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25/03/2014 2014 Calendar 2014 Calendar of the Chair and Executive Director of ESMA Reference PDF
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In order to ensure transparency in their dealings with external stakeholders the Chair and Executive Director made an undertaking to the European Parliament to publish details of these meetings. This calendar is updated on a regular basis.
01/10/2014 2014/1200 2015 Work Programme , , Reference PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published its Work Programme for 2015. The programme sets out how ESMA intends to achieve its statutory objectives of investor protection and stable and orderly functioning markets through its operational activities of convergence, risk monitoring and analysis, the single rulebook and supervision. The projected work programme is based on a budget of €38,639,000 and a staff base of 202 people as per the budget approved by ESMA’s Board of Supervisors on 6 February 2014 and subsequently submitted to the EU institutions. At the time of drafting, the budget prepared by the European Commission and sent to the EU Council and Parliament for ESMA in 2015 is for €33,627,920 and 186 people. In order to prepare for the eventuality that ESMA will receive fewer posts than planned for in the work programme, Annex 5 contains a list of the areas of work that ESMA would be unable to accomplish in 2015 with reduced resources.
22/12/2014 2014/1583 Credit Rating Agencies’ 2014 market share calculations for the purposes of Article 8d of the CRA Regulation Reference PDF
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One of the objectives of the CRA Regulation is to increase competition in the markets for credit ratings by encouraging issuers to use smaller credit rating agencies. To this end, Article 8d(1) of the CRA Regulation states that where issuers or related third parties intend to appoint at least two CRAs to rate an issuance or entity, they shall consider appointing at least one CRA with no more than 10% of the total market share. They will consider this where the issuer or related third party finds that such a CRA is capable of rating the relevant issuance or entity and there is such a CRA available to rate the issuance or entity in question. Where it is not possible to appoint at least one CRA with no more than 10% of the total market share, the issuer or related third party shall document this. The obligations in Article 8d are supervised and enforced at national level by sectoral competent authorities. To help issuers and related third parties carry out this evaluation, Article 8d(2) of the CRA Regulation requires ESMA to publish a list of CRAs registered in the European Union (EU) on its website every year, indicating their total market share and the types of credit ratings issued.
05/06/2014 2014/608 MMoU on Cooperation Arrangements and Exchange of Information , Reference PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published the text of a new multilateral memorandum of understanding (MMoU) between EEA national competent authorities, and between national competent authorities and ESMA which entered into force on 29 May 2014. It has been signed by 33 authorities in the securities and markets area. The new MMoU was agreed in view of the increasing internationalisation, harmonisation and interdependence of financial services and markets in the European Union. It is designed to facilitate cooperation arrangements and the exchange of information between national competent authorities, and between national competent authorities and ESMA, in the application of their responsibilities under Union law relating to the securities and markets area. It also updates and replaces a previous agreement on the Exchange of Information and Surveillance of Securities Activities agreed by the members of the Committee of European Securities Regulators (formerly the Forum of European Securities Commissions) entered into by those members on 26 January 1999. List of Signatories to MMoU on Cooperation Arrangements and Exchange of Information

16/11/2015 2015 Calendar 2015 Calendar of the Chair and Executive Director of ESMA Reference PDF
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In order to ensure transparency in their dealings with external stakeholders the Chair and Executive Director made an undertaking to the European Parliament to publish details of these meetings. This calendar is updated on a regular basis.

10/07/2015 2015/1174 Public statement- ESMA registers modeFinance as credit rating agency Reference PDF
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14/09/2015 2015/1348 Annex to the Statement by Steven Maijoor- ECON Hearing 14 September 2015 Reference PDF
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25/09/2015 2015/1463 reply form ESEF CBA Form to reply ESEF CBA , , Reference DOCX
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07/10/2015 2015/1475 ESMA 2016 Work Programme Reference PDF
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17/11/2015 2015/1736 form_to_reply_vr_cra Reference DOCX
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11/12/2015 2015/1870 Registration form Open Hearing on Discussion Paper Reference DOCX
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17/12/2015 2015/1885 ESMA Briefing Note on ESEF CP , Reference PDF
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15/06/2015 2015/935 ESMA Strategic Orientation 2016-2020 Reference PDF
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25/02/2016 2016 Calendar 2016 Calendar of the Chair and Executive Director of ESMA Reference PDF
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13/10/2016 2016-IFRS IFRS Foundation and ESMA statement of protocols for cooperation on International Financial Reporting Standards , , Reference PDF
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15/07/2016 2016/1092 ESMA Staff Stakeholder contacts in the Second Quarter 2016 Reference PDF
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13/07/2016 2016/1121 REPLY FORM Reply form for the Consultation Paper on the Guidelines on the validation and review of CRAs’ methodologies Reference DOCX
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11/10/2016 2016/1419 ESMA 2017 Work Programme , Reference PDF
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03/11/2016 2016/1501 ESMA Staff Stakeholder contacts in the Third Quarter 2016 Reference PDF
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26/10/2016 2016/1525 Stakeholder meeting procedure Reference PDF
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