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19/12/2014 2014/1570 Consultation paper on MiFID II/MiFIR- part 1 , Consultation Paper PDF
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Who should read this paper? This document will be of interest to all stakeholders involved in the securities markets. It is primarily of interest to competent authorities and firms that are subject to MiFID II and MiFIR – in particular, investment firms, credit institutions performing investment services and activities, data reporting services providers and trading venues. This paper is also important for trade associations and industry bodies, institutional and retail investors and their advisers, and consumer groups, as well as any market participant because the MiFID II and MiFIR requirements seek to implement enhanced provisions to ensure investor protection and the transparency and orderly running of financial markets with potential impacts for anyone engaged in the dealing with or processing of financial instruments. Responding to this paper The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) invites responses to the specific questions listed in the ESMA MiFID II/MiFIR Consultation Paper. Please note that ESMA will only be able to consider responses received using this “form to reply” and complying with the procedure below. a)    InstructionsPlease note that, in order to facilitate analysis of the large number of responses expected, ESMA will be using an IT tool that does not allow processing of responses which do not follow the formatting indications described below. Therefore, in responding stakeholders should:i.    use the published template and send their responses in Word format (pdf documents will not be considered except for annexes); ii.    not remove the tags of type - i.e. the response to one question has to be framed by the 2 tags corresponding to the question; andiii.    if they have no response to a question, not delete it and leave the text “TYPE YOUR TEXT HERE” between the tags. b)    Naming protocolIn order to facilitate the handling of stakeholders responses please save your document using the following format:ESMA_MiFID2_CP_NAMEOFCOMPANY_NAMEOFDOCUMENT: e.g. if the respondent were ESMA, the name of the reply form would be ESMA_MiFID2_CP_ESMA_REPLYFORM or ESMA_MiFID2_CP_ESMA_ANNEX1 c)    Content of the responses Responses are most helpful:i.    if they respond to the question stated;ii.    contain a clear rationale; andiii.    describe any alternatives that ESMA should consider. Given the breadth of issues covered, ESMA expects and encourages respondents to specifically answer those questions relevant to their business, interest and experience. d)    Deadline Responses must reach us by 2 March 2015. All contributions should be submitted online at www.esma.europa.eu under the heading ‘Your input/Consultations’. Publication of responses All contributions received will be published following the end of the consultation period, unless otherwise requested. Please clearly indicate by ticking the appropriate checkbox in the website submission form if you do not wish your contribution to be publicly disclosed. A standard confidentiality statement in an email message will not be treated as a request for non-disclosure. Note also that a confidential response may be requested from ESMA in accordance with ESMA’s rules on access to documents. ESMA may consult respondents if ESMA receives such a request. Any decision we make is reviewable by ESMA’s Board of Appeal and the European Ombudsman. Data protection Information on data protection can be found at www.esma.europa.eu under the headings ‘Legal notice’ and ‘Data protection’.
01/12/2014 2014/1326 Guidelines on asset segregation under the AIFMD Consultation Paper PDF
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Who should read this paper This document will be of interest to (i) depositaries of alternative investment funds and their delegates (including prime brokers and collateral managers) and their trade associations, (ii) alternative investment funds managers and their trade associations, as well as (iii) institutional and retail investors investing into such funds and their associations. Responding to this paper ESMA invites comments on all matters in this paper and in particular on the specific questions summarised in Annex 1. Comments are most helpful if they:1.    respond to the question stated;2.    indicate the specific question to which the comment relates;3.    contain a clear rationale; and4.    describe any alternatives ESMA should consider. ESMA will consider all comments received by 30 January 2015. All contributions should be submitted using the reply form, and uploaded on www.esma.europa.eu under the heading ‘Your input -Consultations’. Publication of responses All contributions received will be published following the close of the consultation, unless you request otherwise.  Please clearly and prominently indicate in your submission any part you do not wish to be publically disclosed. A standard confidentiality statement in an email message will not be treated as a request for non-disclosure. A confidential response may be requested from us in accordance with ESMA’s rules on access to documents. We may consult you if we receive such a request. Any decision we make not to disclose the response is reviewable by ESMA’s Board of Appeal and the European Ombudsman. Data protection Information on data protection can be found at www.esma.europa.eu under the heading Legal Notice.
