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Report on investment firms

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 The European Securities and Market Authority (ESMA) has cooperated with the European Banking Authority (EBA) in the development of an EBA report on investment firms. This report is issued in response to a call for advice by the European Commission on the prudential requirements applicable to investment firms addressed to EBA in December 2014.

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ESMA appoints new chair of Market Integrity Standing Committee

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The Board of Supervisors of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has appointed a new chair for its Market Integrity Standing Committee.

The person selected is Giuseppe Vegas, Chair of CONSOB (Italy), who is appointed for a period of two years commencing on 10 December 2015.

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ESMA consults on margin period of risk for CCPs’ client accounts

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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published a Consultation Paper on the Review of Article 26 of RTS No 153/2013 regarding the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR). In relation to the relevant Regulatory Technical Standard (RTS) ESMA is seeking feedback on deals with the length of the margin period of risk (MPOR) for CCPs’ client accounts.

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Scheduled update on ESMA website Monday 14 December 18.00-20.00 CET

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ESMA will be performing an update on its website on Monday 14 December, from 18.00-20.00 CET.  During this time the website will be unavailable. 

The update will have an impact on the URL’s for both documents and pages.  If you are currently linking to pages on our website, or accessing specific documents automatically, please check the site on Tuesday 15 December to find the updated links.  In case of any queries, please contact webmaster@esma.europa.eu.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this update. 

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ESMA consults on improved access to trade repository data

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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published today a consultation paper which proposes to enhance the current functionalities offered by trade repositories (TRs) for data access under the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR). ESMA thinks that the current rules for TR access should be significantly improved as currently, the comparability of data is not sufficient.

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ESMA issues standards on reporting, cooperation and suspensions under MiFID II

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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published Implementing Technical Standards (ITS) regarding the implementation of the Market in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II). ESMA’s ITS translate how the legislation will apply in practice to market participants, market infrastructures and national supervisors.

The rules ESMA is delivering today on MiFID II specify standard forms, templates and procedures which are to be used in the future in the following areas:

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ESMA announces date of Open Hearing for validation and review of CRA methodologies

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Location: Auditorium,  ESMA, 103 Rue de Grenelle – 75007, Paris

Date : 25 January 2015

Time : 10:00 to 12:00

Conditions: 

To attend the hearing, please sign up using the form below. Please make sure that you fill in all the fields.

We ask that attendance is restricted to two participants per entity or group of entities. 

Registrations are open until 18 January 2015.

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Steven Maijoor delivers keynote at L'Agefi Regulation Financiere 2015 on CMU and bond markets

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Steven Maijoor, ESMA Chair, delivered the keynote speech at L'Agefi's Regulation Financiere 2015 event on bond market transparency and Capital Markets Union.

2015/1861 Speech

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Vacancy notice - Policy Officer - Investment Management (deadline: 04/01/2016)

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ESMA is looking for a Policy Officer - Investment Management (REF.: ESMA/2015/VAC32/AD5).

Please refer to our vacancy page for the details on this position and how to apply.

Deadline: 4 January 2016 

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ESMA issues favourable opinion extending Greek HCMC short selling ban on bank shares

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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has issued its official opinion agreeing to an extension of the emergency short selling prohibition by the Hellenic Capital Market Commission (HCMC) on the shares of certain credit institutions under the Short Selling Regulation that expires at 24:00:00 (CET) on Monday 7 December 2015.

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