ESMA speaks on financial markets reform: Steven Maijoor, ESMA's Chairperson, has addressed the European Post-Trade Conference organised by AFME. He reviewed the state of play of the Central Securities Depositaries (CSD) Regulation and the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR). Discussing the authorisation of central counterparties (CCPs) under EMIR, he noted that the role of colleges of supervisors in this process ensures supervisory convergence, and affirmed that the discussions in colleges are on substance and not motivated by national interests. (Source: Speaks on Financial Markets Reform)