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European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)

An EU-wide regulatory body that works to ensure stability and integrity of securities markets, and protect investors and consumers of financial services.

ESMA is a European Union (EU) regulatory agency that oversees securities markets within the EU. It works covers the regulation and supervision of financial markets and financial institutions, with the goal of ensuring the protection of investors and maintaining the integrity of financial markets.

ESMA’s remit covers a wide range of financial products and services, including securities trading, investment services, and the operation of market infrastructures such as stock exchanges and central securities depositories. It also supervises credit rating agencies and other financial market participants.

ESMA is an independent EU Authority that was established in 2011 as part of the EU’s response to the financial crisis. Its headquarters is located in Paris, France.

ESMA is a part of the European System of Financial Supervision (ESFS) and is one of the three European supervisory authorities (ESAs):

See more on ESMAs website: esma.europa.eu.

UpdatedApr 20, 2023