17/11/2014 JC/DP/2014/02 Discussion Paper- Key Information Documents for Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products (PRIIPs) , Consultation Paper PDF
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EBA, EIOPA, and ESMA (the ESAs) welcome comments on this Discussion Paper on Key Information Documents for Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products (PRIIPs).Comments can be sent by clicking on the ‘input’ button on the consultation page of one of the ESA’s websites. Please note that the deadline for the submission of comments is 17 February 2015. Comments submitted after this deadline, or submitted via other means may not be processed. It is important to note that although you may not be able to respond to each and every question, the ESAs would encourage partial responses from stakeholders on those questions that they believe are most relevant to them.Publication of responsesAll contributions received will be published following the close of the consultation, unless you request otherwise in the consultation form. A confidential response may be requested from us in accordance with the ESA’s rules on public access to documents.1 We may consult you if we receive such a request. Any decision we make not to disclose the response is reviewable by the Board of Appeal of the ESA’s and the European Ombudsman.Data protectionInformation on data protection can be found at the different ESA’s websites under the heading ‘Legal notice'
07/11/2014 2014/1340 Call for evidence on AIFMD passport and third country AIFMs Consultation Paper PDF
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29/09/2014 2014/1189 Consultation paper on draft guidelines on the application of C6 and C7 of Annex I of MiFID Consultation Paper PDF
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29/09/2014 2014/1188 Consultation paper on draft Implementing Technical Standards on main indices and recognised exchanges under the Capital Requirements Regulation Consultation Paper PDF
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Responding to this paper The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) invites comments on all matters set out in this consultation paper and, in particular, on the specific questions listed in Annex 1. Comments are most helpful if they: ·         indicate the number of the question to which the comment relates; ·         respond to the question stated; ·         contain a clear rationale, including on any related costs and benefits; and ·         describe any alternatives ESMA should consider. Comments should reach us by November 1st 2014. All contributions should be submitted online at www.esma.europa.eu under the heading ‘Your input/Consultations’. Publication of responses  All contributions received will be published following the end of the consultation period, unless otherwise requested. Please clearly and prominently indicate in your submission any part you do not wish to be publically disclosed. A standard confidentiality statement in an email message will not be treated as a request for non-disclosure. Note also that a confidential response may be requested from us in accordance with ESMA’s rules on access to documents. We may consult you if we receive such a request. Any decision we make is reviewable by ESMA’s Board of Appeal and the European Ombudsman. Data protection  Information on data protection can be found at www.esma.europa.eu by following the link ‘Data protection’. Who should read this paper? All interested stakeholders are invited to respond to this consultation paper. It will primarily be of interest to credit institutions and investment firms who need to calculate their credit risk exposure under the Capital Requirements Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 of 26 June 2013.
26/09/2014 2014/1183 Consultation paper on ESMA's technical advice to the European Commission on delegated acts required by the UCITS V Directive Consultation Paper PDF
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Who should read this paper This document will be of interest to depositaries (including their delegates) of UCITS funds and their trade associations, asset management companies managing UCITS funds and their trade associations, as well as  institutional and retail investors investing into such funds and their associations. Responding to this paper ESMA invites comments on all matters in this paper and in particular on the specific questions summarised in Annex 1. Comments are most helpful if they:•    respond to the question stated;•    indicate the specific question to which the comment relates;•    contain a clear rationale; and•    describe any alternatives ESMA should consider. ESMA will consider all comments received by 24 October 2014. All contributions should be submitted online at www.esma.europa.eu under the heading ‘Your input - Consultations’. Publication of responses All contributions received will be published following the close of the consultation, unless you request otherwise. Please clearly and prominently indicate in your submission any part you do not wish to be publically disclosed. A standard confidentiality statement in an email message will not be treated as a request for non-disclosure. A confidential response may be requested from us in accordance with ESMA’s rules on access to documents. We may consult you if we receive such a request. Any decision we make not to disclose the response is reviewable by ESMA’s Board of Appeal and the European Ombudsman. Data protection Information on data protection can be found at www.esma.europa.eu under the heading ‘Legal Notice’.
26/09/2014 2014/1182 Consultation paper on the implementing measures of the Regulations on EuSEF and EuVECA Consultation Paper PDF
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Who should read this paper This consultation paper is addressed to social entrepreneurs, impact investors, EuSEF and EuVECA managers, impact fund managers, business angels, venture capitalists and other relevant stakeholders and their associations in the area of social entrepreneurship and venture capital in the EU. Responding to this paper ESMA invites comments on all matters in this paper and in particular on the specific questions summarised in Annex 1. Comments are most helpful if they:•    respond to the question stated;•    indicate the specific question to which the comment relates;•    contain a clear rationale; and•    describe any alternatives ESMA should consider. ESMA will consider all comments received by 10 December 2014. All contributions should be submitted online at www.esma.europa.eu under the heading ‘Your input - Consultations’. Publication of responses All contributions received will be published following the close of the consultation, unless you request otherwise. Please clearly and prominently indicate in your submission any part you do not wish to be publically disclosed. A standard confidentiality statement in an email message will not be treated as a request for non-disclosure. A confidential response may be requested from us in accordance with ESMA’s rules on access to documents. We may consult you if we receive such a request. Any decision we make not to disclose the response is reviewable by ESMA’s Board of Appeal and the European Ombudsman. Data protection Information on data protection can be found at www.esma.europa.eu under the heading ‘Legal Notice’.
