February 07, 2020 BY Steffy Bogdanova

ESMA outlines its strategy on sustainable finance

The EU Markets regulator, European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), announced its Strategy on Sustainable Finance. The strategy reveals sustainability as the main goal for ESMA and sets out a plan to implement Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors in its work. The strategy reveals that the fundamental priorities of ESMA include transparency obligations, risk…

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December 20, 2019 BY Valentina Kirilova

ESMA admonished CySEC as ‘Partially Compliant’ with new reporting rules

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) recently conducted a peer review of compliance by the national oversight authorities of thirty member states with new rules regarding suspicious transaction detection and reporting. These rules have been in force since 2017. Eight member organizations were rated as “Partially Compliant”, its lowest category. CySEC, which has spent…

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October 21, 2019 BY Valentina Kirilova

ESMA and ASIC to co-operate on Australian benchmarks

EU’s regulator for securities markets (ESMA) and Australia's regulator ASIC have announced earlier today that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) setting out cooperation arrangements in respect of Australian benchmarks. The EU Benchmarks Regulation (BMR) prescribes a European common framework to ensure the integrity and accuracy of benchmarks used in the EU. Earlier…

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August 27, 2019 BY Valentina Kirilova

ESMA does not surprise with the positive opinion on Slovenia's CFD restrictions

The European regulator ESMA has earlier today issued its positive opinion on product intervention measures taken by Slovenia and its National Competent Authority (NCA). According to the EU watchdog, the proposed measures are justified and proportionate. NCA needs to take product intervention measures that are at least as stringent as ESMA’s measures. However, Slovenia’s Securities…

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