On November 13, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published a number of documents relating to the implementation of the EU Securitization Regulation, supporting the new European framework for securitizations:
Continue Reading ESMA Publishes Standards and Guidance for Securitization Repositories Under the Securitization Regulation

On July 13, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published a press release announcing two consultations with respect to the new EU Prospectus Regulation.

The first consultation paper contains draft technical advice on the minimum content for the information that must be made available to investors when applying for a certain exemption from the requirement to produce a prospectus. The second consultation paper includes draft guidelines on the risk factors featured in a prospectus. While the guidelines are addressed to national competent authorities, the guidelines indicate that financial market participants should take them into account when preparing prospectuses.
Continue Reading EU Prospectus Regulation: ESMA Consults on Minimum Information Content for Exemption and Guidelines on Risk Factors and Publishes Final Report on RTS

On May 2, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published two opinions (Opinions) to revise draft regulatory technical standards (RTS) made under the amended and restated Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) and Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (MiFIR).
Continue Reading ESMA Publishes Opinions on Amendments to MiFID II Non-Equity Transparency and Position Limits RTS