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04/04/2016 2016/228 ToR PTSC Reference PDF
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01/04/2014 2014/336 Trade Repository Supervision Work Plan 2014 Reference PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) is publishing a summary of its 2014 supervisory work plan in relation to trade repositories (TRs) with the aim of enhancing the transparency of its actions regarding TRs in the European Union. TRs centrally collect and maintain the records of derivative trades and play a central role in enhancing the transparency of derivative markets and reducing risks to financial stability. In November 2013, ESMA registered six TRs. The obligation for counterparties to report their derivative trades to registered TRs began on 12 February 2014. Under Titles VI and VII of Regulation EU 648/2012 (EMIR), the direct supervision of TRs has been entrusted to ESMA, who has started to supervise the six registered TRs. Supervision of TRs by ESMA is crucial to ensuring that TRs comply on an on-going basis with all EMIR requirements, thereby enabling regulators to access data and details of derivative contracts in order for them to fulfil their respective mandates.

28/09/2015 2015/1468 Trading venue briefing , Reference PDF
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15/06/2018 2016-1521 Annex 1 Transaction reporting validation rules Reference XLSX
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27/05/2019 ESMA70-145-1397 TRs IC_templates , Reference XLS
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07/02/2014 2014/154 SL Tveganja, ki jih prinašajo naložbe v kompleksne produkte , Investor Warning 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.
 

14/06/2013 2224977 Updated mandate on EMIR equivalence Letter PDF
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28/09/2012 2012/388 SK Usmernenia o určitých aspektoch požiadaviek MiFID týkajúcich sa vykonávania funkcie dodržiavania (compliance) , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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21/08/2012 2012/387 SK Usmernenia o určitých aspektoch požiadaviek vhodnosti podľa MiFID , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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03/04/2017 ESMA70-145-63 Validation table for reporting under the revised technical standards Reference XLSX
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28/11/2018 ESMA35-43-1376 Verena Ross Keynote speech at DSW-Better Finance International Investors’ Conference , Speech PDF
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01/10/2013 2013/606 DE Vergütungsgrundsätze und-verfahren (MiFID) , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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28/05/2014 2014/576 Voting Procedures for CCP colleges under EMIR Opinion PDF
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25/07/2016 2016/1166 Warning about CFDs, binary options and other speculative products , Investor Warning PDF
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17/02/2016 2016/300 Warning- Unauthorised use of ESMA’s identity and logo , Press Release PDF
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Unauthorised use of ESMA’s identity and logo

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has been informed that its identity and logo have been used in communications targeting company employees in order to request the transfer of company money.

In addition, ESMA has been informed that attempts were made to use the name of a senior member of ESMA staff also for the purpose of fraudulent scams targeting a savings bank and a listed issuer.

Please note that all references to ESMA or any ESMA employees in these communications, which do not originate from ESMA, are entirely false and have been made without ESMA’s knowledge or consent.

In order to protect yourself against these unauthorised communications, ESMA advises you:

  • To check whether the e-mail received is genuine;
  • To inform your superior in case of suspicious e-mails;
  • To contact ESMA if any suspicion arises;
  • To contact the police;

Be aware that fraudsters might use ESMA’s name, logo or the name of an ESMA staff member, a bogus website which appears to be that of ESMA, and/or make bogus references to people said to work in ESMA. Be aware of the following when making your checks:

  • ESMA is a European Supervisory Authority established by a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council;
  • ESMA is based in Paris, France and has no affiliates or branch offices elsewhere;
  • ESMA’s emails end with the address @esma.europa.eu;
  • ESMA’s telephone number begins with the prefix +33 for France, no other prefix is valid;
  • ESMA’s official website can be found at www.esma.europa.eu
03/10/2018 ESMA71-99-1046 WP 2019 Press Release , , Press Release PDF
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28/09/2012 2012/388 PL Wytyczne w sprawie określonych aspektów wymogów dyrektywy MiFID dotyczących komórki ds. nadzoru zgodności z prawem , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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21/08/2012 2012/387 PL Wytyczne w sprawie pewnych aspektów wymogów dyrektywy MiFID dotyczących odpowiedniości , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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01/10/2013 2013/606 PL Wytyczne w sprawie zasad i praktyk dotyczących wynagrodzeń (MiFID) , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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