ESMA LIBRARY

The ESMA Library contains all ESMA documents. Please use the search and filter options to find specific documents.
127
DOCUMENTS

REFINE YOUR SEARCH

Sections

Type of document

Your filters
Prospectus X Corporate Governance X Risk Analysis & Economics - Markets Infrastructure Investors X Innovation and Products X Credit Rating Agencies X Brexit X Supervisory convergence X Guidelines & Recommendations X Final Report X
Reset all filters
Date Ref. Title Section Type Download Info Summary Related Documents Translated versions
30/07/2013 2013/720 FI Guidelines and Recommendations on the Scope of the CRA Regulation , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
100.69 KB
Ohjeita ja suosituksia Luottoluokituslaitoksista annetun asetuksen soveltamisalaa koskevia ohjeita ja suosituksia
30/07/2013 2013/720 MT Guidelines and Recommendations on the Scope of the CRA Regulation , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
142.8 KB
Linji Gwida u Rakkomandazzjonijiet Linji Gwida u Rakkomandazzjonijiet dwar l-Ambitu tar-Regolament CRA
30/07/2013 2013/720 PL Guidelines and Recommendations on the Scope of the CRA Regulation , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
145.4 KB
Wytyczne i zalecenia Wytyczne i zalecenia dotyczące zakresu rozporządzenia w sprawie agencji ratingowych
30/07/2013 2013/720 PT Guidelines and Recommendations on the Scope of the CRA Regulation , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
102.92 KB
Orientações e recomendações Orientações e recomendações relativas ao âmbito de aplicação do Regulamento relativo às agências de notação de risco (Regulamento ANR)
30/07/2013 2013/720 RO Guidelines and Recommendations on the Scope of the CRA Regulation , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
142.73 KB
Orientări şi recomandări Orientări şi recomandări privind domeniul de aplicare al Regulamentului ARC
30/07/2013 2013/720 SK Guidelines and Recommendations on the Scope of the CRA Regulation , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
151.15 KB
Usmernenia a odporúčania Usmernenia a odporúčania k rozsahu nariadenia o ratingových agentúrach
30/07/2013 2013/720 SL Guidelines and Recommendations on the Scope of the CRA Regulation , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
135.88 KB
Smernice in priporočila Smernice in priporočila o področju uporabe uredbe CRA
30/07/2013 2013/720 SV Guidelines and Recommendations on the Scope of the CRA Regulation , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
99.69 KB
Riktlinjer och rekommendationer Riktlinjer och rekommendationer till förordningen om kreditvärderingsinstitut
30/07/2013 2013/720 HR Guidelines and Recommendations on the Scope of the CRA Regulation , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
137.57 KB
Smjernice i preporuke Smjernice i preporuke o djelokrugu CRA Uredbe
20/09/2013 2013/1139 ESMA Risk Dashboard No.3, 2013 Final Report PDF
891.55 KB
20/09/2013 2013/1138 Trends, Risks, Vulnerabilities No. 2, 2013 Final Report PDF
2.92 MB
15/11/2013 2013/1454 ESMA Risk Dashboard No.4, 2013 Final Report PDF
1.12 MB
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) is publishing its Risk Dashboard No.4 for 2013. The Risk Dashboard provides a snapshot of risk issues in the third quarter of 2013 and covers the following areas: Economic environment and securities markets conditions; Liquidity Risk; Market Risk; Contagion Risk; and Credit Risk.
02/12/2013 2013/1775 Sovereign ratings investigation- ESMA’s assessment of governance, conflicts of interest, resourcing adequacy and confidentiality controls Final Report PDF
302.99 KB
This report summarises the findings of the European Securities and Markets Authority’s (ESMA) general investigation into sovereign credit ratings issued by Fitch Ratings, Moody’s Investors Service and Standard & Poor’s which took place between February and October 2013, as indicated in its Credit Rating Agencies (CRAs) 2013 Supervision and Policy Work Plan. In this report ESMA describes the observed deficiencies and main concerns while also identifying a number of good practices in the following areas: • the role of senior management and other non-rating functions in the rating process and the actual or potential conflicts of interest which could arise; • the actual or potential conflicts of interests generated by the involvement of sovereign analysts in research and publication activities; • confidentiality of sovereign rating information and controls in place prior to publication of ratings (including IT and