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|17/04/2020||ESMA71-99-1313||Benchmarks MoU- 30 Mar (MAS ESMA)||Benchmarks, International cooperation, Press Releases||Press Release||PDF
|11/12/2019||ESMA70-154-1504||Briefing BMR Recognition application||Benchmarks||Reference||PDF
|11/03/2020||ESMA70-156-1434||Compliance table for Guidelines on non-significant benchmarks (ESMA70-145-1209)||Benchmarks, Guidelines and Technical standards||Compliance table||PDF
|29/10/2019||ESMA71-319-150||Conference on the adaptation of interest rate benchmarks to the new European regulation on benchmarks- Steven Maijoor ESMA Chair at CNMV Conference||Benchmarks, Speeches||Speech||PDF
|27/05/2016||2016/723||Consultation Paper on ESMA technical advice on Benchmarks Regulation||Market Integrity, Benchmarks||Consultation Paper||PDF
|15/02/2016||2016/288||Discussion Paper Benchmarks Regulation||Market Integrity, Benchmarks||Consultation Paper||PDF
|29/09/2017||70-145-105||Draft Guidelines on non-significant benchmarks||Benchmarks, Guidelines and Technical standards||Consultation Paper||PDF
|09/03/2020||ESMA70-156-1464||Draft Regulatory Technical Standards under the Benchmarks Regulation||Benchmarks||Consultation Paper||PDF
|29/09/2016||2016/1406||Draft technical standards under the Benchmarks Regulation||Benchmarks||Consultation Paper||PDF
|29/03/2017||ESMA70-145-48||Draft technical standards under the Benchmarks Regulation||Benchmarks||Report||PDF
|07/02/2018||ESMA71-99-945||EC ECB ESMA FSMA press release on WG on RFR composition||Benchmarks||Press Release||PDF
|06/06/2013||2013/684||ESMA and the EBA publish final principles on benchmarks||Risk Analysis & Economics - Markets Infrastructure Investors, Press Releases, Benchmarks||Press Release||PDF
|17/04/2020||ESMA70-155-9524||ESMA BMR Equivalence MoU MAS||Benchmarks, International cooperation||Reference||PDF
|23/01/2017||ESMA71-844457584-329||ESMA Chair keynote address at PRIME Finance Conference||Benchmarks, Post Trading, Speeches||Speech||PDF
|29/09/2016||2016/1407||ESMA consults on future rules for financial benchmarks||Benchmarks, Press Releases||Press Release||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.
|10/11/2016||2016-1567||ESMA finalises advice on future rules for financial benchmarks||Benchmarks||Press Release||PDF
|29/04/2020||ESMA71-99-1323||ESMA NAL Opinion on delegated acts climate benchmarks||Benchmarks, Press Releases||Press Release||PDF