European Securities and Markets Authority Issues Opinion on the Proposed EU Regulation on CCP Recovery and Resolution
The European Securities and Markets Authority has issued an Opinion on the European Commission's proposed EU Regulation on CCP Recovery and Resolution. The proposal gives CCPs' national regulators under the European Market Infrastructure regulation powers of supervision and early intervention with regards to CCP recovery. It further asks Member States to designate National Resolution Authorities to develop CCP resolution plans and ensure the resolvability of CCPs established in their Member State and for the establishment of a resolution college. ESMA is tasked with taking on a mediator role. In its Opinion, ESMA states that it broadly supports the regulatory approach taken by the Commission. However, ESMA considers that the EU legislators should consider the budgetary implications of the role assigned to ESMA and include a provision in the final CCP Recovery and Resolution Regulation for ESMA to draft a report on the issue, as was the case for EMIR. While it supports the introduction of binding mediation, ESMA raises some concerns over the proposed mediation mechanism. ESMA also states that further detailed requirements on the content of recovery plans, such as what recovery tools could be used to allocate default losses or to cover non-default losses, would be useful.
View the ESMA Opinion.