access controls to confidential information); • timing of publication of sovereign ratings, including timely disclosure of rating changes; • monitoring of the adequacy and expertise of resources dedicated to sovereign ratings; • preparation of rating committees; and • definitions of roles and responsibilities among different analytical functions. ESMA’s investigation revealed shortcomings in the sovereign ratings process which could pose risks to the quality, independence and integrity of the ratings and of the rating process. As of the date of this document, ESMA has not determined whether any of the observations made in this report constitute serious indications of the possible existence of facts liable to constitute one or more infringements of the CRA Regulation.
18/12/2013 2013/1943 ESMA Data on Prospectuses Approved and Passported—January 2013 to June 2013 , Final Report PDF
338.17 KB
21/02/2014 2014/151 Credit Rating Agencies Annual Report 2013 Final Report PDF
507.61 KB
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published its Annual Report 2013 (Report) on credit rating agencies (CRAs) in the European Union (EU). The Report also outlines ESMA’s supervisory work plan for this year. ESMA has found that CRAs continue to progress in how they comply with the CRA Regulation, including improved internal transparency and disclosure to the market on credit rating activities as well as empowerment of the compliance function. However, ESMA considers that improvements are still necessary, notably in the following areas: • validation of rating methodologies, to ensure that a credit rating assessment is a comprehensive risk assessment leading to high quality ratings; • internal governance, ensuring the full independence of the internal review function and thereby reducing the risk of potential conflict of interest; and • robust IT systems to support the rating process, including information security controls and protection of confidential rating information. These issues form the basis for much of ESMA’s supervision activities as outlined in its 2014 work plan. This includes the completion of the two on-going supervisory reviews into CRAs’ monitoring of structured finance ratings and into small and medium-sized CRAs. A new thematic investigation on how CRAs review and validate their rating methodologies will also be launched, as well as dedicated work on CRAs’ IT systems and controls. Following the entry into force of the amended CRA Regulation in June 2013, ESMA will also complete a specific assessment on CRAs’ compliance with the new regulatory requirements.
12/03/2014 2014/197 ESMA Risk Dashboard No.1, 2014 Final Report PDF
743.09 KB
12/03/2014 2014/188 Trends, Risks, Vulnerabilities No. 1, 2014 Final Report PDF
2.33 MB
01/04/2014 2014/342 Languages accepted for the purpose of the scrutiny of the Prospectus and requirements of translation of the Summary- March 2014 , Final Report PDF
194.98 KB
The document provides an overview of the languages that each national competent authority accepts when acting as home or host competent authority, as the case may be, for the purpose of the scrutiny of the prospectus. In addition the document outlines national requirements in relation to translation of summaries.
16/05/2014 2014/536 ESMA Risk Dashboard No.2, 2014 Final Report PDF
782.65 KB
05/08/2014 2014/939 Report to the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on ESMA’s staffing and resource for CRA supervision Final Report PDF
322.49 KB
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) is required by Article 39a of Regulation (EU) No 462/2013 of the European Parliament and the Council of 21 May 2013, amending Regulation (EC) No 1060/2009 on credit rating agencies (CRA Regulation), to assess the staffing and resources needs arising from the assumption of its powers and duties under the CRA Regulation and submit a report to the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission of these needs. The Report describes the tasks that ESMA carries out in view of its responsibilities under the CRA Regulation. For each task the report analyses the implications in terms of processes and activities to be carried out. The report also provides the implications in terms of resources and budget. While ESMA experienced a steep increase of resources in the initial years following the entry into force of the CRA Regulation, incremental growth in staff numbers in 2015 and 2016 can be envisaged to adequately cope with additional tasks following from the CRA3 Regulation.