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12/07/2018 ESMA42-110-998 Timely submission of requests for authorisation in the context of the United Kingdom withdrawing from the European Union , Statement PDF
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03/04/2018 ESMA71-99-959 ESMA proposes simplifications to prospectuses format and content , Press Release PDF
191.78 KB
03/04/2018 ESMA31-62-800 Technical advice under the Prospectus Regulation Final Report PDF
4.7 MB
15/12/2017 ESMA31-62-802 reply form Response form- Consultation Paper on draft RTS under the new Prospectus Regulation Reference DOCX
772.18 KB
15/12/2017 ESMA31-62-802 Consultation Paper on draft RTS under the new Prospectus Regulation Consultation Paper PDF
1.45 MB
13/07/2017 ESMA70-154-270 Opinion to support supervisory convergence in the area of secondary markets in the context of the United Kingdom withdrawing from the European Union , , Opinion PDF
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13/07/2017 ESMA71-99-526 ESMA issues sector-specific principles on relocations from the UK to the EU27 , , Press Release PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published three Opinions setting out sector-specific principles in the areas of investment firms, investment management and secondary markets, aimed at fostering consistency in authorisation, supervision and enforcement related to the relocation of entities, activities and functions from the United Kingdom .

The opinions, building on the general opinion issued in May, are practical tools to support supervisory convergence in the context of requests from UK financial market participants seeking to relocate to the EU27. They are addressed to national competent authorities (NCAs) and are relevant for market participants considering relocating.

They provide guidance to NCAs aimed at ensuring a consistent interpretation of the requirements relating to authorisation, supervision and enforcement in order to avoid the development of regulatory and supervisory arbitrage risks.

13/07/2017 ESMA35-43-762 Opinion to support supervisory convergence in the area of investment firms in the context of the United Kingdom withdrawing from the European Union , , Opinion PDF
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13/07/2017 ESMA35-45-344 Opinion to support supervisory convergence in the area of investment management in the context of the United Kingdom withdrawing from the European Union , , Opinion PDF
246.6 KB
06/07/2017 ESMA71-99-514 Press release- ESMA proposes simplifications for prospectuses , Press Release PDF
191.96 KB
06/07/2017 ESMA31-62-532 Draft technical advice on format and content of the prospectus Consultation Paper PDF
2.81 MB
06/07/2017 ESMA31-62-649 Draft technical advice on content and format of the EU Growth prospectus Consultation Paper PDF
1.38 MB
06/07/2017 ESMA31-62-650 Draft technical advice on scrutiny and approval of the prospectus Consultation Paper PDF
1.09 MB
06/07/2017 ESMA31-62-649 reply form Response form_Consultation Paper on EU Growth prospectus Reference DOCX
771.83 KB
06/07/2017 ESMA31-62-532 reply form Response form_Consultation Paper on format and content of the prospectus Reference DOCX
776.87 KB
06/07/2017 ESMA31-62-650 reply form Response form_Consultation Paper on scrutiny and approval Reference DOCX
768.87 KB
03/07/2017 ESMA31-62-746 EEA prospectus activity in 2016 , Report PDF
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31/05/2017 ESMA71-99-469 ESMA issues principles on supervisory approach to relocations from the UK , , Press Release PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published an Opinion setting out general principles aimed at fostering consistency in authorisation, supervision and enforcement related to the relocation of entities, activities and functions from the United Kingdom. The opinion is addressed to national competent authorities (NCAs), in particular of the 27 Member States that will remain in the EU (EU27).

The opinion is a practical tool to support supervisory convergence in the context of increased requests from UK financial market participants seeking to relocate to the EU27. It covers all legislation referred to in the ESMA Regulation, in particular the AIFMD, the UCITS Directive, MiFID I and MiFID II.

31/05/2017 ESMA42-110-433 General Principles to support supervisory convergence in the context of the UK withdrawing from the EU , Opinion PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority’s (ESMA) competence to deliver an opin-ion is based on Article 29(1)(a) of Regulation (EU) No 1095/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council (ESMA Regulation).  In accordance with Article 44(1) of the ESMA Regulation, the Board of Supervisors has adopted this opinion.

28/07/2016 2016/1170 Report on EEA prospectus activity in 2015 , Report PDF
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