advice PDF
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14/02/2020 SMSG 2020 SMSG application form 2020 Reference DOCX
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13/07/2015 SMSG 09/07/15 SMSG Advice on the Commission’s Green Paper “Building a Capital Markets Union” SMSG Advice PDF
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12/06/2018 SGs EP Joint Stakeholder Groups letter to European Parliament on ESAs Review Letter PDF
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02/07/2020 SG34-45-937 slides Public hearing on ESG disclosures CP 2 July 2020- Slides , Reference PDF
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30/06/2020 SG34-45-937 Public hearing on ESG disclosures CP 2 July 2020- Agenda , Reference PDF
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22/06/2018 Reply to ESMA70-154-5851 Letter from Commission VP Dombrovskis answer to ESMA letter on MiFID II ancillary activity (ESMA70-154-5851) Letter PDF
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01/12/2016 RD 2016/04 ESMA Risk Dashboard No. 4 2016 Reference PDF
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08/03/2021 Position Limits Position Limits Opinion XLSX
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19/07/2012 MOU SFC ESMA MOU on the supervision of CRAs- ESMA and SFC Hong Kong , Reference PDF
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19/07/2012 MOU SEC ESMA MOU on the supervision of CRAs- ESMA and SEC , Reference PDF
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30/06/2016 MOU FSB ESMA MoU on the supervision of CRAs- ESMA and FSB South Africa , Reference PDF
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18/02/2013 MOU ESMA/DFSA MOU on the supervision of CRAs- ESMA and Dubai FSA , Reference PDF
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19/07/2012 MOU CNV ESMA MOU on the supervision of CRAs- ESMA and CNV Argentina , Reference PDF
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19/07/2012 MOU Canada ESMA MOU on the supervision of CRAs- ESMA and Canadian authorities , Reference PDF
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19/07/2013 MOU ACER ESMA MoU between ESMA and ACER concerning the consultation and cooperation regarding their regulatory responsibilities in relation to EU wholesale energy market Reference PDF
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03/03/2016 Mifid mapping Mapping- fields in MiFID systems Reference XLSX
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This document provides a mapping of the fields between the old MiFID database http://mifiddatabase.esma.europa.eu/ and the lists available on the Registers portal http://registers.esma.europa.eu/publication/ 

23/12/2014 JC/DP/2014/01 Discussion Paper- The Use of Credit Ratings by Financial Intermediaries Article 5(a) of the CRA Regulation , Consultation Paper PDF
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05/05/2015 JC/2015/02 ESAs- main risks to EU financial market stability have intensified , , Press Release PDF
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The Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) published its fifth Report on Risks and Vulnerabilities in the EU Financial System. Overall, the report found that in the past six months, risks affecting the EU financial system have not changed in substance, but have further intensified. The EU’s economic performance improved slightly in early 2015, however the financial sector in general continues to be affected by a combination of factors such as low investment demand, economic uncertainty in the Eurozone and its neighbouring countries, a global economic slow-down and a low-interest rate environment. The main risks affecting the financial system remain broadly unchanged from those identified in the report’s previous edition, but have become more entrenched. The major risks include: • Low growth, low inflation, volatile asset prices and their consequences for financial entities; • Search for yield behaviour exacerbated by potential rebounds; • Deterioration in the conduct of business; and • Increased concern about IT risks and cyber-attacks. Despite these risks, a number of ongoing policy and regulatory initiatives are contributing to improving the stability and confidence in the financial system as well as facilitating additional funding channels to the real economy. These include ongoing regulatory reforms in the securities, banking and insurance sectors such as the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) and Regulation (MiFIR), the work on the implementation of the Capital Requirements Directive and Regulation (CRDIV/CRR), the work on the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive (BRRD), the Deposit-Guarantee Schemes Directive (DGS) and the Solvency II Directive, as well as the European Commission’s plan for a Capital Markets Union (CMU). Steven Maijoor, Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) and the current Chairman of the Joint Committee, said: “The Joint Committee has noted some improvement in overall market conditions; however, the recovery is not yet sustained and is exposed to risks related to broad macroeconomic conditions, in particular the low interest environment and resulting search-for-yield behaviour. Additionally regulators continue to have concerns about the operational risks generated by some financial institutions’ inappropriate business conduct, as well as those risks posed by inadequate management of IT risks. “However, recent regulatory initiatives across the banking, insurance and securities sectors, such as the Comprehensive Assessment, the insurance sector stress test and Solvency II along with, the ongoing MiFID, EMIR and PRIPS reforms are contributing to improving the stability and confidence in the EU financial system." Key Risks Identified The identified risks in the Report can be divided into macro risks to the EU financial system and economy and operational risks. Macro Risks The key macro risks identified relate to: 1. Risks from weak economic growth and low inflation environment, which include: • Adverse effect that low interest rates and uncertainties about the economic recovery have had on the outlook for the financial industry; • Higher valuation and market liquidity risk has raised concerns about the outlook for financial entities’ stability in the event of reversals in interest rates and asset prices; 2. Low profitability is motivating financial institutions and other investors to search for yield, which requires increased supervisory attention to the viability of business models, related restructuring activity and adequate management of risks. However, the promotion of sound and innovative business models for market-based funding structures could help to deliver additional stimulus; and 3. Some continued doubts on the comparability and consistency of banks’ calculations of risk weighted assets. Operational Risks The key operational risks relate to: 4. Business conduct risk remains a key concern with the Report recommending that supervisors should include misconduct costs in future stress tests where appropriate, while financial institutions should strengthening product oversight and governance frameworks. Further improvements in the regulatory framework and supervisory practices to address conduct risks are also warranted. In addition, further progress needs to be made on benchmark reforms where continuity and integrity remain a source of concern even if key panels remained stable; and 5. IT operational risk and cyber risk remain of great concern and pose challenges to the the safety and integrity of financial institutions. IT risk increased due to costs pressures, outsourcing, the need for additional capacities and a mounting number of cyber-attacks. The adequate integration of IT risk into overall risk management is a key policy for mitigation.

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