ESMA - European Securities and Markets Authority

Friday 24 March 2017 10:38

The number of complaints regulators have received in the first half of 2016 by financial consumers has increased, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) says. ESMA’s recent report on trends, risks and vulnerabilities (TRV) reveals that the total number of complaints reported across the EU was 7,026 in 1H16 compared to 5,152 in 2H15.

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Thursday 23 March 2017 13:50

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has issued final reports on two sets of guidelines regarding the implementation of the Central Securities Depositary Regulation (CSDR).  The CSDR harmonises the settlement of securities by providing a set of common requirements for central securities depositories (CSDs) operating securities settlement systems. 

SMA’s guidelines, which complement the CSDR and its implementing measures, deal with:

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Thursday 23 March 2017 13:46

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published the official translations of its final guidelines on the validation and review of Credit Rating Agencies (CRAs) methodologies.

The Guidelines clarify how CRAs should validate and review their methodologies, furthering ESMA’s work towards CRAs improving the quality of credit rating methodologies and credit ratings for the purpose of protecting investors and financial stability.

The Guidelines will increase the...

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Wednesday 22 March 2017 14:39

The Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), Steven Maijoor, took part this morning in a hearing on CCP Recovery and Resolution organised by the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee (ECON) of the European Parliament.

In a short statement to the hearing Mr. Maijoor shared his views on this key legislative draft - recovery planning, resolution tools and governance of the resolution process - and also some considerations inspired by ESMA’s practical experiences in relation to CCPs’ resilience - particularly on the progress made in establishing a regulatory framework for this sector and CCP stress testing. 

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Wednesday 22 March 2017 10:35

Tuesday 21 March 2017 14:41

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) latest research piece on market liquidity published in its recent report on trends, risks and vulnerabilities (TRV) finds improved liquidity in European sovereign bonds markets.

Episodes of short-term volatility and liquidity stress across several markets over the past few years have increased concerns about the worsening of secondary market liquidity, in particular in the fixed income segment. ESMA’s report confirms the negative effects of both the financial and...