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01/12/2016 2016/1620 ESMA to provide free credit ratings information to public , Press Release PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has today launched its new database, the European Ratings Platform (ERP), to provide access to free, up-to-date information on credit ratings and rating outlooks on its website. The ERP is an important element of ESMA’s work, following the financial crisis, to increase transparency around credit ratings and help investors make informed decisions.

The benefits of the new ERP include:

  • allowing investors and other users of ratings to easily compare all credit ratings that exist for a specific rated entity or instrument;
  • lowering information costs by centralising information; and
  • helping smaller and new credit rating agencies gain visibility in the market.
15/11/2016 2016/1577 ESMA finalises Guidelines on the validation and review of Credit Rating Agencies’ methodologies , Press Release PDF
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15/11/2016 2016-1575 Final Report on Guidelines on the validation and review of Credit Rating Agencies’ methodologies Final Report PDF
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10/11/2016 2016-1567 ESMA finalises advice on future rules for financial benchmarks Press Release PDF
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10/11/2016 2016-1560 Final Report on Technical Advice under the Benchmarks Regulation Final Report PDF
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30/09/2016 2016/1414 Methodological Framework- Model Written Arrangements for Benchmark Colleges Reference PDF
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Article 46 of the Regulation (EU) No 2016/1011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2016 on indices used as benchmarks in financial instruments and financial contracts or to measure the performance of investment funds (Regulation) provides that the competent authority of an administrator of a critical benchmark that is referred to in points (a) and (c) of Article 20(1) of the Regulation shall establish a college.

ESMA will be a member of every college and according to Article 46(7) of the Regulation may give advice concerning the written arrangements. To promote the convergent operation of benchmark colleges, ESMA has developed model written arrangements that may be used by administrators of critical benchmarks according to Article 46(6) of the Regulation.

29/09/2016 2016/1407 ESMA consults on future rules for financial benchmarks , Press Release PDF
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29/09/2016 2016/1406 Draft technical standards under the Benchmarks Regulation Consultation Paper PDF
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29/09/2016 2016/1406 reply form Reply form to the Consultation paper on Benchmarks Reference DOCX
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21/07/2016 2016/1131 BoS Decision on Fitch Ratings Limited 21 July 2016 , Decision PDF
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21/07/2016 2016/1157 Press release- ESMA fines Fitch Ratings Limited €1.38 million , Press Release PDF
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21/07/2016 2016/1159 Public notice- Infrigement by Fitch , Statement PDF
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13/07/2016 2016/1122 Feedback Statement on the Discussion Paper on the validation and review of CRAs’ methodologies Statement PDF
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13/07/2016 2016/1121 REPLY FORM Reply form for the Consultation Paper on the Guidelines on the validation and review of CRAs’ methodologies Reference DOCX
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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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30/06/2016 MOU FSB ESMA MoU on the supervision of CRAs- ESMA and FSB South Africa , Reference PDF
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03/06/2016 2016/723 RF Reply form for the Consultation Paper on ESMA technical advice on Benchmarks Regulation , Reference DOCX
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27/05/2016 2016/723 Consultation Paper on ESMA technical advice on Benchmarks Regulation , Consultation Paper PDF
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12/05/2016 ESA/2016/41 Opinion of the ESAs- ECAI credit assessments , Opinion PDF
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04/04/2016 2016/219 ToR CRA TC Reference PDF
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