Consultation Paper on ESMA technical advice on Benchmarks Regulation

Consultation Paper on ESMA technical advice on Benchmarks Regulation

from 27 May 2016 to 30 June 2016


Responding to this paper

ESMA invites comments on all matters in this paper and in particular on the specific questions summarised in Annex 1. Comments are most helpful if they:

  • respond to the question stated;
  • indicate the specific question to which the comment relates;
  • contain a clear rationale; and
  • describe any alternatives ESMA should consider.

ESMA will consider all comments received by 30 June 2016.

All contributions should be submitted online at under the heading ‘Your input - Consultations’.

Publication of responses

All contributions received will be published following the close of the consultation, unless you request otherwise.  Please clearly and prominently indicate in your submission any part you do not wish to be publically disclosed. A standard confidentiality statement in an email message will not be treated as a request for non-disclosure. A confidential response may be requested from us in accordance with ESMA’s rules on access to documents. We may consult you if we receive such a request. Any decision we make not to disclose the response is reviewable by ESMA’s Board of Appeal and the European Ombudsman.

Data protection

Information on data protection can be found at under the heading Legal Notice.

Who should read this paper

This paper may be specifically of interest to administrators of benchmarks and to any investor dealing with financial instruments and financial contracts whose value is determined by a benchmark or with investment funds whose performances are measured by means of a benchmark.

Documents available for this Consultation
27/05/20162016/723Consultation Paper on ESMA technical advice on Benchmarks Regulation
03/06/20162016/723 RFReply form for the Consultation Paper on ESMA technical advice on Benchmarks Regulation


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European Money Markets Institute
Asset Management AIMA
Asset Management Amundi
Asset Management ASSOGESTIONI
Asset Management EFAMA (European Fund and Asset Management Association)
Asset Management The Investment Association
Banking Standard Chartered Bank
Banking Societe Generale
Banking UBS AG
Banking Association of German Public Banks
Banking Deutscher Derivate Verband (DDV) - German Derivatives Association
Investment Services Swedish Securities Dealers' Association
Press Argus Media Ltd
Regulated markets ICE
Regulated markets London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) / FTSE Russell
Regulated markets London Metal Exchange
Regulated markets Federation of European Securities Exchanges
Regulated markets Nasdaq
Exchanges and Trading Systems Euronext
Exchanges and Trading Systems Europex
Exchanges and Trading Systems BME
Others Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Division Bank and Insurance
Others Index Industry Association ("IIA")
Others Thomson Reuters
Others Markit
Others S&P Global
Others MSCI
Others EFET (European Federation of Energy Traders)
Insurance, pension & asset management PensionsEurope
Regulated markets, exchanges & trading systems Deutsche Börse Group
Regulated markets, exchanges & trading systems CME Group
Fintech Associates in Capital Markets (ACAPM)