ESMA confirmed that it would cooperate with Mexican and South African regulators with respect to supervision of CCPs on 26 January 2016.

ESMA issued an opinion recommending that 16 UK pension schemes may benefit from a transitional exemption from central clearing under EMIR on 2 February 2016.

 Read the press release 'ESMA Issues Opinions on UK Pension Schemes to be Exempt from Central Clearing Under EMIR' 

ESMA issued revised Q&A on EMIR on 4 February 2016. The updated Q&A includes new answers regarding CCP’s default management, competent authorities’ access to trade repository data and reporting of “notional” in position reports.

Read the press release 'ESMA Updates It's EMIR Q&A'