Entities

European Securities and Markets Authority

European Securities and Markets Authority

Acronym
ESMA
Industry
Location
Founding Date
2011

ESMA is an independent EU Authority that contributes to safeguarding the stability of the European Union's financial system by enhancing the protection of investors and promoting stable and orderly financial markets.

ESMA achieves its mission and objectives through four activities:

  • Assessing risks to investors, markets and financial stability
  • Completing a single rulebook for EU financial markets
  • Promoting supervisory convergence
  • Directly supervising specific financial entities