Consultation Paper on the RTS 2 Annual Review

Wednesday 12 May 2021 11:05

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) invites responses to the specific questions listed in the Consultation Paper on the transparency regime for non-equity instruments and the trading obligations for derivatives MiFID II/ MiFIR review report published on the ESMA website....

Documents: 

Closing date: 

11/06/2021

ESMA publishes results of the annual transparency calculations for non-equity instruments

ESMA publishes results of the annual transparency calculations for non-equity instruments

Friday 30 April 2021 18:09

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, has today made available the results of the annual transparency calculations for non-equity instruments, which will apply from 1 June 2021. These calculations include the liquidity assessment and the determination of the pre- and post-trade size specific to the instruments and large in scale thresholds.

The results for the liquid sub-classes have been published in Excel format in the Annual transparency calculations for non-equity instruments register. The file does not contain the results for a...

Retail clients continue to lose out due to high investment products costs

Retail clients continue to lose out due to high investment products costs

Wednesday 14 April 2021 11:03

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU securities regulator, today publishes its third annual statistical report on the cost and performance of European Union (EU) retail investment products. In the report ESMA finds that the costs of investing in key financial products, such as UCITS funds, retail alternative funds, and structured investment products (SRPs) remain high and diminish the investment outcome for final investors.

Clear and understandable information about the impact of costs on the returns that retail investors can expect to receive is key to allowing investors to make informed investment decisions. Ensuring this information is made available is a key element in meeting ESMA’s investor protection...

ESMA PUBLISHES INTERIM TEMPLATES FOR STS SYNTHETIC SECURITISATION NOTIFICATIONS

ESMA PUBLISHES INTERIM TEMPLATES FOR STS SYNTHETIC SECURITISATION NOTIFICATIONS

Friday 09 April 2021 18:02

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities and markets regulator, has published the interim simple, transparent and standardised (STS) notification templates for synthetic securitisations following amendments to the Securitisation Regulation (SECR).

The interim templates allow originators to notify ESMA of synthetic securitisations that meet the STS criteria.

The amended SECR was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 6 April and enters into force today. The amended SECR extends the STS framework to synthetic...

ESMA consults on regulating crowdfunding

ESMA consults on regulating crowdfunding

Friday 26 February 2021 11:58

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU securities markets regulator, has today launched a consultation on draft technical standards on crowdfunding under the European crowdfunding service providers regulation (ECSPR).

The new Regulation on crowdfunding regulates for the first time at EU level lending-based and equity-based crowdfunding services. It  introduces a single set of requirements applicable to CSPs across the EU, including strict rules to protect investors.

The ECSPR requires ESMA to...

ESMA appoints new Management Board member

ESMA appoints new Management Board member

Thursday 28 January 2021 14:32

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, has appointed a new member to its Management Board to fill a vacancy following the departure of a member of the Board of Supervisors.

The appointment took place at the Board of Supervisors meeting in Paris today, 28 January.

The new member is:

  • Magdalena Lapsa Parczewska, Komisja Nadzoru Finansowego (KNF), Poland.

The new member will serve the remainder of the outgoing member’s term, until 30 March 2022, commencing with immediate effect.

The outgoing member was:

  • ...

Publication of transparency calculations update after the end of the Brexit transition period

Publication of transparency calculations update after the end of the Brexit transition period

Friday 08 January 2021 17:05

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, has published today its first Financial Instruments Transparency System (FITRS) file following the end of the Brexit transition period.

In particular, the equity transparency calculation results delta file (DLTECR) published by ESMA contains updated transparency calculation results for equity instruments which previously had a UK venue as the most relevant market.

ESMA would like to remind users to process this file in...

ESMA promotes transparency for TLTRO III transactions

ESMA promotes transparency for TLTRO III transactions

Wednesday 06 January 2021 08:17

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, issues today a public statement promoting transparency in the IFRS financial statements of banks regarding accounting for the third series of the European Central Bank’s (ECB) Targeted Longer-Term Refinancing Operations (TLTRO III).

ESMA observes that, in practice, there is diversity regarding the accounting treatment of the ECB’s TLTRO III refinancing transactions by banks. ESMA believes that, given the overall volume of the TLTRO III operations, this matter may have a material effect on the financial statements of banks...

ESMA updates Q&A on costs and charges

ESMA updates Q&A on costs and charges

Tuesday 22 December 2020 08:48

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, has today updated its Questions and Answers on the implementation of investor protection topics under the Market in Financial Instruments Directive and Regulation (MiFID II/ MiFIR).

The Q&As on MiFID II and MiFIR investor protection and intermediaries’ topics includes one new Q&As on ‘Information on costs and charges’ that aim to give guidance on how firms can present ex-post costs and charges information to clients in a fair, clear and not misleading manner....

ESMA CONSULTS ON SUPERVISORY FEES FOR DATA REPORTING SERVICES PROVIDERS

ESMA CONSULTS ON SUPERVISORY FEES FOR DATA REPORTING SERVICES PROVIDERS

Friday 20 November 2020 12:38

The European Securities and Markets Authority, the EU’s securities markets regulator, today launches a public consultation on supervisory fees for data reporting services providers (DRSPs) to be supervised by ESMA starting in 2022.

 

Following the ESAs Review, the authorisation and supervision of data reporting services providers (DRSP) will be transferred from national competent authorities to ESMA starting January 2022.

The consultation aims to gather stakeholder views on fees for DRSPs...

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