Draft technical advice on criteria for tiering under Article 25(2a) of EMIR2.2

Draft technical advice on criteria for tiering under Article 25(2a) of EMIR2.2

from 29 May 2019 to 29 July 2019


Responding to this paper

ESMA invites comments on all matters in this paper and in particular on the specific questions summarised in Annex III. 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 29 July 2019.

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


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Who should read this paper

All interested stakeholders are invited to respond to this consultation paper. In particular, responses are sought from central counterparties (CCPs), clearing members and clients of clearing members.


Documents available for this Consultation
28/05/2019ESMA70-151-2138CP TA on tiering criteria
29/05/2019ESMA70-151-2372Response Form - CP TA Tiering Criteria


Activity Institution Download
Asset Management Amundi
Banking UK Finance
Government, Regulatory and Enforcement United States House of Representatives
Government, Regulatory and Enforcement ESRB
Government, Regulatory and Enforcement ESCB
Exchanges and Trading Systems World Federation of Exchanges
Others FIA,ISDA and AFME
Others CFA Institute
Others U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness
Regulated markets, exchanges & trading systems CME Group Inc.
Central Counterparty (CCP) The London Stock Exchange Group
Central Counterparty (CCP) Eurex Clearing
Central Counterparty (CCP) The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC)
Central Counterparty (CCP) Intercontinental Exchange, Inc.
Central Counterparty (CCP) LME Clear Limited
Central Counterparty (CCP) MGEX
Central Counterparty (CCP) SIX x-clear AG