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Joint the ESMA Conference on 17 October 2017 in Paris. Participants will be discussing "The State of European Financial Markets".

The ESMA Conference 2017 will be a unique gathering of political decision makers, global regulators and high-profile financial industry leaders. Around 350 participants will discuss the state of European financial markets – including the key issues currently affecting the financial sector such as the MiFID II, FinTech, Brexit as well as the review of the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs).

Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 9am – 5pm CET

The Westin Grand Vendôme,

3 Rue De Castiglione, 75001 Paris, France

ESMA invites you to its conference to reflect on the state of Europe’s financial markets together with its key speakers:

  • Valdis Dombrovskis, Vice President of the European Commission responsible for the Euro and Social Dialogue as well as for Financial Stability, Financial Services and the Capital Markets Union.
  • Roberto Gualtieri, MEP, Chair of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON), European Parliament
  • Ashley Alder, Chair of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO)
  • Xavier Rolet, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the London Stock Exchange (LSE)
  • Steven Maijoor, Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)

 You can already reserve your seat by registering here.

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) welcomes the European Commission’s proposals, published today, following the outcome of its review on the operations of the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs).

ESMA will study the proposals with interest and await the outcome of the co-legislative process.

The response to the consultation was submitted on 30 May 2017.

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) conference, which takes place in Paris on Tuesday 17 October, will be this autumn’s key event focusing on developments in the EU’s financial services markets.

Participants will hear from leading figures on issues such as Brexit, CMU, MiFID, market infrastructures, financial innovation and the future shape of financial services regulation. Confirmed keynote speakers include:

  • Steven Maijoor, Chair, European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA);
  • Valdia Dombrovskis, Vice President of the European Commission with responsibility for the Euro and Social Dialogue as well as Financial Stability, Financial Services and the Capital Markets Union;
  • Michel Barnier, European Commission Chief Brexit Negotiator;
  • Roberto Gualtieri MEP, Chair of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON), European Parliament; and
  • Ashley Alder, Chair of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO).

Registrations are now open www.esma-conference-2017.eu.

 

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has appointed a new member to its Management Board to replace an outgoing member whose mandate has ended. The appointment took place at the Board of Supervisors meeting in Paris on 5 July of:

  • Giuseppe Vegas, Commissione Nazionale per le Società e la Borsa (CONSOB), Italy

The new member will serve until 30 September 2019.

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published its 2016 Annual Report, which sets out ESMA’s objectives, activities and key achievements during the course of 2016.

In 2016, ESMA continued to make progress in its mission of enhancing investor protection and promoting stable and orderly financial markets through its four activities of:

  • assessing risks to investors, markets and financial stability;
  • creating a single rulebook;
  • promoting supervisory convergence; and
  • supervising credit rating agencies and trade repositories.

The Report contains details about ESMA’s work under each of these activities, with a focus on the key achievements in each of those areas.

Annual Report 2016

Corrigendum - date on the letter of assurance from the Executive Director on p81 had inadvertently been dated 14 June 2017, when the letter was signed on 2 June 2017. The date has been amended accordingly

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published its response to the European Commission’s consultation on the operation of the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs). The response includes recommendations that ESMA’s Board of Supervisors believe will improve the Authority’s functioning and better allow it to achieve its objectives of investor protection, and stable and orderly EU financial markets.

The response reflects ESMA’s experience over the past six years including its role in supporting the objectives of the Capital Markets Union (CMU), and the progress made on promoting and facilitating supervisory convergence across Member States, and the challenges posed by the UK’s decision to leave the EU.

 

In view of the challenges EU financial markets are facing, ESMA believes that successful European capital markets require a strengthened EU framework. In support of this, ESMA has made a number of recommendations related to its functioning and powers. The main areas covered by the proposals are:

  • International aspects of EU financial markets: equivalence assessments of third countries and the supervision and enforcement of certain third country entities;
  • Direct supervision;
  • Supervisory convergence; and
  • Access to data and reporting.