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18/09/2015 2015/SMSG/019 SMSG Summary of Conclusions Reference PDF
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14/09/2015 2015/1381 Annex to the Statement by Steven Maijoor ESAs Joint Committee- ECON Hearing 14 September 2015 , Reference PDF
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10/07/2015 2015/1174 Public statement- ESMA registers modeFinance as credit rating agency Reference PDF
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19/05/2015 2015/SMSG/012 Summary of conclusions SMSG meeting 5 February 2014 Reference PDF
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24/02/2015 2014/SMSG/53 Summary of conclusions SMSG/BoS meeting 5 November 2014 Reference PDF
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24/02/2015 2014/SMSG/52 Summary of conclusions SMSG meeting 5-6 November 2014 Reference PDF
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22/12/2014 2014/1583 Credit Rating Agencies’ 2014 market share calculations for the purposes of Article 8d of the CRA Regulation Reference PDF
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One of the objectives of the CRA Regulation is to increase competition in the markets for credit ratings by encouraging issuers to use smaller credit rating agencies. To this end, Article 8d(1) of the CRA Regulation states that where issuers or related third parties intend to appoint at least two CRAs to rate an issuance or entity, they shall consider appointing at least one CRA with no more than 10% of the total market share. They will consider this where the issuer or related third party finds that such a CRA is capable of rating the relevant issuance or entity and there is such a CRA available to rate the issuance or entity in question. Where it is not possible to appoint at least one CRA with no more than 10% of the total market share, the issuer or related third party shall document this. The obligations in Article 8d are supervised and enforced at national level by sectoral competent authorities. To help issuers and related third parties carry out this evaluation, Article 8d(2) of the CRA Regulation requires ESMA to publish a list of CRAs registered in the European Union (EU) on its website every year, indicating their total market share and the types of credit ratings issued.
16/12/2014 JC DC 2014 001 Joint Committee's Rules of Procedures Reference PDF
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12/12/2014 2014/1486 Public Statement- ESMA certifies Egan-Jones Ratings Co. to operate in the EU Statement PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has formally approved the certification in the European Union of Egan-Jones Ratings Co. (EJR), an U.S. American credit rating agency (CRA), under Article 16 of the CRA Regulation. The certification takes effect from 12 December 2014.EJR is headquartered in Haverford (Pennsylvania, USA) and is subject to registration, supervision and enforcement by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as a “Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organization”.
24/11/2014 2014/1399 Public Statement- ESMA approves Moody’s Investors Service EMEA Limited as a credit rating agency Statement PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has approved the registration of Moody’s Investors Service EMEA Limited, based in the UK, as a credit rating agency (CRA) under Article 16 of the CRA Regulation. The registration takes effect from 24th November 2014. Moody’s Investors Service EMEA Limited’s registration as a CRA means that its credit ratings can be used for regulatory purposes under EU legislation. This is the seventh entity in the Moody’s Investors Service group to be registered as an EU Registered Credit Rating Agency.
19/11/2014 JC/14/089 Call for interest Expert Group PRIIPs , Reference PDF
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The Joint Committee of the three European Supervisory Authorities (EBA, EIOPA and ESMA) launched today a call for expressions of interest with the aim of identifying members of a Consultative Expert Group (CEG), who will advise and provide technical input to the Joint Committee’s Sub-group on Key Information Documents for Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products (PRIIPs).This CEG will be made up of a maximum of eighteen members, who will represent market participants, retail investors, academics and independent experts.The mandate of the CEG will be for a period of one year.A list of candidates who meet the criteria set out in this call will be drawn and the final selection of the members will be done in consultation with the Executive Directors of the three European Supervisory Authorities.Application procedure and closing dateRelevant stakeholders meeting the required selection criteria and wishing to apply for a position on the CEG are invited to submit, in English: a completed application form (see Annex 1 of this call), and a detailed curriculum vitae (CV), preferably in the EU CV format - the link to the template for this is: http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/en/documents/curriculum-vitae/templates-instructions Unclear or incomplete applications will not be considered.Applications must be submitted by email using the application form by no later than 23:59 GMT on 15 December 2014 to the following email addresses: timothy.shakesby@eiopa.europa.eu
07/11/2014 2014/1345 ESMA certifies HR Ratings de México to operate in the EU Statement PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has formally approved the certification in the European Union of HR Ratings de México, S.A. de C.V. (HR Ratings), a Mexican credit rating agency (CRA), under Article 16 of the CRA Regulation. The certification takes effect from 7 November 2014.
