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12/10/2020 ESMA22-105-1248 Steven Maijoor Opening Statement for ECON Hearing 12 October 2020 , , , , , Statement PDF
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09/10/2020 JC GL 2017 17 appendix 1 Compliance table- Joint Guidelines on the prudential assessment of acquisitions and increases of qualifying holdings in the financial sector Reference PDF
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02/10/2020 ESMA42-110-2314 Response to EC consultation on EU Green Bond Standard Reference PDF
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15/07/2020 ESMA30-22-821 Response to EC consultation on a Renewed Sustainable Finance Strategy Reference PDF
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02/07/2020 SG34-45-937 slides Public hearing on ESG disclosures CP 2 July 2020- Slides , Reference PDF
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30/06/2020 SG34-45-937 Public hearing on ESG disclosures CP 2 July 2020- Agenda , Reference PDF
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11/06/2020 ESMA32-334-245 ESMA response to EC Consultation on NFRD , Statement PDF
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04/05/2020 JC 2020 16 Annex 1 Joint ESA consultation on ESG disclosures- Annex 1 Reference DOCX
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04/05/2020 ESMA71-99-1324 Statement on bilateral margin RTS amendments in response to Covid-19 , , , Statement PDF
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23/04/2020 ESMA34-45-904 Joint ESA consultation on ESG disclosures- response form , Reference DOCX
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02/04/2020 ESMA 70-152-3050 CCSPSA consultation_Response Form , , Reference DOCX
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27/02/2020 ESMA/2014/677-REV Information on shareholder cooperation and acting in concert under the Takeover Bids Directive , Statement PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published an update to its statement on practices governed by the Takeover Bid Directive (TBD), focused on shareholder cooperation issues relating to acting in concert and the appointment of board members. The update concerns a change to the Croatian creep-in threshold and secondary threshold in Appendix B. The statement contains a White List of activities that shareholders can cooperate on without the presumption of acting in concert. It also contains information on how shareholders may cooperate in order to secure board member appointments by setting out factors that national authorities may take into account when considering whether shareholders are acting in concert.The statement is in response to a request by the European Commission for clarity on these issues, following its 2012 report on the application of the TBD. It is based on information collected about the TBD’s application and common practices across the European Economic Area (EEA). The statement was prepared by the Takeover Bids Network, a permanent working group, under ESMA’s auspices, that promotes the exchange of information on practices and application of the TBD across EEA.

05/12/2019 JC 2019 19 The introduction of fallbacks in OTC derivative contracts and the requirement to exchange collateral , Statement PDF
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24/10/2019 JC-2019-64 Joint ESA Supervisory Statement – application of scope of the PRIIPs Regulation to bonds , Statement PDF
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16/10/2019 ESMA30-201-535 Response form to consultation on amended PRIIPs KID , Reference DOCX
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24/06/2019 esma30-22-620 Explanatory_note_on_the_survey_on_short_termism Reference PDF
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09/04/2019 2019 19 Joint Committee Annual Report 2018 Annual Report PDF
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30/01/2019 ESMA22-105-661 Agenda for open hearing on sustainable finance Reference PDF
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27/04/2018 ESMA22-103-753 Multilateral MoU on cooperation, information exchange and consultation , Statement PDF
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06/11/2017 ESMA50-165-422 The impact of charges on mutual fund returns- correction , , Reference PDF
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ERRATUM - In the original version of this document published on 19 October 2017 in table V.3 on page 4, the values in the last four rows of column five were accidentally misreported. For this reason, ESMA now provides a corrected version, including the corrected values and a footnote pointing to the initial mistake.

ESMA carried out a first analysis on fund performance measures, developing initial metrics to analyse the impact of ongoing fees, one-off charges and inflation on the returns of mutual funds. Key preliminary results for the EU fund industry show: Substantial reduction in net returns available to investors, especially in the retail sector and weakly cost- or price-sensitive investment decisions by retail investors

On average ongoing fees and one-off charges and inflation-reduced returns available to investors by 29% of gross returns between 2013 and 2015. These reductions apply to all market segments, while varying across jurisdictions, asset classes and client types. Relative return reductions range from 11% for passive equity fund shares to 44% for retail fund shares in bond mutual funds. Relative and absolute return reductions for actively managed and retail fund shares tend to exceed those of passively managed and institutional fund shares. Despite the impact of fees and charges on the net outcome to investors, these do not seem to be reflected in investor choices.