22/08/2014 2014/1103 Review of the CESR guidelines on a Common Definition of European Money Market Funds , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published today its opinion on how national competent authorities should apply the modifications to the CESR guidelines on money market funds set out in the report on Mechanistic Reference to Credit Ratings in the ESA’s Guidelines and Recommendations  (JC 2014 004) issued by the Joint Committee of the three ESAs, when monitoring the application of the CESR guidelines by the relevant financial market participants. The Joint Committee report was published on 6 February 2014, setting out the manner in which the CESR guidelines were to be amended, in particular with respect to the assessment of credit quality of money market instruments by managers of Short-Term Money Market Funds (ST MMFs) and Money Market Funds (MMFs).
08/08/2014 2014/869 Guidelines on reporting obligations under Articles 3(3)(d) and 24(1), (2) and (4) of the AIFMD , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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01/08/2014 2014/937 sv Riktlinjer om börshandlade fonder och andra frågor som rör fondföretag , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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This is an update of the guidelines originally published in 2012.  The new version of the guidelines modifies the original provision on diversification of collateral received by UCITS in the context of efficient portfolio management techniques and over-the-counter financial derivative transactions.
01/08/2014 2014/937 es Directrices sobre fondos cotizados (ETF) y otras cuestiones relativas a los OICVM , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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This is an update of the guidelines originally published in 2012.  The new version of the guidelines modifies the original provision on diversification of collateral received by UCITS in the context of efficient portfolio management techniques and over-the-counter financial derivative transactions.
01/08/2014 2014/937 sl Smernice o ETF in drugih vprašanjih v zvezi z UCITS skladi , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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This is an update of the guidelines originally published in 2012.  The new version of the guidelines modifies the original provision on diversification of collateral received by UCITS in the context of efficient portfolio management techniques and over-the-counter financial derivative transactions.
01/08/2014 2014/937 sk Usmernenia o fondoch obchodovaných na burze a iných otázkach súvisiacich s UCITS , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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This is an update of the guidelines originally published in 2012.  The new version of the guidelines modifies the original provision on diversification of collateral received by UCITS in the context of efficient portfolio management techniques and over-the-counter financial derivative transactions.
01/08/2014 2014/937 ro Ghid privind OPCVM-urile de tip ETF şi alte aspecte legate de OPCVM-uri , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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This is an update of the guidelines originally published in 2012.  The new version of the guidelines modifies the original provision on diversification of collateral received by UCITS in the context of efficient portfolio management techniques and over-the-counter financial derivative transactions.
01/08/2014 2014/937 pt Orientações sobre fundos de índices cotados (ETF) e outras questões relacionadas com os OICVM , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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This is an update of the guidelines originally published in 2012.  The new version of the guidelines modifies the original provision on diversification of collateral received by UCITS in the context of efficient portfolio management techniques and over-the-counter financial derivative transactions.
01/08/2014 2014/937 pl Wytyczne dotyczące funduszy typu ETF i innych kwestii związanych z UCITS , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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This is an update of the guidelines originally published in 2012.  The new version of the guidelines modifies the original provision on diversification of collateral received by UCITS in the context of efficient portfolio management techniques and over-the-counter financial derivative transactions.
01/08/2014 2014/937 mt Linji gwida dwar ETFs u kwistjonijiet oħrajn dwar il-UCITS , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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This is an update of the guidelines originally published in 2012.  The new version of the guidelines modifies the original provision on diversification of collateral received by UCITS in the context of efficient portfolio management techniques and over-the-counter financial derivative transactions.
01/08/2014 2014/937 lt Gairės, skirtos biržoje prekiaujamiems fondams (ETF) ir kitiems KIPVPS , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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This is an update of the guidelines originally published in 2012.  The new version of the guidelines modifies the original provision on diversification of collateral received by UCITS in the context of efficient portfolio management techniques and over-the-counter financial derivative transactions.
01/08/2014 2014/937 lv Pamatnostādnes par ETF un citiem ar PVKIU saistītiem jautājumiem , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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This is an update of the guidelines originally published in 2012.  The new version of the guidelines modifies the original provision on diversification of collateral received by UCITS in the context of efficient portfolio management techniques and over-the-counter financial derivative transactions.