Press Release: ESMA extends recognition decisions for 3 UK CCPs in the event of a no-deal Brexit

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has announced that it has extended the recognition decisions for the three central counterparties (CCPs) established in the United Kingdom (UK) to reflect the extension of the expiry date of the Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/2031 of the European Commission on the equivalence of the UK CCP legal framework.

Official Journal (L Series): Directive (EU) 2019/2177 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2019 amending Directive 2009/138/EC on the taking-up and pursuit of the business of Insurance and Reinsurance (Solvency II), Directive 2014/65/EU on markets in financial instruments and Directive (EU) 2015/849 on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purposes of money-laundering or terrorist financing

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Press Release: ESMA publishes 2nd Annual Report on EMIR penalties and supervisory measures test

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, has published its second annual report regarding supervisory measures carried out and penalties imposed by national competent authorities (NCAs) under the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR).

UPDATED – Consultation: Consultation Paper on alignment of MiFIR with the changes introduced by EMIR Refit

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Press Release: ESMA begins recruitment of Chair and Members for its CCP Supervisory Committee

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, has published today two vacancy notices for the new CCP Supervisory Committee (Committee) that it is required to establish under the amended European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR 2.2). ESMA is recruiting for the position of Chair and two Independent Members of the new Committee.

Press Release: ESMA advises EC on the supervisory regime for third-country CCPs test

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).

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

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has today published the results of a peer review it 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).

Press Release: 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.

UPDATED – Press Release: ESMA consults on tiering, comparable compliance and fees under EMIR 2.2

Update – ESMA published the responses to the Consultation.

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has today published three consultation papers under EMIR 2.2 on tiering, comparable compliance and fees. EMIR 2.2 amends EMIR’s regulatory and supervisory regime for central counterparties (CCPs).

Consultation: MiFID II/MiFIR review report on the development in prices for pre- and post-trade data and on the consolidated tape for equity instruments

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Official Journal (L Series): Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/980 of 14 March 2019 supplementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the format, content, scrutiny and approval of the prospectus to be published when securities are offered to the public or admitted to trading on a regulated market, and repealing Commission Regulation (EC) No 809/2004

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Press Release: ESMA publishes 2018 annual report

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published its Annual Report, which reviews its achievements against its 2018 priorities and objectives in meeting its mission of enhancing investor protection and promoting stable and orderly financial markets in the European Union.

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