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24/02/2012 2012/128 ESMA readies guidelines on automated trading – application deadline starts , Press Release PDF
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ESMA today publishes the official translations of its final “Guidelines on systems and controls in an automated trading environment for trading platforms, investment firms and competent authorities” (ESMA/2011/456), first published on 21 December 2011. High Frequency Trading (HFT) is one form of automated trading.   By having translated the guidelines into all the official languages of the EU, today’s publication triggers a transitional period of two months within which national supervisors have to declare whether they intend to comply with the guidelines or otherwise explain the reasons for non-compliance which would be made public by ESMA. According to the ESMA Regulation national supervisors have to make every effort to comply with the Guidelines.
15/03/2012 2012/158 ESMA allows EU-registered CRAs to endorse credit ratings issued in the US, Canada, Hong Kong and Singapore Press Release PDF
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ESMA today announces that it considers the regulatory frameworks for credit rating agencies (CRAs) of the United States of America, Canada, Hong Kong and Singapore to be in line with European rules. The EU Regulation (EC) No 1060/2009 on Credit Rating Agencies1 requires ESMA to assess whether the requirements of third-country CRA regimes are “as stringent as” the European ones. Today’s announcement allows European financial institutions to continue using for regulatory purposes credit ratings issued in these countries after 30 April 2012. ESMA’s assessment of third-country CRA regimes is an important tool for enhancing internationally consistent supervision of CRAs in the interests of protecting financial markets and investors in the EU.
15/03/2012 2012/195 Keynote speech by Steven Maijoor, Chair of ESMA, at the EVCA Investors’ Forum Speech PDF
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This speech was given at the EVCA Investors’ Forum in Geneva on 15 March 2012
22/03/2012 2012/207 ESMA’s Report on the Supervision of Credit Rating Agencies Final Report PDF
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This report provides an overview of ESMA’s supervisory activity on Credit Rating Agencies (CRAs) registered in the European Union and summarises the results of ESMA’s first examination of the three groups of registered CRAs (Fitch Ratings, Moody's Investors Services, and Standard & Poor's Rating Services). The examination referred to in this document is the first step in an ongoing supervisory process conducted by ESMA and therefore does not represent a full scope investigation. The observations set forth in this Report refer to common issues affecting CRAs activities. As of the date of this document, ESMA has not determined whether any observation highlighted below constitutes a breach of the provisions of the Regulation. ESMA is still progressing in its assessment of the areas discussed in this Report. This Report is not based on a decision by ESMA’s Board of Supervisors; therefore it is published without prejudice to the possibility of further investigations which could lead to enforcement or supervisory actions.
22/03/2012 2012/220 ESMA issues a report on its first examinations of credit rating agencies , Press Release PDF
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ESMA today publishes a report (ESMA/2012/207) on the supervision of Credit Rating Agencies (CRAs) registered in the European Union (EU). The report provides an overview of ESMA’s supervisory activity and summarises the results of the first examinations ESMA conducted in December 2011 of three groups of CRAs, namely Fitch Ratings (Fitch), Moody’s Investor Services (Moody’s) and Standard and Poor’s Rating Services (S&P).
28/03/2012 2012/197 Guidelines on risk measurement and the calculation of global exposure for certain types of structured UCITS , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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28/03/2012 2012/197 bg Насоки относно измерване на риска и изчисляването на глобалния риск за някои видове структурирани ПКИПЦК , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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28/03/2012 2012/197 cz Pokyny k měření rizik a výpočtu otevřené pozice pro určité typy strukturovaných SKIPCP , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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28/03/2012 2012/197 dk Retningslinjer om risikoberegning og beregning af samlet eksponering for visse typer af strukturerede investeringsinstitutter UCITS , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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28/03/2012 2012/197 de Leitlinien zur Risikomessung und zur Berechnung des Gesamtrisikos für bestimmte Arten strukturierter OGAW , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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28/03/2012 2012/197 ee Teatud liiki struktureeritud eurofondide riskide mõõtmise ja üldriski arvutamise suunised , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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28/03/2012 2012/197 el Κατευθυντήριες γραμμές για τη μέτρηση του κινδύνου και τον υπολογισμό της συνολικής έκθεσης ορισμένων τύπων δομημένων ΟΣΕΚΑ σε κινδύνους , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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28/03/2012 2012/197 es Directrices sobre medición de riesgos y estimación de la exposición global de ciertos tipos de OICVM estructuradas , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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28/03/2012 2012/197 fi Ohjeet riskinarvioinnista ja tietyn tyyppisten strukturoitujen yhteissijoitusyritysten kokonaisriskin laskennasta , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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28/03/2012 2012/197 fr Orientations relatives à l’évaluation du risque et au calcul du risque global pour certains types d’OPCVM structurés , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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28/03/2012 2012/197 ga Treoirlínte um thomhas riosca agus ríomh an nochta domhanda le haghaidh cineálacha áirithe GCUI struchtúrtha , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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28/03/2012 2012/197 hu Az egyes strukturált ÁÉKBV-k kockázatának mérésére és teljes kitettségének számítására vonatkozó iránymutatások , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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28/03/2012 2012/197 it Guidelines sulla misurazione del rischio e sul calcolo dell’esposizione complessiva per taluni tipi di OICVM strutturati , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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28/03/2012 2012/197 lt Tam tikrų tipų struktūrizuotųjų KIPVPS rizikos vertinimo ir bendros rizikos apimties apskaičiavimo gairės , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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28/03/2012 2012/197 lv Pamatnostādnes par riska novērtēšanu un vispārējā riska aprēķināšanu dažu veidu strukturētiem PVKIU , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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