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ESMA Newsletter - Nº7

04 September 2019

ESMA’s newsletter is back, we hope you all had a relaxing summer as we look ahead to a busy September. This month, two important consultations will close and the application deadline for data experts to join our industry advisory group is approaching. Also, in our seventh edition, we catch up on the full list of publications from July and August and highlight where ESMA staff will be speaking this month.  

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Month ahead

 

Interested in Market data?

ESMA has recently issued a call for candidates for its newly-established Data Advisory Group (DAG) which works on issues related to market data regulatory reporting and record keeping of derivative contracts, positions, transactions in financial instruments (including securities financing), order book, instrument reference data, investment funds and prospectus data. 

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Interested individuals should send their applications to ESMA no later than 16 September 2019.​

Important consultations closing this month

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ESMA Board of Supervisors meeting on 2 October 2019

  • ESMA's Board of Supervisors will meet next month in Helsinki. Stay tuned to ESMA's website and social media accounts from 2 October for publications and updates. 

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Speakers

Speaking appearances by ESMA staff this month 

  • The full list of ESMA's planned speaking appearances for September can be found here

 

       
       
       

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Vacancy Notices

  • New vacancy notice for a Facility Managment Officer. 
Open vacancies & deadlines 

Traineeship notice – Transversal profile (F/M)  31/12/2019 
Traineeship notice – Legal profile (F/M)  31/12/2019 
Traineeship notice - Financial Markets Profile (F/M)  31/12/2019
Facility Management Officer- Temporary Agent (TA)   30/09/2019

All open vacancies can be found on ESMA's recruitment portal 

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press office

Missed any ESMA publications? Check out the full list of news items from our press office. 

  • Publication period: 1 July - 2 September 2019   

02 September

ESMA STRENGTHENS LIQUIDITY STRESS TESTS FOR INVESTMENT FUNDS

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published its final guidanceregarding liquidity stress tests of investment funds – applicable to both Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs) and Undertakings for the Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (UCITS).

27 August

ESMA issues opinions on product intervention measures by Slovenia

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has issued two positive opinions on product intervention measures taken by the National Competent Authority (NCA) of Slovenia. ESMA’s opinion finds that the proposed measures are justified and proportionate and that it is necessary for NCAs of other Member States to take product intervention measures that are at least as stringent as ESMA’s measures.

07 August

MIFID II: ESMA ISSUES LATEST DOUBLE VOLUME CAP DATA

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has updated its public registerwith the latest set of double volume cap (DVC) data under the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II).

06 August

ESMA calls for data experts to join industry advisory group

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has issued a call for candidatesfor its newly-established Data Advisory Group (DAG).

01 August

MiFID II: ESMA makes new bond liquidity data available

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has started  to make available new data for bonds subject to the pre- and post-trade requirements of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) and Regulation (MiFIR) through its data register.

01 August

MiFID II: ESMA publishes data for the systematic internaliser calculations for equity, equity-like instruments and bonds

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published data for the systematic internaliser calculations for equity, equity-like instruments and bonds under the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) and Regulation (MiFIR).

31 July​

ESMA ceases renewal of product intervention measures relating to contracts for differences

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU securities markets’ regulator, will not renew the temporary restriction on the marketing, distribution or sale of contracts for differences to retail clients in the European Union (EU).

31 July​

ESMA publishes responses to its EMIR 2.2 Consultations

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published the responses received to its Consultations on tiering, comparable compliance and fees under EMIR 2.2

31 July​

ESMA publishes responses to its Consultation on reporting guidelines under SFTR

ESMA publishes responses to its Consultation on Guidelines for reporting under Articles 4 and 12 SFTR.

31 July​

ESMA issues opinions on product intervention measures by Germany, Hungary, Malta and Poland

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has issued four opinions on product intervention measures taken by the following National Competent Authorities (NCAs) of Germany, Hungary, Malta and Poland.

29 July​

ESMA updates Q&As on MiFIR data reporting

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has updated its Questions and Answers(Q&As) on data reporting under the Market in Financial Instruments Regulation (MiFIR).

24 July​

ESMA issues opinions on product intervention measures by Bulgaria, Denmark and Croatia

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has issued four positive opinions on product intervention measures taken by the National Competent Authorities (NCAs) of Bulgaria, Denmark and Croatia.

23 July​

ESMA updates register of derivatives to be traded on-venue under MiFIR

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has updated  the public registerof those derivative contracts that are subject to the trading obligation under the Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (MiFIR).

