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23/06/2015 2015/609 BG Насоки относно информацията, предоставяна периодично на ЕSMA от агенциите за кредитен рейтинг , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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BG  - Преводът е предоставен от Центъра за преводи за органите на Европейския съюз.
02/04/2013 2013/74 BG Изключения за дейностите по поддържане на пазара и операциите на първичния пазар съгласно Регламент (ЕС) № 236/2012 на Европейския парламент и на Съвета относно късите продажби и някои аспекти на суапите за кредитно неизпълнение , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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23/06/2015 2015/609 EL Κατευθυντήριες γραμμές σχετικά με την περιοδική πληροφόρηση που παρέχεται στην ESMA από τους οργανισμούς αξιολόγησης πιστοληπτικής ικανότητας , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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EL - Η παρούσα μετάφραση έγινε από το Μεταφραστικό Κέντρο των Οργάνων της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης.
02/04/2013 2013/74 EL Εξαίρεση για δραστηριότητες ειδικής διαπραγμάτευσης και πρωτογενούς αγοράς βάσει του κανονισμού (ΕΕ) αριθ. 236/2012 του Ευρωπαϊκού Κοινοβουλίου και του Συμβουλίου για τις ανοικτές πωλήσεις και ορισμένες πτυχές των συμβολαίων ανταλλαγής πιστωτικής αθέτησης , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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02/04/2013 2013/74 PL Wyłączenie w przypadku działalności animatora rynku oraz działalności na rynku pierwotnym na mocy rozporządzenia Parlamentu Europejskiego i Rady (UE) nr 236/2012 w sprawie krótkiej sprzedaży i wybranych aspektów dotyczących swapów ryzyka kredytowego , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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02/04/2013 2013/74 SK Výnimka pre činnosti tvorby trhu a operácie na primárnom trhu podľa nariadenia Európskeho parlamentu a Rady (EÚ) č. 236/2012 o predaji nakrátko a určitých aspektoch swapov na úverové zlyhanie , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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02/04/2013 2013/74 CS Výjimka pro činnosti v rámci tvorby trhu a operace na primárním trhu podle nařízení Evropského parlamentu a Rady (EU) č. 236/2012 ze dne 14. března 2012 o prodeji na krátko a některých aspektech swapů úvěrového selhání , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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02/04/2013 2013/74 NL Vrijstelling voor activiteiten van marketmakers en handelingen op de primaire markt krachtens Verordening (EU) nr. 236/2012 van het Europees Parlement en de Raad betreffende short selling en bepaalde aspecten van kredietverzuimswaps , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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04/04/2017 33-9-149 Update of the guidelines on the application of the endorsement regime under Article 4(3) of the Credit Rating Agencies Regulation Consultation Paper PDF
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Endorsement is one of two regimes provided in the CRA Regulation that allow credit ratings issued in a third country to be used for regulatory purposes in the EU – the other being equivalence/certification. Article 21(3) of the CRA Regulation requires ESMA to issue and update guidelines on the application of the endorsement regime specified under Article 4(3) of the same Regulation. This Consultation Paper proposes to update the previously issued 2011 Guidelines on Endorsement.
The proposed update of the 2011 Guidelines on Endorsement is mainly driven by the need to reflect the changes to Articles 6-12 and Annex I introduced by CRA 3, which will enter into force for the purposes of equivalence and endorsement on 1 June 2018. On that basis, ESMA has to update the Methodological Framework on which ESMA relies for assessing a third-country legal and supervisory framework for the purposes of endorsement and equivalence. This Methodological Framework is provided in Annex II of the 2011 Guidelines on Endorsement. By 1 June 2018, ESMA should also have completed a reassessment of all the previously assessed third-country legal and regulatory frameworks against the new requirements based on the updated Methodological Framework (provided in Annex III).


ESMA has taken this opportunity to reassess its approach to endorsement more broadly, based on the supervisory experience acquired since the adoption of the 2011 Guidelines on Endorsement. The proposed changes and clarification of the 2011 Guidelines on Endorsement focus in particular on ESMA’s understanding of points (b), (c), (d), and (e) of Article 4(3) of the CRA Regulation.
Furthermore, some parts of the 2011 Guidelines on Endorsement relate to the establishment of ESMA, the initial registration of CRAs and various transitional arrangements. The proposed updated Guidelines on Endorsement do not include these parts, as they are no longer relevant. Finally, some information in the 2011 Guidelines on Endorsement was not addressed to market participants but referred to ESMA’s internal processes. This information has also been excluded from the proposed updated guidelines on Endorsement, but is, for context, summarised in Section 4 of this Consultation Paper.
 

