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ESMA publishes updated CRA Q&A

16 December 2015
Credit Rating Agencies The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published an updated questions and answers on the application of the Credit Rating Agencies Regulation. The revised Q&A clarifies the definition of unsolicited credit rati ...

ESMA updates its Q&A document on prospectus related issues

15 December 2015
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has updated its Questions and Answers document (Q&A) on prospectus related issues. The purpose of the Q&A document is to promote common supervisory approaches and practices in the application of ...

ESMA publishes updated AIFMD Q&A

15 December 2015
Fund Management The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published an updated questions and answers on the application of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD). The Q&A include a new questions and answers on the de ...

Working methods

11 November 2015
standards to the Commission. Q&A ESMA can issue Q&As to competent authorities or financial market ...

Net short position notification thresholds for sovereign issuers

10 November 2015
According to Article 7(2) of the Short Selling Regulation, ESMA has to publish a list of the thresholds applicable to the sovereign issuers for the purpose of the notification to competent authorities of significant net short position in sovereign debt. T ...

Investor Protection

15 August 2015
different tools to issue guidelines, opinions and Q&As on various topics related to investor protection ...

Short Selling

15 August 2015
Q&As ESMA has published a Questions and Answers (Q&A) document that clarifies the technical aspects ...


15 August 2015
On ESMA's website we use a number of abbreviations and acronyms.  The full term is normally used at the beginning of the article, but we have gathered a list of the most commonly used acronyms here for your ease of reference. AII     Alternative Inst ...

Transparency Directive

15 August 2015
convergence in this area by making use of other tools such as Q&As The Q&As are aimed at National ...


15 August 2015
instrument or a type of financial activity or practice where certain conditions are met. Q&As Guidelines ...


15 August 2015
of advertisements. Guidelines, Opinions and Q&As Opinion- Format of the base prospectus and consistent ...


15 August 2015
of the Technical Guidance for Settlement Internalisers – Report Validation Rules. CSDR Q&As ESMA publishes and ... periodically updates Q&As on the CSDR. Additional questions relating to the implementation of CSDR should ...

Contact info

15 August 2015
P lease note that starting 18 November 2019, ESMA's address has changed to 201- 203 rue de Bercy,  75012 Paris.​ Phone +33 1 58 36 43 21 Email Staff email Press office Please see the press contact ...

Questions and Answers: Investment-based crowdfunding: money laundering/terrorist financing

01 July 2015
Reference 2015/1005 Section Innovation and Products Type Q&A Main document esma_2015_1005_qa_crowdfunding_money_laundering_and_terrorist_financing.pdf Style ESMA document ...

Tender for reports on non-discriminatory fees charged by CRAs to their clients

19 August 2014
contract notice invitation to tender cover letter tender specifications annex I draft contract annex II declaration of honour Q&A list 1 Reference PROC/2014/06 Type CLOSED Procedure Main document contract_notice-2014-105069-f02-en.pdf Style ESMA docum ...

Travel Agency Services (New deadline for submission: 30/09/2013)

19 August 2013
Tender specifications Invitation letter Annex I Model contract Contract notice 2013/S 158-275078 Annex VII Financial proposal Annex X Questionnaire of professional capacities Annex XI Technical proposal Annex XII Mission Guide (ESMA) Annex XIII Mission Gu ...

Data gathering and impact assessment on implementing measures for the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive and Regulation (Deadline for submission: 20/09/2013)

OJ/16/07/2013 – PROC/2013/005
26 July 2013
Deadline for submission 2 September 20 September 2013 at 16:00 local time (Paris 12.00h, GMT + 1) (Updated) Corrigendum 2013/S 152-263733   Invitation letter Annex I Model Contract Contract notice Q&A List 1 Reference OJ/16/07/2013 – PROC/2013/005 Sec ...
10 July 2013
publishing Q&As which will clarify some provisions and requirements of the CRA3 Regulation. Contact ...

Training and e-learning services for ESMA — Deadline 3 June 2013

30 April 2013
  Description of the contract The Authority intends to conclude framework contracts for the provision of: E-learning course catalogue (Lot 1)   And multiply framework contracts with reopening competition for: Development of an E-learning course (Lot 2) Bl ...

IT Infrastructure Hosting, New deadline for submission 11 June 2013 — Opening session: 18 June 2013 15.00 p.m.

OJ/22/03/2013- PROC/2013/003
03 April 2013
This tender is for the provision of a fully managed service providing infrastructure and software up to the middleware level for ESMA’s applications.  Contract notice (updated version) Annex I draft FWC service contract (updated version) Non disclosure ag ...