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15/12/2010 EU 1095/2010 Regulation establishing ESMA Reference PDF
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Amended by Directive 2011/61/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2011Directive 2014/51/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014
15/12/2010 EU 1092/2010 Regulation establishing the ESRB Reference PDF
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03/01/2011 2011/9 Frequently asked questions- a guide to understanding ESMA Reference PDF
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03/01/2011 ESMA workplan ESMA workplan Reference PDF
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23/03/2011 2011/82 Press release- ESMA establishes a framework for third country prospectus and applies this new framework to facilitate Israeli issuers access , , Press Release PDF
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14/06/2011 2011/190 ESMA guidebook Reference PDF
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This guidebook provides useful information for persons coming to ESMA for meetings or hearings.
20/07/2011 2011/223 Press release- ESMA consults on systems and controls for highly automated trading , Press Release PDF
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09/08/2011 2011/239 2011 Calendar of the Chair and Executive Director of ESMA- updated 20 December 2011 Reference PDF
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04/10/2011 2011/323 Final report- ESMA's technical advice on possible delegated acts concerning the Prospectus Directive as amended by the Directive 2010/73/EU , Technical Advice PDF
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23/11/2011 ESMA budget 2011 ESMA Budget for 2011 Reference PDF
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This document is published in accordance with Article 26.4 of the ESMA Financial Regulation on the principle of budgetary transparency. Please note that it is a budgetary forecast.
09/12/2011 2011/431 Global regulators discuss OTC derivatives regulation , Press Release PDF
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Leaders and senior representatives of the authorities responsible for the regulation of the over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives markets in Canada, the European Union, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the United Statesmet met yesterday in Paris.  
12/12/2011 ESA-ESRB 2011 Agreement between the ESRB and EBA, EIOPA and ESMA on the establishment at the ESRB Secretariat of specific confidentiality procedures Reference PDF
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Agreement between the ESRB and EBA, EIOPA and ESMA on the establishment at the ESRB Secretariat of specific confidentiality procedures in order to safeguard information regarding individual financial institutions and information from which individual financial institutions can be identified. It sets out general principles and measures for exchanging, storing and accessing confidential information between the ESRB and each ESA.
22/12/2011 2011/457 ESMA outlines future automated trading regime for trading platforms, investment firms and competent authorities , Press Release PDF
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04/01/2012 2011/330 final ESMA 2012 Work Programme Reference PDF
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This document sets out ESMA’s work programme for 2012, highlighting the key priorities and explaining how they will be delivered. This document has been approved by ESMA’s Management Board and Board of Supervisors. Annex 3 presents a more detailed view on the key work streams ESMA will run in 2012.
24/02/2012 2012/128 ESMA readies guidelines on automated trading – application deadline starts , Press Release PDF
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ESMA today publishes the official translations of its final “Guidelines on systems and controls in an automated trading environment for trading platforms, investment firms and competent authorities” (ESMA/2011/456), first published on 21 December 2011. High Frequency Trading (HFT) is one form of automated trading.   By having translated the guidelines into all the official languages of the EU, today’s publication triggers a transitional period of two months within which national supervisors have to declare whether they intend to comply with the guidelines or otherwise explain the reasons for non-compliance which would be made public by ESMA. According to the ESMA Regulation national supervisors have to make every effort to comply with the Guidelines.
01/03/2012 2012/137 ESMA’s technical advice on possible delegated acts concerning the Prospectus Directive as amended by the Directive 2010/73/EU , Technical Advice PDF
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ESMA publishes today the second part of its final advice (ESMA/2012/137) on possible delegated acts for the Prospectus Directive (PD).  The advice was submitted to the Commission on 29 February 2012.  In its advice, ESMA proposes how to use a prospectus in a retail cascade and provides input on how to review the provisions of the Prospectus Regulation concerning tax information, indices, auditor’s report on profit forecasts and estimates and audited historical financial information. Today’s advice follows a public consultation started on 13 December 2011. Overall, the technical advice aims to achieve a high level of investor protection and to increase across Europe the legal clarity and efficiency of the prospectus regime. Investment prospectuses as such are aimed to provide investors with easily accessible information on financial products so as to foster in-formed decision-making.
01/03/2012 2012/140 ESMA advises European Commission on Prospectus Directive’s overhaul- Advice covers possible delegated acts , , Press Release PDF
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27/03/2012 2012/224 ESMA seeks views on proxy advisors , , Press Release PDF
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ESMA published last Thursday a discussion paper (ESMA/2012/212) on proxy advisors active in the European Union, seeking views of stakeholders. The paper aims at giving an overview of the state and structure of the market, advisor’s methodologies, and on possible policy options. Generally, proxy advisors assist (institutional) investors and asset managers in their voting policy and strategy.  Currently, there are no rules in place on a pan-European basis regarding proxy advisors. ESMA will use the feedback received on this paper to publish a feedback statement in Q4 of 2012, which will also include ESMA’s view on whether there is a need for policy action in the area.
17/04/2012 2012/108 ESMA budget for 2012 Reference PDF
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07/05/2012 2012/275 ESMA’s 2012 Regulatory Work Programme Reference PDF
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ESMA’s annual regulatory programme aims to provide information on the planned technical standards, technical advice and guidelines & recommendations to be issued by ESMA in 2012. This information is provided in accordance with article 3 of the procedure for developing and adopting draft technical standards and guidelines and recommendations. The regulatory programme takes into account, amongst others, ESMA’s objectives and tasks, the procedure for adopting technical standards, providing technical advice and issuing guidelines as well as the scope and nature of specific powers conferred in European Union legislative acts to ESMA.    The regulatory work programme is based on the ESMA 2012 Work Programme approved by the Board of Supervisors in November 2011 and published on 4 January 2012 on the ESMA website, but provides a more detailed outline of the individual work streams.  

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