ESMA faces new set of challenges in 2021


The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, has published its 2021 Work Programme (WP), setting out its priorities and areas of focus for the next 12 months in support of its mission to enhance investor protection and promote stable and orderly financial markets.

The WP has been developed against the background of a changing landscape for ESMA, including the movement in the regulatory cycle towards supervision and enforcement.