The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has emphasised the need for standardised Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) disclosures in its response to the European Commission’s (EC’s) consultation on the renewed sustainable finance strategy.
This week the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published an update to the ESEF Reporting Manual.
With Covid-19 creating significant uncertainty amongst businesses and the economic and financial system, the need for strong transparency and clear communication has only increased. The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has underlined the importance of transparency and consistency with reporting requirements when disclosing the financial effects of Covid-19 in half-yearly financial reports. Where necessary, […]
This week the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published a European Single Electronic Filing (ESEF) conformance suite to facilitate implementation of the regulations that came into effect at the start of this year. The Conformance Suite is aimed at XBRL software developers and is designed to test whether Inline XBRL software can create and […]
Earlier this month the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published its Strategy on Sustainable Finance. The strategy sets out how ESMA will place sustainability at the core of its activities by embedding Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) considerations into its work.
At the end of 2020 the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) updated the ESEF XBRL taxonomy files to reflect the 2019 update of the ESEF Regulation. The XBRL taxonomy files that have been released are based on the IFRS Taxonomy and compliant with all technical and legal requirements of the ESEF regulation. They are also available in all […]
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) review of market data prices has found that the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) has not delivered on its objective of reducing the cost of market data or of establishing a consolidated tape for equities. MiFID II requires venues and data providers to publish market data […]
On a Eurofiling call this week ESMA clarified a question that we’ve certainly heard from around Europe and the world. Basically — what happens to PDF versions of an annual report? ESMA emphasises that EU issuers are only compliant with the ESEF regulation if the publication of an Annual Financial Report to the public (eg. on […]
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published priorities for European regulators to consider when examining the 2019 annual financial reports of listed companies. In particular, ESMA have prioritised enforcing the recent changes made to financial reporting standards. This includes exercising significant judgement in the application of Lease disclosures under IFRS 16, noting the improvement […]
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) have released the third in a series of tutorial videos designed to guide relevant market participants through the transition to European Single Electronic Format (ESEF), which is set to come into force in January 2020. The video aims to answer ten questions on the ESEF regulation that are […]