General Information & Client Services
  • Americas: +1.212.553.1653
  • Asia: +852.3551.3077
  • China: +86.10.6319.6580
  • EMEA: +44.20.7772.5454
  • Japan: +81.3.5408.4100
Media Relations
  • New York: +1.212.553.0376
  • London: +44.20.7772.5456
  • Hong Kong: +852.3758.1350
  • Tokyo: +813.5408.4110
  • Sydney: +61.2.9270.8141
  • Mexico City: +001.888.779.5833
  • Buenos Aires: +0800.666.3506
  • São Paulo: +0800.891.2518
February 09, 2018

ESMA published the risk assessment and supervisory convergence work programs for 2018. The risk assessment work program provides an overview of the analytical, research, data, and statistical activities by ESMA while the supervisory convergence work program details the planned activities and tasks to promote sound, efficient, and consistent supervision across EU. While many of the 2017 priorities related to supervisory convergence remain relevant for 2018, ESMA is also setting new priorities, notably in the areas of financial innovation and the withdrawal of the UK from EU.

The work program sets priorities that will drive convergence agenda of ESMA in the year ahead and foster coordinated action by national securities and markets supervisors. For 2018, ESMA has identified the following priorities for supervisory convergence:  

  • Ensuring that MiFID II/MiFIR are applied in a sound, efficient, and consistent manner across the EU (continuous)
  • Improving data quality to ensure efficient reporting under various requirements set by EU legislation (continuous)
  • Ensuring supervisory convergence in the context of the decision of the UK to withdraw from the EU (new)
  • Safeguarding the free movement of services in EU through adequate investor protection in the context of cross-border provision of services (continuous)
  • Monitoring developments in financial innovation, particularly through the analysis of emerging and existing instruments, platforms, and technology (new)

These priorities have been developed in cooperation between ESMA and national competent authorities while considering factors such as the market environment, legislative and regulatory developments, and supervisory priorities of the national competent authorities. ESMA will strengthen its support to the national competent authorities in facilitating an effective supervisory dialog and day-to-day contacts. ESMA will monitor the implementation of the supervisory convergence work program. ESMA may adjust the priorities depending on developments, as ESMA will be working in a changing EU environment in 2018. These two work programs complement other activity reporting documents of ESMA, most importantly the Single Programming Document, the Regulatory Work Program, and the Supervisory Work Program.


Related Links

Keywords: Europe, EU, Securities, Supervisory Convergence, Work Program 2018, Roadmap, ESMA

Related Insights

IAIS Publishes Drafts of Revised ICP 8, ICP 15, ICP 16, and ICP 20

IAIS published the drafts of revised Insurance Core Principles on Public Disclosure (ICP 20), Investments (ICP 15), Enterprise Risk Management for Solvency Purposes (ICP 16), and Risk Management and Internal Controls (ICP 8), along with a revised draft of the glossary on enterprise risk management (ERM).

November 14, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News

MAS Amends Notice 637 on Capital Adequacy Requirements in Singapore

MAS published the final, revised Notice 637 on the risk-based capital adequacy requirements in Singapore.

November 13, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News

ESMA Updates Q&A on Implementation of CSD Regulation and MAR

ESMA updated questions and answers (Q&A) documents on the implementation of the Central Securities Depository (CSD) Regulation and Market Abuse Regulation (MAR).

November 12, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News

FSB Finalizes and Publishes the Cyber Lexicon

FSB published a cyber lexicon, following the public consultation earlier this year.

November 12, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News

SRB Updates Liability Data Reporting Template for 2019

SRB published version 2.7.1 of the Liability Data Reporting (LDR) Template.

November 12, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News

ECB to Conduct Comprehensive Assessment of Six Bulgarian Banks

ECB will undertake a comprehensive assessment of six Bulgarian banks. The exercise, comprising an asset quality review and a stress test, follows Bulgaria’s submission of a request to establish close cooperation with ECB on July 18, 2018.

November 12, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News

IMF Publishes Reports on the 2018 Article IV Consultation with Chile

IMF published its staff report and selected issues report under the 2018 Article IV consultation with Chile.

November 09, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News

PRA Issues PS27/18 on Implementing the Extension of SM&CR to Insurers

PRA published the policy statement PS27/18, which provides feedback to responses to the consultation paper CP20/18, on implementing the extension of the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SM&CR) to insurers (Part 2).

November 09, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News

EBA Single Rulebook Q&A: First Update for November 2018

EBA published answers to seven questions under the Single Rulebook question and answer (Q&A) updates for this week.

November 09, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News

FED Finalizes the Large Financial Institution Rating System

FED finalized the new supervisory rating system for Large Financial Institutions (LFIs), to better align with the current supervisory programs and practices for these firms.

November 09, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
RESULTS 1 - 10 OF 2204