ESMA updates its CSDR Q&As
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has updated today its Q&As on practical questions regarding the implementation of Central Securities Depositories Regulation (CSDR).
The updated Q&As include new answers regarding certain aspects of the regime applying to central securities depositories (CSDs):
- CSDs’ investment policy;
- access to CSDs; and
- conditions to provide services in another Member State.
The purpose of this document is to promote common supervisory approaches and practices in the application of the CSDR. The Q&A mechanism is a practical convergence tool used for this purpose. It should also help investors and other market participants by providing clarity on the requirements. ESMA will periodically review these Q&As and update them where required.