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ESMA advises on credit rating sustainability issues and sets disclosure requirements

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets’ regulator, has published today its technical advice on sustainability considerations in the credit rating market and its final guidelines on disclosure requirements applicable to credit ratings. ESMA, in its advice, has assessed the level of consideration of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors in [...]

July 18th, 2019|Comments Off on ESMA advises on credit rating sustainability issues and sets disclosure requirements

HM Treasury report on anti-money laundering

HM Treasury has published its latest anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing supervision report, which includes submissions from the Gambling Commission. This report aims to improve the transparency and accountability of supervisors, and to encourage good practice. The Commission actively supports these efforts which contribute to our strategy to make gambling fairer, safer and crime free. Economic [...]

July 17th, 2019|Comments Off on HM Treasury report on anti-money laundering

ESMA launches call for evidence on certain investor protection topics in the context of the reports to be submitted by the EC under Article 90 of MiFID II

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published today a call for evidence on certain investor protection topics included in the EC mandate to ESMA on the reports to be submitted by the EC under Article 90 of MiFID II. Article 90 of MiFID II provides that the Commission shall, after consulting ESMA, present a report [...]

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ESMA reports on NCAS’ use of sanctions under MiFID II

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets’ regulator, has published its first report concerning sanctions and measures imposed under MiFID II by National Competent Authorities (NCAs). NCAs are required under MiFID II to provide ESMA with aggregated information on all sanctions and measures imposed annually. As MiFID II only entered into [...]

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ESMA issues an opinion on product intervention measures by the Czech Republic

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets’ regulator, has today issued a positive opinion on product intervention measures taken by the National Competent Authority (NCA) of the Czech Republic. ESMA’s has issued an opinion on national product intervention measures from: The Česká Národní Banka of the Czech Republic (CNB) - Opinion [...]

July 17th, 2019|Comments Off on ESMA issues an opinion on product intervention measures by the Czech Republic