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ESMA Newsletter - Nº9

20 November 2019

Welcome to the ninth edition of ESMA's newsletter. In this issue we take a closer look at the new website section on sustainable finance and SFTR, we highlight the full list of ESMA staff speaking appearances and catch up on publications from October and early November. Also, the deadlines for IT and Communications Officers vacancies are approaching and two important consultations will close soon. The Board of Supervisors is meeting on 3 December, for the first meeting in our new premises near Gare de Lyon in Paris, so stay with us for more updates.

 

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Month ahead

 

Important consultations closing this month

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ESMA Board of Supervisors meeting on 3/4 December 2019

  • ESMA's Board of Supervisors will meet in Paris at the beginning of next month. Stay tuned to ESMA's website and social media accounts for publications and updates. 

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Speakers

Keynote speeches 

Date ESMA Speaker  Event  Read more
04 November  Steven MAIJOOR Opening Statement by ESMA Chair Steven Maijoor at ECON Hearing  Read the full speech 
29 October Steven MAIJOOR Steven Maijoor delivers speech on Benchmarks - Madrid  Read the full speech 
15 October  Steven MAIJOOR Steven Maijoor speech on the quality of coporate governance - Zagreb  Read the full speech 
10 October  Steven MAIJOOR  Steven Maijoor addresses EU-Asia Financial Dialogue at ASIFMA Annual Conference 2019 - Tokyo Read the full speech

 

Speaking appearances by ESMA staff this month 

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

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New ESMA website section on sustainable finance!

Check out ESMA's one-stop-shop on sustainable finance here 

sustainable finance

 

ESMA provides reporting details for Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (SFTR)

In order to assist firms in preparing their SFTR reporting, ESMA provided validation rules and XML templates.

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Vacancy Notices 

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
Communications Officer - Temporary Agent (AD5)  25/11/2019
Second National Experts (SNE) - different profiles  25/11/2019
IT Officer - Contract Agent  28/11/2019

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:  7 October - 15 November 2019   

15 November 

ESMA updates its Q&As on the Securitisation Regulation

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, has updated its Questions and Answers (Q&As) on the Securitisation Regulation (Regulation 2017/2402).

14 November

DG International Ratings SRL's CRA registration withdrawn

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has withdrawn the credit rating agency (CRA) registration of DG International Ratings SRL (previously Dagong Europe Credit Rating Srl) (DG International).

11 November

ESMA advises EC on the supervisory regime for third-country CCPs

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, has published three sets of technical advice to the European Commission (EC) regarding third-country central counterparties (TC-CCPs) under the revised European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR 2.2).

08 November

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 bondsunder the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) and Regulation (MiFIR).

08 November 

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.

08 November 

MIFID II: ESMA ISSUES LATEST DOUBLE VOLUME CAP DATA

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

05 November

MiFID II: ESMA consults on position limits in commodity derivatives

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has today launched a Consultation Paperon position limits and position management in commodity derivatives.

04 November

Opening Statement by ESMA Chair Steven Maijoor at ECON Hearing

ESMA Chair Steven Maijoor participated today in the annual hearing of European Parliament's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee (ECON), together with the Chairmen of the European Banking (EBA) and European Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA).

31 October 

ESMA publishes validation rules and XML schemas for SFTR reporting

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published today further technical details for the reporting of Securities Financing Transactions (SFTs) as required under the SFT Regulation (SFTR).

31 October 

ESMA report sees decrease in prospectus activity for 2018

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), in its annual report on prospectus activity, reports that in 2018 the number of prospectus approvals across the European Economic Area (EEA) decreased by almost 5% compared to 2017 (from 3,567 to 3,390). This decrease in prospectus approvals follows a decade-long trend observed since the start of the financial crisis.

30 October 

ESMA update on Brexit preparations

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) wants to inform stakeholders that, following the European Council’s decision today extending the period under Article 50(3) relating to the United Kingdom’s (UK) withdrawal from the European Union (EU), its previous statements relating to its preparations for a no-deal Brexit will no longer apply as of 31 October.

30 October

MiFID II - New Publication Date for Systematic Internaliser and Bond Data

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) will publish the systematic internaliser (SI) and bond market liquidity data on 8 November, this follows the latest developments around the departure of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU).

29 October

Steven Maijoor delivers speech on Benchmarks in Madrid

Steven Maijoor, Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), has delivered a speech on the Benchmarks Regulation, and related issues, at a conference organised by the Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores (CNMV) in Madrid.

24 October

ESAs seek to promote consistent application of the PRIIPs Regulation to bonds

The European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) have issued a Supervisory Statement in order to promote a consistent application by national competent authorities (NCAs) of the scope of the Regulation for packaged retail and insurance-based investment products (PRIIPs Regulation) to bond markets.

22 October

EU enforcers must monitor closely new reporting standards

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, publishes the priorities that European enforcers will consider when examining the 2019 annual financial reports of listed companies. The 2019 enforcement priorities reflect the changes introduced in recent financial reporting standards and consider issues identified by national competent authorities (NCAs) through their enforcement activities in 2019.

20 October

ESMA AND THE AUSTRALIAN SECURITIES AND INVESTMENTS COMMISSION TO COOPERATE ON BENCHMARKS

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) are pleased to announce that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)setting out cooperation arrangements in respect of Australian benchmarks.

17 October  

ESMA sees significant room for improvement in national regulators’ supervision of derivatives data

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published the results of a peer reviewit conducted into supervisory actions of six National Competent Authorities (NCAs) regarding their approaches at enhancing the quality of derivative data reported under the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR).

16 October 

ESAs consult on changes to the key information document for PRIIPs

The European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) have issued a Consultation Paperon amendments to existing rules underpinning the Key Information Document (KID) for Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products (PRIIPs).

15 October

Steven Maijoor speech on the quality of coporate governance

The ESMA Chair Steven Maijoor delivered a speech on the quality of corporate governance at the Corporate Governance Conference in Zagreb.

10 October

Steven Maijoor addresses EU-Asia Financial Dialogue at ASIFMA Annual Conference 2019, Tokyo

Steven Maijoor, Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), addressed the EU-Asia Financial Dialogue as part of ASIFMA's Annual Conference 2019 in Tokyo.

09 October

ESMA publishes Annual Report on the application of waivers and deferrals under MiFIR

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, has published its Annual Report on the application of waivers and deferrals under MiFIR.

08 October

ESMA adopts MAR standards on supervisory cooperation

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, has issued its final reporton a set of Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) on the application of the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR).

08 October

ESMA publishes final report on CSDR Guidelines on standardised procedures and messaging protocols

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published its final report on the Guidelines on standardised procedures and messaging protocols. The Guidelines aim to clarify the scope of the requirement contained in Article 6(2) of the Central Securities Depositories Regulation (CSDR) and provide guidance on the standardised procedures and messaging standards used for compliance.

07 October 

MIFID II: ESMA ISSUES LATEST DOUBLE VOLUME CAP DATA

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

07 October

ESMA updates Q&A on MiFIR data reporting

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

07 October

ESMA - Update on the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union - preparations for a possible no-deal Brexit scenario on 31 October 2019

On 29 March 2017, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK) invoked Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union (TEU) which triggered the process for its withdrawal from the European Union (EU), or Brexit. The invocation procedure provides that after a negotiation period of up to two years, the TEU cease to apply to the Member State which invoked Article 50. 

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