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ESMA latest Risk Dashboard sees no change in overall risk levels

05 December 2017

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has issued today the Risk Dashboard No.4 2017, covering risks in the EU’s securities markets for Q3 2017. ESMA’s overall risk assessment remains unchanged from Q2 at high levels.

In Q3 2017, EU financial markets remained relatively calm, although reactive to global geopolitical events. This was reflected in increased market expectations of the near-term volatility following global political tensions. While market and credit risks remain very high, ESMA's outlook for credit risk has declined reflecting improvements in risk indicators.

The outlook for liquidity and contagion risk is stable. While operational risk continues to be elevated, with a worsening outlook due mounting concerns over potential for cyber-attacks.