22 July​

ESMA publishes its annual peer review report on EU CCPs supervision

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published its annual peer review report on the overall supervision of EU Central Counterparties (CCPs) by National Competent Authorities (NCAs).

19 July​

ESMA readies stress testing requirements for money market funds

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has issued two sets of guidelines regarding the stress testing of money market funds and reporting on money market funds to national competent authorities (NCAs), aimed at ensuring a coherent application of the Money Market Fund (MMF) Regulation.

18 July​

ESMA advises on credit rating sustainability issues and sets disclosure requirements.

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets’ regulator, has published its technical advice on sustainability considerations in the credit rating market and its final guidelines on disclosure requirements applicable to credit ratings.

17 July​

ESMA provides updated Q&As, XML schema and validation rules for securitisation reporting

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities  markets’ regulator, has published several additional resources to assist market participants in the implementation of ESMA’s draft technical standards on disclosure requirementsfor the Securitisation Regulation (SR)​.

17 July​

ESMA launches call for evidence on certain investor protection topics in the context of the reports to be submitted by the EC under Article 90 of MiFID II​

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published a call for evidence on certain investor protection topics included in the EC mandate to ESMA on the reports to be submitted by the EC under Article 90 of MiFID II.

17 July​

ESMA REPORTS ON NCAS’ USE OF SANCTIONS UNDER MiFID II

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets’ regulator, has published today its first report  concerning sanctions and measures imposed under MiFID II by National Competent Authorities (NCAs).

17 July​

ESMA issues an opinion on product intervention measures by the Czech Republic

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets’ regulator, has issued a positive opinion on product intervention measures taken by the National Competent Authority (NCA) of the Czech Republic.

16 July​

ESMA publishes the 23rd extract from the EECS database

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets’ regulator, has published an extract from its confidential database of enforcement decisions on financial statements.

16 July​

ESMA consults on performance fee guidelines for retail funds, seeking greater harmonisation
 

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) launched today a public consultationon draft guidelines on performance fees under the Undertakings for Collective Investments in Transferable Securities (UCITS) Directive.

15 July

ESMA updates its EMIR Q&A

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

15 July

ESMA sets out expectations regarding application of IAS 12

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets’ regulator, has published  a Public Statement on IAS 12 Income Taxes, setting out its expectations regarding the application of the requirements relating to the recognition, measurement and disclosure of deferred tax assets (DTAs) arising from unused tax losses in IFRS financial statements.

15 July

ESMA amends enforcement decisions for Nordic banks following appeal

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published amended enforcement decisions regarding Nordea Bank, Svenska Handelsbanken, SEB, and Swedbank following a decision by the Board of Appeal of the European Supervisory Authorities (BoA).

15 July

ESMA fines Regis-TR S.A. €56,000 for data access failures​

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets’ regulator, has fined the trade repository Regis-TR S.A. €56,000, and issued a public notice, for negligently failing to provide to regulators direct and immediate access to details of derivative contracts.

15 July

ESMA consults on MiFID II compliance function requirements ​

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets’ regulator, has launched a consultationon draft guidelines on certain aspects of the compliance function requirements under MiFID II.

12 July

ESMA addresses derivatives trading obligation concerns following entry into force of EMIR Refit

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published a public statement addressing the misalignment between the scope of counterparties subject to the EMIR clearing obligation (CO) and those subject to the MiFIR derivatives trading obligation (DTO).

12 July

ESMA publishes responses to its Consultation on indices and recognised exchanges under the CRR

ESMA publishes responses to its Consultation on indices and recognised exchanges under the Capital Requirements Regulation.

12 July

ESMA consults on disclosure guidelines under the Prospectus Regulation

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets’ regulator, has launched a public consultation concerning its draft Guidelines on disclosure requirements under the Prospectus Regulation (PR).

12 July

ESMA updates its Q&As relating to the Prospectus Regulation ​

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has today included twenty-five new Q&Asrelating to Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 (the ‘Prospectus Regulation’).

12 July

ESMA launches consultation on cost of market data and consolidated tape

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU securities markets’ regulator, has launched a public consultationon the development in prices for pre- and post-trade data and on the post-trade consolidated tape (CT) for equity instruments.

12 July

ESMA updates the ESEF Reporting Manual

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets’ regulator, has published an updateof its European Single Electronic Format (ESEF) Reporting Manual (Manual).

12 July

ESMA publishes responses to its Call for evidence on position limits in commodity derivatives

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published the responses received to its Call for evidence on position limits in commodity derivatives.

