On 28 September 2021, the European Securities and Markets Authority published its 2022 Annual Work Programme, setting out its priority areas for the next 12 months.

Natasha Cazenave, Executive Director, said: “ESMA faces another year of change and challenge in 2022, with new supervisory powers for benchmarks and data service providers, significant contributions expected to support the EU’s priorities through single rulebook and supervisory convergence work and further enhancements to our role as an EU capital markets data hub.”