ESMA has submitted its response  to the European Commission’s consultation on the European Single Access Point (ESAP) about companies.

ESMA is fully supportive of the ambition to set up the ESAP as it will increase investor trust in companies across the EU and lower the costs of capital.

However, ESMA recommends a phased approach, which should prioritise financial and non-financial information of public companies.

ESMA has published the results of the annual transparency calculations for equity and equity-like instruments, which will apply from 1 April 2021.

EBA has published its final revised Guidelines on risk factors related to Anti Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing.

The revisions take into account changes to the EU Anti Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing (AML/CFT) legal framework and address new ML/TF risks. In addition to strengthening financial institutions’ risk-based approaches to AML/CFT, the revision supports the development of more effective and consistent supervisory approaches where evidence suggested that divergent approaches continue to exist.

On the Official Journal of the European Union of 2 March 2021 has been published the Commission implementing regulation (EU) 2021/369 establishing the technical specifications and procedures required for the system of interconnection of central registers referred to in Directive (EU) 2015/849.