12 July 

ESMA publishes report on the licencing of FinTech firms across Europe

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets’ regulator,  publishes a report on the status of licencing regimes of FinTech firmsacross the European Union (EU).  The report is based on two surveys conducted by ESMA since January 2018, which gathered evidence from national competent authorities (NCAs) on the licensing regimes of FinTech firms in their jurisdictions.

12 July 

ESMA updates its Q&As on MiFID II and MiFIR market structure and transparency topics

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has updated its Questions and Answers regarding market structures and transparency issues under the Market in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) and Regulation (MiFIR).

12 July

ESMA warns CFDs providers on application of product intervention measures

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets’ regulator, has published a statement addressed to providers marketing, distributing or selling contracts for differences (CFDs) to retail clients. The statement is in response to various practices and situations observed in the market, which raise concerns of non-compliance with the legal requirements applicable when providing services to retail clients.

11 July 

ESMA updates the CSDR Q&As

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

11 July 

ESMA updates Q&AS on MiFID II and MiFIR investor protection and intermediaries

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has updated its Questions and Answers on the implementation of investor protection topics under the Market in Financial Instruments Directive and Regulation (MiFID II/ MiFIR).

11 July 

ESMA appoints a new member to its SMSG

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has appointed a new member to its Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group (SMSG).

11 July 

ESMA reappoints three members of its Management Board

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets’ regulator, has reappointed three current members of its Management Board for a further 2½ year term that will begin on 1 October 2019. The members current terms will expire on 30 September 2019.

11 July 

ESMA reappoints three members of its Management Board

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets’ regulator, has reappointed three current members of its Management Board for a further 2½ year term that will begin on 1 October 2019. The members current terms will expire on 30 September 2019.

11 July

ESMA updates its Q&As regarding the Benchmark Regulation

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has issued an update of its Question and Answers (Q&As) on the European Benchmarks Regulation (BMR).
The new Q&As provide clarification on the following issues:
-the commodity benchmark definition; and
-the contribution to the euro short-term rate (€STR).

7 July 

Update of annual equity transparency calculations – application of the tick size regime for third-country shares

On 21 June 2019 ESMA has publishedthe updated results of the annual equity transparency calculations. The updated results are due to apply from 8 July 2019.

5 July 

MIFID II: ESMA ISSUES LATEST DOUBLE VOLUME CAP DATA

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has updated its public register with the latest set of double volume cap (DVC) data under the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II).

5 July 

Beyond Ratings SAS' CRA registration withdrawn

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has today withdrawn the credit rating agency (CRA) registration of the French Beyond Ratings S.A.S.

4 July

Authorisation of EURIBOR under the Benchmark Regulation

The Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA) of Belgium, on 2 July 2019, has authorised EMMIas the administrator of EURIBOR under the Benchmark Regulation (BMR), following positive advice of the EURIBOR College of Supervisors.

2 July

ESMA publishes responses to its Consultation on draft RTS under the ELTIF Regulation

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published the responses received to its Consultation on draft regulatory technical standards under Article 25 of the ELTIF Regulation.

2 July

ESMA broadens scrutiny of multiple withholding tax reclaim schemes

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published a report on its preliminary findings on multiple withholding tax (WHT) reclaim schemes, following a European Parliament (EP) request, and has launched a formal inquiry to gather further evidence from national competent authorities (NCAs) on the supervisory practices regarding those schemes across the European Union (EU).

2 July

ESMA issues opinions on product intervention measures by Sweden, France and the United Kingdom

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has issued three opinions on product intervention measures taken by the National Competent Authorities (NCAs) of Sweden, France and the United Kingdom. ESMA’s opinion finds that the proposed measures are justified and proportionate and that it is necessary for NCAs of other Member States to take product intervention measures that are at least as stringent as ESMA’s measures.

2 July

ESMA withdraws the registration of Moody's Investors Service EMEA LTD

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has withdrawn the credit rating agency (CRA) registration of Moody’s Investors Service EMEA Limited (MIS EMEA - UK).

1 July 

ESMA ceases renewal of product intervention measure relating to binary options

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU securities markets’ regulator, will not renew the temporary prohibition of the marketing, distribution or sale of binary options to retail clients in the European Union (EU).

1 July

ESMA updates the CSDR Q&As

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

1 July 

ESMA issues opinions on product intervention measures by Cyprus, France, Malta and Sweden

ESMA has issued four positive opinions on product intervention measures taken by the National Competent Authorities (NCAs) of Cyprus, France, Malta and Sweden. ESMA’s opinion finds that the proposed measures are justified and proportionate and that it is necessary for NCAs of other Member States to take product intervention measures that are at least as stringent as ESMA’s measures.

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