ESMA - European Securities and Markets Authority

ESMA updates its EMIR Q&A

Monday 20 November 2017 11:43

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has issued today an update of its Q&A on practical questions regarding the European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR).

The updated Q&A includes new or updated answers regarding the reporting to trade repositories. The purpose of this document is to promote common supervisory approaches and practices in the application of EMIR. It provides responses to questions posed by the general public, market...

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Friday 17 November 2017 15:48

Friday 17 November 2017 15:37

ESMA updates Q&A on CSDR implementation

Friday 17 November 2017 15:03

The Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published today an update of its Questions and Answers (Q&As) regarding the implementation of the Central Securities Depository Regulation (CSDR).   

The CSDR Q&As provide common answers to question regarding practical issues on the implementation of the new CSDR regime. This update provides detailed answers regarding certain aspects of: 

  • Relevant authorities;
  • Conduct of business rules;
  • Protection of
  • ...

Steven Maijoor speech at EFAMA’s Investment Management Forum

Friday 17 November 2017 11:46

The Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), Steven Maijoor, delivered the keynote speech at EFAMA's Investment Management Forum in Brussels on Thursday 16 November.

In the course of his speech he highlighted that ESMA, as part of its work in the fund management space, would perform further work on closet indexing - beginning with gathering comprehensive information from NCAs on the results of their work/investigations at national level - and...

ESMA clarifies endorsement regime for third-country credit ratings

Friday 17 November 2017 11:12

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published its Final Report updating its Guidelines on the application of the endorsement regime under the CRA (Credit Rating Agencies) Regulation. The entry into force of the 2013 amendments to the CRA Regulation (CRA 3), and the associated introduction of new requirements to endorsed ratings in 2018, provided an opportunity for ESMA to review the regime more broadly.

The Final Report details a number of changes and clarifications to the existing Guidelines focusing on the obligations of the endorsing CRA, the conduct of the third-country CRA, and the third-country legal and supervisory framework. It also clarifies ESMA’s supervisory powers over endorsed...

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