Esma calls for tougher regulation of credit ratings agencies

Esma's Paris headquarters

The European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma) has told the European parliament that the regulations affecting private credit ratings agencies (CRAs) need to be reformed.

Evert van Walsum, head of Esma’s investors and issuers department, told the parliament’s economic and monetary affairs committee on May 3 that problems remain with the concentration of the credit ratings industry and some market participants’ reliance on it. Esma also needs tougher sanctioning powers to use against CRAs

Only users who have a paid subscription or are part of a corporate subscription are able to print or copy content.

To access these options, along with all other subscription benefits, please contact or view our subscription options here:

You are currently unable to copy this content. Please contact to find out more.

Sorry, our subscription options are not loading right now

Please try again later. Get in touch with our customer services team if this issue persists.

New to Central Banking? View our subscription options

You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don’t have a Central Banking account, please register for a trial.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an individual account