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23/09/2021 ESMA32-61-457 Third Agenda Consultation letter to the IASB , , Letter PDF
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04/04/2016 2016/219 ToR CRA TC Reference PDF
204.41 KB
11/02/2016 2016/215 ToR CRSC Reference PDF
131.23 KB
11/02/2016 2016/213 ToR OWG Transparency Reference PDF
105.18 KB
31/05/2018 ESMA71-99-996 Towards benchmark stability and integrity Speech PDF
164.02 KB
28/09/2015 2015/1468 Trading venue briefing , Reference PDF
304.63 KB
20/12/2012 2012/853 Treatment of Forbearance Practices in IFRS Financial Statements of Financial Institutions , Statement 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.
 

07/10/2019 ESMA90-1-167 Update on the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union- preparations for a possible no-deal Brexit scenario on 31 October 2019 , , , Statement PDF
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12/05/2022 ESMA70-445-372 Verena Ross' ISDA keynote speech – ESMA’s priorities for transparency , Speech PDF
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20/04/2022 ESMA80-187-945 Verena Ross' speech at ECMI/CEPS Webinar, 20 April 2022 , , Speech PDF
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Verena Ross' speech at ECMI/CEPS Webinar, 20 April 2022: "ESMA – driving forward high-quality supervision and transparency in a single EU capital market"

16/05/2019 ESMA34-45-712 Verena Ross- ICMA 2019 conference speech , , , Speech 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
02/03/2022 ESMA81-459-50 Working Group on Euro Risk-Free Rates – Work Programme for 2022/23 Reference PDF
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24/10/2022 ESMA81-459-72 Working Group on Euro Risk-Free Rates- 15 September 2022 Meeting Minutes Reference PDF
2.07 MB
18/07/2022 ESMA81-459-65 Working Group on Euro Risk-Free Rates- 17 June 2022 Meeting Minutes Reference PDF
3.32 MB
08/04/2022 ESMA81-459-57 Working group on euro risk-free rates- 2 March 2022 minutes Reference PDF
969.61 KB
23/06/2015 2015/609 EL Κατευθυντήριες γραμμές σχετικά με την περιοδική πληροφόρηση που παρέχεται στην ESMA από τους οργανισμούς αξιολόγησης πιστοληπτικής ικανότητας , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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EL - Η παρούσα μετάφραση έγινε από το Μεταφραστικό Κέντρο των Οργάνων της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης.
23/06/2015 2015/609 BG Насоки относно информацията, предоставяна периодично на ЕSMA от агенциите за кредитен рейтинг , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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BG  - Преводът е предоставен от Центъра за преводи за органите на Европейския съюз.