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07/04/2016 2016/582 ESMA finds room for improvement in national supervision of investment advice to retail clients , , Press Release PDF
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09/10/2017 ESMA71-99-613 ESMA highlights importance of LEI for MiFIDII/MiFIR compliance , Press Release PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published a Briefing on the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) as part of its efforts to raise industry awareness and facilitate compliance with the LEI requirements under MiFID II ahead of its 3 January 2018 launch.

ESMA expects market participants to take all necessary steps to ensure full compliance with the LEI requirements under MiFID II. Based on its previous experience with EMIR reporting, ESMA urges reporting entities not to delay in addressing this important matter, as advance preparation will help in avoiding backlogs and ensuring that all market participants are ready for the new regime.

02/04/2019 ESMA71-99-1138 ESMA issues four positive opinions on national product intervention measures , Press Release PDF
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27/03/2014 2014/334 ESMA issues good practices for structured retail product governance , Press Release PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published an opinion on structured retail products, setting out good practices for firms when manufacturing and distributing these products.
30/05/2016 2016/742 ESMA issues opinion on MiFID II standards on ancillary activities , Press Release PDF
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09/01/2020 ESMA71-99-1272 ESMA key priorities 2020-22 , , Press Release PDF
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09/11/2018 ESMA71-99-1054 ESMA launches call for evidence on periodic auctions for equity instruments , Press Release PDF
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05/10/2017 ESMA71-99-610 ESMA maintains focus on supervisory convergence and risk assessment in 2018 Press Release PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published its 2018 Work Programme (WP), which sets out its priorities and areas of focus for 2018 in support of its mission to enhance investor protection and promote stable and orderly financial markets.

For 2018, the key areas of focus under ESMA’s activities of supervisory convergence, assessing risks, single rulebook and direct supervision will be:

  • Providing guidance and promoting the consistent application of MiFID II and MiFIR by market participants and National Competent Authorities (NCAs);

  • Ensuring the quality, integration, usability and transparency of the data that ESMA collects;

  • Contributing to the development of Level 2 measures in relation to the revised Prospectus regime; AND

  • Enhancing the effectiveness and lasting impact of supervisory activities at individual credit rating agencies (CRA) and trade repositories (TR) level.

The overall budget for 2018 is expected to be €42,051,386 with a projected staff of 232.

 

 

29/09/2014 2014/1191 ESMA Management Board Election Results , , , Press Release PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority has elected three new members to its Management Board to replace outgoing members whose term will expire in October this year. The election took place at the Board of Supervisors meeting in Rome on 25 September and the successful candidates, who will serve a term of 2½ years beginning on the 1 November 2014, are: • Cyril Roux, Central Bank of Ireland (CBI), Ireland – new member; • Gérard Rameix, Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), France – ending first term and re-elected; and • Marek Szuszkiewicz, Komisja Nadzoru Finanswego (KNF), Poland – new member.
04/04/2016 2016/566 ESMA not to exempt ETD under MiFID II , Press Release PDF
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10/08/2017 ESMA70-155-988 ESMA Opinion on AMF position limits on corn Opinion PDF
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10/08/2017 ESMA70-155-983 ESMA Opinion on AMF position limits on milling wheat Opinion PDF
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10/08/2017 ESMA70-155-993 ESMA Opinion on AMF position limits on rapeseed Opinion PDF
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22/12/2017 ESMA70-154-884 ESMA opinion on ancillary activity under MiFID II – market size calculation Opinion
21/03/2018 ESMA70-156-322 ESMA opinion on package orders' trading obligation under MiFID II Opinion PDF
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14/12/2017 ESMA70-156-112 ESMA opinion on third-country trading venues for the purpose of position limits under MiFID II Opinion PDF
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17/06/2019 ESMA-35-43-1970 ESMA opinion under Article 42(3) MiFIR (IT_BO) Opinion PDF
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17/06/2019 ESMA-35-43-1971 ESMA opinion under Article 42(3) MiFIR (IT_CFD) Opinion PDF
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17/07/2019 ESMA35-43-1983 ESMA opinion under Article 43(2) MiFID (CZ_CFD) Opinion PDF
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02/04/2019 ESMA-35-43-1776 ESMA opinion under Article 43(2) MiFIR (AFM_BO) Opinion PDF
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