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24/05/2012 2012/300 Prospectus Directive – Good Practices in the approval process Final Report PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published today “Prospectus Directive – Good Practices in the approval process“,  a peer review report on the application of regulatory good practices by national supervisory authorities - competent authorities (CA)  when approving investment prospectuses.The review was conducted using good practice criteria that ESMA developed on selected areas of the Prospectus Directive dealing with the approval process for investment prospectuses.  The prospectuses provide investors with easy to understand and relevant information on investment products.  Peer review reports on national regulators’ procedures contribute to ESMA’s objective of fostering supervisory convergence and achieving a level playing field between jurisdictions.
11/06/2012 OJ/30/05/2012-PROC/2012/003 Drafting call for tenders for the logistics department of ESMA- deadline 16 July 2012 CLOSED Procedure PDF
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Model framework contract Contract notice Invitation letter Frequently Asked Questions
06/07/2012 OJ/26/06/2012-PROC/2012/004 ESMA registers- deadline 27 August 2012 CLOSED Procedure PDF
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Opening session 3 September 2012 at 10 am Paris time Model framework contract Contract notice Invitation to tender Non disclosure agreement (to be signed to obtain Annex X and XI) Annex XII - ESMA website graphics standards Annex XIII - Data model entities Annex VII - Tender specifications - Financial proposal form  Questions and Answers 1-4 Questions and Answers 5-7 Questions and Answers 8 Questions and Answers 9-30 Questions and Answers 31-36 Questions and Answers 37-62 Questions and Answers 63-76 Questions and Answers 77-83 Questions and Answers 84-87 Questions and Answers 88-90 Information about opening session
19/07/2012 2011/454 MOU on the supervision of CRAs- ESMA and ASIC , Reference PDF
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This document contains two copies of the MOU, signed by ESMA and by the ASIC.
19/07/2012 2012/124 MOU on the supervision of CRAs- ESMA and MAS , Reference PDF
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19/07/2012 MOU SFC ESMA MOU on the supervision of CRAs- ESMA and SFC Hong Kong , Reference PDF
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19/07/2012 MOU SEC ESMA MOU on the supervision of CRAs- ESMA and SEC , Reference PDF
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19/07/2012 MOU CNV ESMA MOU on the supervision of CRAs- ESMA and CNV Argentina , Reference PDF
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19/07/2012 MOU Canada ESMA MOU on the supervision of CRAs- ESMA and Canadian authorities , Reference PDF
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03/08/2012 OJ/26/06/2012 - tendes specs Tender specifications- Annex VII- Financial porposal Reference PDF
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07/08/2012 Q&A 37 Q&As for tender for ESMA registers CLOSED Procedure PDF
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16/08/2012 QA 84 - 87 OJ/26/06/2012-PROC/2012/004 Q&A 84-87 regarding tender ESMA registers Reference PDF
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31/08/2012 OJ/20/08/2012-PROC/2012/005 Supply and maintenance of a solution for a secure exchange of electronic documents between financial institutions- deadline 12 October 2012 CLOSED Procedure PDF
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New deadline for submission: 12/10/2012. Please see the updated timetable below. Model contract Contract notice Invitation to tender Non-disclosure agreement Q&A 1-4 Q&A 5-54 Updated timetable Tender specifications - updated Annex VII Annex C - ESMA website graphic standards
01/10/2012 2012/641 ESMA approves Axesor S.A. as a credit rating agency , Statement PDF
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03/10/2012 OJ/21/09/2012-PROC/2012/005 Marché de travaux d’aménagement des bureaux de l’ESMA CLOSED Procedure PDF
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Invitation letter Annex 1 Model contract Annex X Plan general de coordination et protection de la santé Annex XI Plans état actuel Grenelle Annex XII Plans tranche conditionnelle Annex XIII Plans état projet Grenelle Annex XIV Specifications techniques européennes Contract notice Fiche descriptive de l'immeuble Grenelle pour utilisateurs Plan du plateau R+3 sous format AUTOCAD Plan du plateau R+1 sous format AUTOCAD Minutes of the visit on 17/10/2012 Information regarding a second visit Questions and Answers
17/12/2012 2011/188 Cooperation including delegation between ESMA, the competent authorities and the sectoral competent authorities under Regulation (EU) No 513/2011 on credit rating agencies Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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20/12/2012 2012/841 Guidelines and recommendations on the scope of the CRA Regulation Consultation Paper PDF
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20/12/2012 2012/860 ESMA proposes guidelines on the scope of the CRA Regulation , Press Release PDF
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ESMA proposes guidelines on the scope of the CRA Regulation The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has launched a Consultation Paper on Guidelines and Recommendations on the scope of the CRA Regulation.  The draft Guidelines aim to provide clarification on certain aspects of the scope of the Credit Rating Agencies (CRA) Regulation to registered CRAs, other market participants operating on the perimeter of this sector and to national securities markets regulators.The draft Guidelines focus on a number of areas under the CRA Regulation, which ESMA believes require clarification following its experience of the registration process and the enforcement of the perimeter of the CRA Regulation under the new EU supervisory regime.  The Guidelines will contribute to a consistent approach to the application of the CRA Regulation and ensure a level-playing field for all market participants in this industry.ESMA would like to remind market participants that issuing credit ratings in the EU is a regulated activity.  Market participants conducting rating activities within the scope of the CRA Regulation must apply for registration with ESMA, and that carrying on these activities without registration constitutes an infringement of the CRA Regulation and is subject to administrative sanctions, including fines.The draft Guidelines address the following issues:•    Obligation to register;•    Credit rating activities and exemptions from registration;•    Private Ratings;•    Establishment of branches outside the EU by registered CRAs;•    Specific disclosure best practices – credit scoring firms and export credit agencies; and•    Enforcement of the scope of the CRA RegulationThe closing date for responses is 20 February 2013 and an open hearing on the consultation will take place in Paris on 22 January 2013.
08/01/2013 OJ/11/12/2012-PROC/2012/007 ICT SYSTEMS SOFTWARE AND FUNCTIONAL MAINTENANCE SERVICES- Updates: new deadline 25/03/2013. More updates in the Tender specifications CLOSED Procedure PDF
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Please check new details in Annex VII of the tender specifications Invitation letter Model contract Contract notice Non-disclosure agreement Annex VIIa Annex VIIa - example Annex X Annex XI Annex XII Annex XIII Q&A 1 Q&A 2 Q&A 3 Q&A 4 Q&A 5 Q&A 6 Q&A 7
23/01/2013 2013/87 2013 CRA supervision and policy work plan Reference PDF
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