The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published its 2018 Work Programme (WP)

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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published its 2018 Work Programme (WP)

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Introduction

Steven Maijoor, ESMA Chair, said:

“ESMA will focus on promoting supervisory convergence and assessing risks in 2018 with a particular emphasis on promoting the consistent application of MiFID II and MiFIR. This reflects both the importance of ensuring a smooth transition to the new MiFID regime and our shift as a supervisory authority from building the single rulebook to ensuring its application through convergent supervisory practices across the European Union.”

Work Programme 2018

      I.        Promoting supervisory convergence - Continue to support sound, efficient and consistent implementation of new supervisory requirements, with particular emphasis on MiFID/R; complete IT systems either required by legislation or which increase ESMA’s and/or NCAs’ efficiency; and develop and apply convergence tools, including peer reviews and stress tests;

     II.        Assessing risks to investors, markets and financial stability - Enhance analytical input into ESMA’s operational work, including stress tests, impact assessments, product assessments and financial stability monitoring; and establish adequate data management and statistics capabilities;

How can Deloitte help

Deloitte Central Europe brings significant experience with MIFID II / MIFIR implementations for national competent authorities, lenders and investment firms in the greater Central Europe region, ensuring peer benchmarking and adopt peer best practices where appropriate.

Ask our team for a consultation or a workshop to assess how prepared you are for ESMA’s 2018 supervisory priorities

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