ESMA Guidelines and Recommendations

ESMA publishes risk assessment work programme for 2018

ESMA Guidelines and Recommendations

Date: 16 February 2018

On 9 February 2018, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published its Risk Assessment Work Programme, setting out its priorities in assessing risks for securities markets for 2018. This Risk Assessment Work Programme provides an overview of the analytical, research, data and statistical activities by ESMA. 

As market data collected under the AIFMD, MiFID and EMIR mandates and others are becoming available, ESMA is – in close cooperation with the National Competent Authorities – completing the necessary technical infrastructure for their processing, programming routines for their management, and making them available for the relevant analytical evaluation.


The 2018 Risk Assessment Work Programme complements ESMA’s other activity reporting documents, most importantly the Single Programming Document, the Regulatory Work Programme, the Supervisory Work Programme and the Supervisory Convergence Work Programme.