02/04/2013 2013/74 SV Undantag för marketmakerfunktioner och primärmarknadsoperationer enligt Europaparlamentets och rådets förordning (EU) nr 236/2012 om blankning och vissa aspekter av kreditswappar , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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02/04/2013 2013/74 ET Turutegemise ja esmasturuga seotud toimingute suhtes kohaldatavad erandid vastavalt Euroopa Parlamendi ja nõukogu määrusele (EL) nr 236/2012 lühikeseks müügi ja krediidiriski vahetustehingute teatavate aspektide kohta , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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04/04/2016 2016/219 ToR CRA TC Reference PDF
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11/01/2018 ESMA80-196-954 Thematic Report- On fees charged by Credit Rating Agencies and Trade Repositories , Report PDF
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09/06/2010 10-333 Technical Advice- The Equivalence between the Japanese Regulatory and Supervisory Framework and the EU Regulatory Regime for Credit Rating Agencies , Technical Advice PDF
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19/12/2013 2013/1953 Technical Advice to the European Commission on the equivalence between the Argentinean regulatory and supervisory framework and the EU regulatory regime for CRAs Technical Advice PDF
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21/11/2013 2013/1703 Technical Advice on the feasibility of a network of small and medium-sized CRAs Technical Advice PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has finalised its Technical Advice to the European Commission on the feasibility of a network of small and medium sized credit rating agencies in order to increase competition in the market. The technical advice provides quantitative and qualitative information on small and medium-sized CRAs in the EU, based on the analysis of the periodic reporting obligations of CRAs to ESMA via the central repository CEREP. It also covers some information regarding possible barriers to entry for companies that wish to conduct rating activity in the EU. Contents The main findings of the advice are: • The 22 registered CRAs are established in 11 EU Member States; • None of the small and medium-sized CRAs cover the whole range of the five rating classes considered (corporates (non-financial), financials, insurance, sovereign and public finance, and structured finance). Whilst DBRS and BCRA cover four and three classes respectively, all the remaining small and medium-sized CRAs cover one or two rating classes only. This contrasts with Fitch, Moody’s and S&P that issue ratings for all five possible rating classes; • Small and medium-sized CRAs are mainly active in issuing corporate ratings. Within this rating type, four small and medium-sized CRAs issue a relatively high number of corporate ratings (CERVED and ICAP) or financial and insurance ratings (GBB and AM Best); • Only 6 of the small and medium-sized CRAs provide sovereign ratings (BCRA, Capital Intelligence, DBRS, European Rating, Feri Euro Rating (Feri) and Japan Credit Rating Agency (JCR)), whilst only one (DBRS) issues structured finance ratings; • As of end 2012 the majority of small and medium-sized CRAs issued solicited ratings only, whilst eight issued unsolicited ratings only. Three small and medium-sized CRAs (DBRS, JCR, and Scope) issued both solicited and unsolicited ratings, as was the case also for Fitch, Moody’s and S&P; • As regards geographical coverage of the small and medium-sized CRAs 6 out of 19 (AM Best, Capital Intelligence, Creditreform, DBRS, JCR and Scope) have a coverage that goes beyond one Member State when referring to corporate ratings. As regards the sovereign ratings type, three of the small and medium-sized CRAs cover more than one Member State (Capital Intelligence, Feri and JCR). In both of these ratings types, Fitch, Moody’s and S&P’s rating activities cover all Member States of the EU; • In 2013, 96% of the supervisory fees were paid by S&P, Moody’s, and Fitch, while their turnover from rating and ancillary services was equal to 88% of the total turnover of the 20 registered and certified CRAs in 2012: and • As of July 2013, 14 out of 19 small and medium-sized CRAs have been granted at least one of the regulatory exemptions provided for in the CRA Regulation. Finally, and with reference to the current situation in the segment of small and medium-sized CRAs, ESMA is not aware of any private networks of small and medium-sized CRAs currently in place.
05/03/2018 ESMA70-145-386 Technical Advice on the evaluation of certain elements of the Short Selling Regulation Final Report PDF
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18/07/2019 ESMA33-9-321 Technical Advice on Sustainability Considerations in the Credit Rating Market Technical Advice PDF
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02/10/2015 2015/1471 Technical Advice on Reducing Sole and Mechanistic Reliance on Credit Ratings Technical Advice PDF
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18/04/2012 2012/259 Technical advice on CRA regulatory equivalence- US, Canada and Australia Technical Advice PDF
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On 12 June 2009 the European Commission requested CESR, now ESMA, to provide its technical advice on the equivalence between the legal and supervisory framework of Japan, The United States, and Canada with the EU regulatory regime for credit rating agencies. (Regulation (EC) No. 1060/2009 of the European Parliament and the Council on credit rating agencies ). On 17 November 2009, the Commission also requested CESR to provide its technical advice on Australia. On 28 September 2010, the European Commission published an equivalence decision on Japan. With regard to the compliance with the EU requirements on endorsement, ESMA had already indicated that it considers the legal and regulatory regime for CRAs supervision of the following countries as “as stringent as” the EU requirements:        - On 22 December 2011, Japan and Australia;        - On 15 March 2012, US, Canada, Hong Kong and Singapore. This report sets out ESMA’s advice to the European Commission in respect of the equivalence between the US (Part I), Canada (Part II) and Australia (Part III) respective legal and supervisory frameworks and the EU regulatory regime for credit rating agencies.

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