QED Conference on the Review of the EU Benchmark regulation
Q4 2020, 14.30 – 16.45, registration and welcome coffee from 14.00
Renaissance Hotel, Rue du Parnasse 19, 1050 Brussels
To be discussed:
- Critical benchmarks: Is the current regulatory framework accurately calibrated? Do competent authorities have the right amount of power in terms of methodology change, cessation and contingency plans?
- Authorisation, suspension and withdrawal: Are the current rules clear enough? Do competent authorities have the right amount of power?
- Scope of the BMR: Is the regulatory framework for non-significant benchmarks appropriately calibrated? What is the ideal methodology for classification of benchmarks (i.e. non-significant, significant, critical)?
- The ESMA register for benchmarks and administrators: What’s the experience?
- Benchmark statement: How can it be further improved?
- Climate-related benchmarks: Should competent authorities have the power to verify that a climate-related benchmark complies with the rules? Should they have the power to take measure if that is not the case?
- Commodity benchmarks: Are the current conditions under which commodity benchmarks are subject to Title II of the BMR appropriate? Is the threshold for commodity benchmarks accurately set?
- Equivalence, recognition and endorsement for third country benchmarks and administrators: How could the procedure be improved?
Chantal Sourlas Policy Officer, ESMA
Member of the European Parliament
European Commission high-level representative