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|14/11/2014||2014/1341||ESMA Risk Dashboard No. 4, 2014||Risk Analysis & Economics - Markets Infrastructure Investors||Final Report||PDF
|The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has today published its Risk dashboard for the third quarter of 2014. ESMA’s Risk Dashboard assess the risks associated to European financial markets looking into liquidity, market, contagion and credit risks. The Dashboard finds that in 3Q14 EU systemic stress indicators increased, after experiencing a calm 2Q14. Contagion risk augmented and liquidity and market risk remained on high levels, with potential for further increases ahead. Credit risk receded though remaining at a high level. Overall, market sentiment continued to be at odds with sluggish economic fundamentals and guarded expectations. An environment of ultra-low interest rates supported markets and preserved the current hunt-for-yield behaviour of investors. However, markets recognised resulting new balance sheet risks, as risk spreads increased, equity valuation moderated and expectations for future short-term interest rates fanned out. Due to these offsetting forces liquidity risk and market risk remained stable, preserving the risk of critical market corrections for the future. The systemic impact of such corrections could be exacerbated by liquidity bottlenecks, such as might arise from structural factors such as thin dealer markets or rising collateral requirements.|
|16/12/2014||2014/1524||ESMA’s investigation into structured finance ratings||Credit Rating Agencies||Final Report||PDF
|The European Securities and Markets Authorities (ESMA) has published this report to inform of the outcome and findings of its general investigation in the way credit rating agencies (CRAs) conduct surveillance of structured finance credit ratings, as indicated in ESMA’s Credit Rating Agencies Annual Report 2013. The investigation took place between October 2013 and September 2014 and involved the four largest CRAs providing credit ratings on structured finance instruments in the EU, namely DBRS Ratings (DBRS), Fitch Ratings (Fitch), Moody’s Investors Service (MIS) and Standard & Poor’s (S&P).|
|17/12/2014||ECO-2014/1||ESMA's Economic Report No 1, 2014- High-frequency trading activity in EU equity markets||Risk Analysis & Economics - Markets Infrastructure Investors||Final Report||PDF
|11/03/2015||2015/526||Report on Trends, Risks and Vulnerabilities No 1 2015||Risk Analysis & Economics - Markets Infrastructure Investors||Final Report||PDF
|11/03/2015||2015/527||ESMA Risk Dashboard No 1 2015||Risk Analysis & Economics - Markets Infrastructure Investors||Final Report||PDF
|23/03/2015||2015/609||Guidelines on periodic information to be submitted to ESMA by Credit Rating Agencies||Credit Rating Agencies||Final Report||PDF
|31/03/2015||2015/659||ESMA Report on Enforcement and Regulatory Activities of Accounting Enforcers in 2014||Corporate Disclosure, IFRS Supervisory Convergence||Final Report||PDF
|05/05/2015||JC/2015/007||Joint Committee Report on Risks and Vulnerabilities in the EU Financial System||Risk Analysis & Economics - Markets Infrastructure Investors, Joint Committee||Final Report||PDF
|The Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) published its fifth Report on Risks and Vulnerabilities in the EU Financial System. Overall, the report found that in the past six months, risks affecting the EU financial system have not changed in substance, but have further intensified. The EU’s economic performance improved slightly in early 2015, however the financial sector in general continues to be affected by a combination of factors such as low investment demand, economic uncertainty in the Eurozone and its neighbouring countries, a global economic slow-down and a low-interest rate environment. The main risks affecting the financial system remain broadly unchanged from those identified in the report’s previous edition, but have become more entrenched. The major risks include: • Low growth, low inflation, volatile asset prices and their consequences for financial entities; • Search for yield behaviour exacerbated by potential rebounds; • Deterioration in the conduct of business; and • Increased concern about IT risks and cyber-attacks.|
|30/06/2015||2015/1057||ESMA Guidelines on Alternative Performance Measures||Corporate Disclosure, IFRS Supervisory Convergence||Final Report||PDF
|23/07/2015||2015/1136||EEA prospectus activity in 2014||Prospectus, Corporate Disclosure||Final Report||PDF
|14/09/2015||2015/1290||Report on Trends, Risks and Vulnerabilities No.2, 2015||Risk Analysis & Economics - Markets Infrastructure Investors||Final Report||PDF
|02/10/2015||2015/1473||Report on the Possibility of Establishing one or more Mappings of Credit Ratings Published on the European Rating Platform||Credit Rating Agencies||Final Report||PDF
|18/12/2015||2015/1879||ESMA CRA Market Share Calculation||Credit Rating Agencies||Final Report||PDF
|22/12/2015||2015/WP/2015/2||Working Paper No.2, 2015 “Monitoring systemic risk in the hedge fund sector”||Risk Analysis & Economics - Markets Infrastructure Investors||Final Report||PDF
The working paper proposes new measures for systemic risk in the hedge fund sector. These measures are based on the ability of hedge funds to influence (be influenced by) the performance trend of the entire hedge fund sector. The proposed measures display a high ability to identify periods of financial distress, are robust to modifications in the underlying econometric model and deliver an innovation in the monitoring of systemic risks in the fund industry.
|17/03/2016||2016/348||Report on Trends, Risks and Vulnerabilities No.1, 2016||Risk Analysis & Economics - Markets Infrastructure Investors||Final Report||PDF
|26/07/2016||2016/1171||Final Report Draft Implementing Technical Standards on sanctions and measures under MAR||Market Abuse, Market Integrity||Final Report||PDF
|30/08/2016||2016/1234||Report on Trends, Risks and Vulnerabilities No.2, 2016||Risk Analysis & Economics - Markets Infrastructure Investors||Final Report||PDF
|30/09/2016||2016/1412||Final Report on MAR Guidelines on commodity derivatives||Guidelines and Technical standards, Market Abuse, Market Integrity||Final Report||PDF
Article 7(5) of MAR provides that the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) shall issue guidelines to establish a non-exhaustive indicative list of information which is reasonably expected or is required to be disclosed in accordance with legal or regulatory provisions in Union or national law, market rules, contract, practice or custom, on the relevant commodity derivatives markets or spot markets as referred to in Article 7(1)(b) of MAR. This final report follows the Consultation Paper (CP) issued on March 2016.
Section 2 contains information on the background and mandate, while Section 3 sets out ESMA’s feedback to the CP responses in relation to the scope of the guidelines, the financial instruments and products covered by the examples of information relating directly and indirectly to commodity derivatives and information directly relating to a spot market contract. It also indicates whether and where ESMA has changed the guidelines following the consultation.
Annex I lists questions raised in the CP. Annex 2 provides the legislative mandate on the basis of which ESMA is issuing these guidelines. Annex 3 sets out ESMA’s view on the costs and benefits associated with these guidelines. Annex 4 contains the text of the guidelines.
The guidelines in Annex 4 will be translated into the official languages of the European Union and published on the ESMA’s website. Within 2 months of the issuance of the translations, each national competent authority will have to confirm whether it complies or intends to comply with those guidelines. In the event that a national competent authority does not comply or does not intend to comply, it will have to inform ESMA, stating its reasons. ESMA will publish the fact that a national competent authority does not comply or does not intend to comply with those guidelines.
|15/11/2016||2016-1575||Final Report on Guidelines on the validation and review of Credit Rating Agencies’ methodologies||Credit Rating Agencies||Final Report||PDF
|20/03/2017||ESMA50-165-279||Report on Trends, Risks and Vulnerabilities No.1, 2017||Risk Analysis & Economics - Markets Infrastructure Investors||Final Report||PDF