Day: 13 July 2016

ESMA publishes guidelines on market soundings and delayed disclosure under MAR

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has issued today final guidelines clarifying the implementation of the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) for persons receiving market soundings and on delayed disclosure of inside information. The new market abuse regime strengthens the existing market abuse framework by extending its scope to new markets, platforms and trading behaviours. …

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ESMA clarifies timing of closed period under Market Abuse Regulation

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has updated today its Questions & Answers (Q&As) regarding the implementation of the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR). The updated Q&As deals with the question whether the «announcement» of the interim or year-end financial results determines the timing of the closed period referred to in Article 19(11) of Regulation …

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European regulator sees increased risk for financial markets after Brexit

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published an update to its risk dashboard since the regulator’s risk assessment has changed as a result of the outcome of the UK referendum on EU membership. The overall assessment of risk levels in EU markets under ESMA’s remit, as indicated in the Risk Dashboard No.2, 2016 remain …

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ESMA consults on proposed central clearing delay for small financial counterparties

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published today a consultation paper proposing to change the phase-in period for central clearing of OTC derivatives applicable to financial counterparties with a limited volume of derivatives activity under the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR). ESMA proposes to amend EMIR’s Delegated Regulations on the clearing obligation to …

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ESMA consults on the validation and review of CRAs’ methodologies guidelines

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published a Consultation Paper on guidelines on the validation and review of Credit Rating Agencies’ (CRAs) methodologies (the CP). The purpose of the draft guidelines is to clarify ESMA’s expectations regarding how CRAs should validate and review their methodologies. ESMA aims to achieve a consistent application of …

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