ESMA updates Q&A on implementation of CRA Regulation


Date: 16 January 2019

On 18 December 2018, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) updated its Questions and Answers (Q&As) on the Credit Rating Agencies Regulation (CRAR).

The Credit Rating Agencies Regulation (CRAR) requires a CRA to immediately notify errors in its rating methodologies or in their application to ESMA and all affected rated entities. This Q&A clarifies ESMA’s view as to what constitutes an error within the meaning of Article 8(7) of CRAR.  

The purpose of this Q&A is to provide a high level of transparency to entities directly supervised by ESMA regarding ESMA’s supervisory approach.

ESMA will periodically review these Q&As and update them where required.