03/11/2014 2014/SMSG/45 Summary of conclusions SMSG meeting 23 September 2014 Reference PDF
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23/10/2014 JC/2014/071 List of identified financial conglomerates Reference PDF
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The Joint Committee publishes the 2014 List of Identified Financial Conglomerates. The latest version of the list shows 71 financial conglomerates with the head of group in an EU/EEA country, one with the head of group in Australia, two with the head of the group in Switzerland, and two with the head of group in the United States.
13/10/2014 2014/SMSG/44 Summary of conclusions SMSG meeting 10-11 July 2014 Reference PDF
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10/10/2014 JC/2014/74 2015 Work Programme of the Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities Reference PDF
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25/08/2014 JC/2014/43 lt Vertybinių popierių (ESMA) ir bankų (EBI) sektorių skundų nagrinėjimo gairės , Reference PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) and the European Banking Authority (EBA) published today their Joint Committee final Report on guidelines for handling consumer complaints in the securities and banking sectors. The document aims to increase market confidence and for the benefit of consumers and firms alike it will ensure a harmonised approach to handling complaints for all 28 EU Member States and across all financial services sectors.The final report published today is part of the efforts of the European Supervisory Authorities to bring further supervisory convergence across the securities and banking sectors. It was developed on the basis of the existing complaints-handling guidelines established by EIOPA (the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority) for the insurance sector. The report was launched for a public consultation last year and this final version takes into consideration the feedback received.ESMA and the EBA consider that these guidelines will ensure a consistent approach to complaints-handling across the EU. Consumers can purchase financial services and products in the investment, banking and insurance sectors across the entire EU Single Market and these guidelines will allow them to refer to a single set of complaints-handling arrangements. EU consumers will therefore be able to rely on the same approach irrespective of what type of product they have purchased and where they have purchased it.In addition to strengthening consumer protection -a key statutory objective for ESMA and for the EBA-, the guidelines will also allow firms, some of which sell products from more than one sector across the EU, to streamline and standardise their own complaints-handling arrangements. National regulators too will be able to supervise the same harmonised requirements across all sectors of financial services in their own jurisdictions.The guidelines will be translated into the official languages of the European Union (EU) and they will become applicable two months after the date of publication of their translations.

25/07/2014 2014/886 ESMA SMSG- Call for expression of interest for a member in the users of financial services category Reference PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) is seeking a new member to represent the users of financial services in its Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group (SMSG). This follows the resignation of one of the current members.The SMSG’s aim is to facilitate ESMA’s consultation on its work with relevant securities markets stakeholders from around the European Union (EU). The SMSG is composed of 30 individuals who represent financial market participants, their employees’ representatives, and consumers, users of financial services and representatives of SMEs. The 30 representatives will include 10 from financial institutions and five academics. Members of the SMSG serve for a period of two and a half years. The successful candidate will be selected by ESMA’s Board of Supervision. The deadline for applications is Friday 5 September 2014, 23:59 CET. 2014/886 Call for expression of interest 2013/703 Procedure: ESMA Stakeholder Group Renewal Procedure ESMA SMSG Application Form Europass CV
17/07/2014 2014/SMSG/022 Summary of conclusions SMSG meeting 10 April 2014 Reference PDF
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18/06/2014 2014 Joint ESA Consumer Protection Day- Programme , Reference PDF
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