ESMA - European Securities and Markets Authority

ESMA is closed for Public Holiday on 15 August

Tuesday 14 August 2018 17:11

We will reopen on Thursday 16 August.

Monday 13 August 2018 16:55

ESMA registers Moody’s Investors Service (Nordics) AB as credit rating agency

Monday 13 August 2018 11:07

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s direct supervisor of credit rating agencies (CRAs), has registered today Moody’s Investors Service (Nordics) AB as a CRA under the CRA Regulation.

The registration takes effect from 13 August 2018. Moody’s Investors Service (Nordics) AB is based in Sweden and intends to issue sovereign and public finance ratings, structured finance ratings and corporate ratings.

The CRA Regulation seeks to ensure that credit ratings issued in the EU...

Monday 13 August 2018 11:01

Friday 10 August 2018 10:48

ESMA updates validation rules under EMIR

Thursday 09 August 2018 16:22

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has updated today its validation rules regarding the European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) with regards to the revised technical standards on reporting under Article 9 of EMIR. The amendments will be applicable from 5 November 2018.

ESMA updated its validation rules for the submitted reports for the following fields:

  • Reporting Timestamp; 
  • Reporting Counterparty ID;
  • ID of the Other Counterparty; 
  • ...

Errata Double Volume Cap data

Thursday 09 August 2018 15:28

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) is correcting today its Suspensions File in relation to its Double Volume Cap (DVC) data, originally published on 7 August 2018, as required under the Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (MiFIR). 

The original Suspensions File included 13 instruments, which should not have been on the list of ISINs to be suspended from trading, for the reason that they have not been trading for at least twelve months. For ease of reference, the instruments impacted by this correction are listed below....

MiFID II: ESMA makes new bond liquidity data available

Wednesday 08 August 2018 17:16

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has today made available new data for bonds subject to the pre- and post-trade requirements of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) and Regulation (MiFIR) through its data register. 

ESMA has started, since July 30, to make available the second quarterly liquidity assessment for bonds. For this period, there are currently 466 liquid bonds subject to MiFID II transparency requirements. However, this assessment, which is dependent on the data submitted to ESMA, experienced...

ESMA issues clarifications on the clearing obligation and trading obligation for pension scheme arrangements

Wednesday 08 August 2018 12:13

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has issued today an updated statement on the clearing obligation and trading obligation for pension scheme arrangements (PSAs), with the objective to avoid, to the extent possible, disruption to certain PSAs who may face potential challenges clearing their OTC derivative contracts and trading them on trading venues on 17 August 2018, when the current, and final, exemption from the clearing obligation under EMIR expires.  

EMIR introduced a temporary exemption for PSAs from the clearing obligation to allow time for a suitable technical solution for the transfer of non-cash collateral as variation margins to be developed by CCPs. With the two possible extensions already granted, there is no possibility to further...

Wednesday 08 August 2018 12:06