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From to Call for evidence on cross-sector internal governance issues
From to Call for evidence on Empty voting

In recent years there has been discussion on possible regulatory reaction to the decoupling of voting rights. In this context, issues and potential problems relating to empty voting (i.e. having voting rights attached to shares without corresponding economic exposure) have also been raised....

From to Call for evidence on Impact of the inducements and costs and charges disclosure requirements under MiFID II MiFID - Investor Protection

Responding to this paper

ESMA invites comments on this paper and in particular on the specific questions summarised in Chapter 3.

ESMA will consider all comments received by 6 September 2019.

All contributions should be...

From to Call for evidence on Key investor disclosures for UCITS

The UCITS Directive (85/611/EEC) requires the use of simplified prospectus (SP) for the purpose of informing clients before they invest in UCITS. The current content and format of the SP is considered not to have achieved its initial objectives, since documents are often overly long and...

From to Call for evidence on Mandate to CESR regarding technical advice on possible implementing measures concerning the Transparency Directive

On 27 July 2005 CESR received a mandate from the European Commission (Commission) on
storage of regulated information and filing of regulated information. In the mandate the
Commission asks CESR to provide:

From to Call for evidence on micro-structural issues of the European equity markets
From to Call for evidence on mutual recognition with non-EU jurisdictions
From to Call for evidence on periodic auctions for equity instruments MiFID - Secondary Markets

Who should read this paper

This paper is primarily of interest to trading venues and investment...


The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has launched a call for evidence on position limits and position management in commodity derivatives. ESMA launches this call for evidence in the context of the reviews it must perform under MiFID II, together with the European Commission (EC...

From to Call for evidence on possible CESR level 3 work on the Transparency Directive

CESR is inviting all interested parties to submit their views regarding the possible CESR Level 3 work it could undertake in relation to the TD and the Level 2 Directive. In particular, responses to the following questions would be especially welcomed:

From to Call for evidence on possible implementing measures of the future UCITS directive

On 13 January 2009 the European Parliament adopted in plenary session a proposal for a Directive containing amendments to the UCITS Directive (85/611/EEC) . This followed approval by the Council of an identical compromise text at a COREPER meeting of 17 December 2008 (the Council's final...

From to Call for Evidence on possible modifications of the UCITS Directive

The European Commission intends to make use of the delegated powers conferred by Art. 53a of the UCITS Directive to the Commission to clarify some of the definitions pertaining to eligible assets which are contained in the UCITS Directive. In its preparation of possible draft comitology...

From to Call for evidence on private and bilateral SFIs Credit Rating Agencies

This call for evidence should be read by all those involved in the EU securitisation markets. It is particularly targeted at the following market participants and the groups and trade associations who represent them:
•    Issuers, originators and sponsors of Structured Finance Instruments...

From to Call for evidence on ratings data periodic reporting requirements for CRAs according to Article 21 (3)(e) of the Draft Amended CRA Regulation

In the light of the proposal for amending Regulation (EC) No 1060/2009, ESMA has started the process of drafting regulatory technical standards, to be endorsed by the Commission in accordance to Article 10 of Regulation no. 1095/2010, concerning the content and format of the ratings data...

From to Call for evidence on regulation on short-selling by CESR Members

The task force has reported to CESR and has been mandated to conduct work on the following:
1) Assess the impact of the measures that were introduced by CESR Members;
2) Consider the range of policy options for taking a more convergent approach; and
3) Enhance the coordination...

From to Call for evidence on the assessment of compliance of credit rating agencies with Article 8.3 of the Credit Rating Agencies Regulation (1060/2009/EC)

In the light of the agreed amendments to the Credit Rating Agencies Regulation (EC) No 1060/2009 (CRA Regulation), ESMA is mindful of its mandate to produce draft regulatory tech-nical standards (RTS) for adoption by the Commission. This Call for Evidence concerns RTS on the assessment of...

From to Call for evidence on the criteria for endorsement (Article 21 (2)(a) of the draft amended CRA Regulation)

In the light of the proposal for amending Regulation (EC) No 1060/2009, ESMA has started the process of issuing and updating the guidelines on the application of the endorsement regime. The aim of this Call for evidence is to gather information from financial institutions and other interested...

From to Call for Evidence on the Establishment of a Mediation Mechanism

CESR announces today with the publication of the mandate and call for evidence (Ref: CESR/05-253), its first steps towards the development of a mediation mechanism to facilitate the rapid and effective solution to disputes between national supervisors. The mediation mechanism will further...

From to Call for evidence on the evaluation of the Regulation on short selling and certain aspects of credit default swaps Short Selling

In order to prepare its technical advice on the effects of the SSR, ESMA is inviting investors, market participants and any other interested stakeholders to provide responses to the questions outlined in the Call for Evidence by 15 March.ESMA’s advice is expected to be delivered to the EC by 31...

From to Call for evidence on the impact of MiFID on secondary markets functioning

In the secondary markets area, MiFID is designed to foster competition among trading venues on the basis of a regulatory level playing field and in an environment of market transparency aimed at supporting market efficiency and investor protection.

One year on, CESR considers it...