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13/07/2016 2016/1121 Consultation Paper on the Guidelines on the validation and review of Credit Rating Agencies’ methodologies Consultation Paper PDF
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15/07/2016 2016/1137 Call for evidence on Asset segregation and custody services Consultation Paper PDF
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21/11/2016 2016/1586 Questions and Answers on UCITS Directive Q&A PDF
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16/12/2016 2016/1669 2016-1669 Q&A on AIFMD Q&A PDF
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04/04/2017 33-9-149 Update of the guidelines on the application of the endorsement regime under Article 4(3) of the Credit Rating Agencies Regulation Consultation Paper PDF
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Endorsement is one of two regimes provided in the CRA Regulation that allow credit ratings issued in a third country to be used for regulatory purposes in the EU – the other being equivalence/certification. Article 21(3) of the CRA Regulation requires ESMA to issue and update guidelines on the application of the endorsement regime specified under Article 4(3) of the same Regulation. This Consultation Paper proposes to update the previously issued 2011 Guidelines on Endorsement.
The proposed update of the 2011 Guidelines on Endorsement is mainly driven by the need to reflect the changes to Articles 6-12 and Annex I introduced by CRA 3, which will enter into force for the purposes of equivalence and endorsement on 1 June 2018. On that basis, ESMA has to update the Methodological Framework on which ESMA relies for assessing a third-country legal and supervisory framework for the purposes of endorsement and equivalence. This Methodological Framework is provided in Annex II of the 2011 Guidelines on Endorsement. By 1 June 2018, ESMA should also have completed a reassessment of all the previously assessed third-country legal and regulatory frameworks against the new requirements based on the updated Methodological Framework (provided in Annex III).


ESMA has taken this opportunity to reassess its approach to endorsement more broadly, based on the supervisory experience acquired since the adoption of the 2011 Guidelines on Endorsement. The proposed changes and clarification of the 2011 Guidelines on Endorsement focus in particular on ESMA’s understanding of points (b), (c), (d), and (e) of Article 4(3) of the CRA Regulation.
Furthermore, some parts of the 2011 Guidelines on Endorsement relate to the establishment of ESMA, the initial registration of CRAs and various transitional arrangements. The proposed updated Guidelines on Endorsement do not include these parts, as they are no longer relevant. Finally, some information in the 2011 Guidelines on Endorsement was not addressed to market participants but referred to ESMA’s internal processes. This information has also been excluded from the proposed updated guidelines on Endorsement, but is, for context, summarised in Section 4 of this Consultation Paper.
 

04/04/2017 33-5-94 Response Form CRA Endorsement Guidelines Consultation Paper DOCX
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24/05/2017 ESMA34-49-82 Draft technical advice, implementing technical standards and guidelines under the MMF Regulation Consultation Paper PDF
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07/07/2017 ESMA70-145-127 Consultation paper on the evaluation of the short-selling regulation , Consultation Paper PDF
1.46 MB
27/03/2018 ESMA33-9-235 Consultation paper- Draft Guidelines on “as stringent as” notion in the CRA Regulation Consultation Paper PDF
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29/05/2018 ESMA70-145-408 Question and Answers (Q&A) on the Regulation on short selling and certain aspects of credit default swaps (SSR) Q&A PDF
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19/07/2018 ESMA 33-9-252 Consulation Paper on Revised Guidelines on Periodic Reporting by CRAs Consultation Paper PDF
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28/09/2018 ESMA34-49-131 Consultation paper on draft guidelines on stress test scenarios under the MMF Regulation Consultation Paper PDF
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13/11/2018 ESMA34-49-144 Consultation paper on draft guidelines on the reporting to competent authorities under article 37 of the MMF Regulation Consultation Paper PDF
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19/12/2018 ESMA34-45-569 Consultation paper on integrating sustainability risks and factors in the UCITS Directive and AIFMD Consultation Paper PDF
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19/12/2018 ESMA 33-9-290 Consulation Paper on Disclosure Requirements Applicable to Credit Ratings Consultation Paper PDF
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05/02/2019 ESMA34-39-784 Consultation paper on guidelines on liquidity stress testing in UCITS and AIFs Consultation Paper PDF
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28/03/2019 ESMA34-46-89 Consulation Paper on Draft regulatory technical standards under Article 25 of the ELTIF Regulation Consultation Paper PDF
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11/04/2019 ESMA31-62-780 Q&A on Prospectus Related Topics , , , , , , Q&A PDF
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27/05/2019 ESMA70-145-1145 Consultation paper on Guidelines on periodic information and notification of material changes to be submitted to ESMA by Trades Repositories , Consultation Paper PDF
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16/07/2019 ESMA34-39-881 Consultation paper on performance fees guidelines in ucits Consultation Paper PDF
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