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14/09/2011 2011/288 Call for evidence- Empty voting , , Consultation Paper PDF
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10/11/2011 2011/373 Consultation paper- Considerations of materiality in financial reporting , Consultation Paper PDF
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22/12/2011 2011/445 Consultation paper on guidelines on certain aspects of the MiFID suitability requirements Consultation Paper PDF
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22/12/2011 2011/446 Consultation paper on guidelines on certain aspects of the MiFID compliance function requirements Consultation Paper PDF
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22/03/2012 2012/212 Discussion Paper- An Overview of the Proxy Advisory Industry. Considerations on Possible Policy Options , Consultation Paper PDF
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This Discussion Paper focuses on the development of the proxy advisory industry in Europe, which mainly serves institutional investors such as asset managers, mutual funds and pension funds. Following its fact-finding work in 2011, ESMA recognises the proxy advisory industry within Europe is, or is expected to be, growing in prominence and investors are, or are expected to be, increasingly using proxy advisor services. In this paper ESMA identifies several key issues related to the proxy advisory market which may have an impact on the proper functioning of the voting process. The range of policy options that ESMA will consider, and on which it seeks further input from market participants, consists of four broad areas, including: 1.    No EU-level action at this stage 2.    Encouraging Member States and/or industry to develop standards 3.    Quasi-binding EU-level regulatory instruments 4.    Binding EU-level legislative instruments ESMA will consider these options based on the feedback it receives from market participants, and, if appropriate, will undertake further policy action, either directly or by providing an opinion to the European Commission. The reason to bring up some policy options is due to the fact that proxy advisors are currently not regulated at a pan-European level. Nevertheless, there are relevant European rules that apply to investors (e.g. for UCITS management companies when exercising voting rights). In addition, there are also well-recognised corporate governance standards that apply to issuers at a national level (based on the “comply or explain approach”) and some complements to improve standards of stewardship among investors. All feedback received from this Discussion Paper will be duly considered. ESMA expects to publish a feedback statement in Q4 of 2012 which will summarise the responses received and will state ESMA’s view on whether there is a need for policy action in this area.
06/07/2012 2012/387 en Guidelines on certain aspects of the MiFID suitability requirements Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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06/07/2012 2012/388 EN Guidelines on certain aspects of the MiFID compliance function requirements Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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06/07/2012 2012/388 Guidelines on certain aspects of the MiFID compliance function requirements Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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21/08/2012 2012/387 BG Насоки относно определени аспекти на изискванията на MiFID за годност , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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21/08/2012 2012/387 CS Obecné pokyny k určitým aspektům požadavků směrnice MiFID ohledně vhodnosti , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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21/08/2012 2012/387 DA Retningslinjer for visse aspekter af egnethedskravene ifølge MiFID , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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21/08/2012 2012/387 NL Richtsnoeren met betrekking tot bepaalde aspecten van de MiFID-geschiktheidseisen , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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21/08/2012 2012/387 ET Finantsinstrumentide turgude direktiivi (MiFID) sobivusnõuete teatud aspektide suunised , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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21/08/2012 2012/387 FI Ohjeet rahoitusmarkkinadirektiivin soveltuvuusvaatimusten tietyistä näkökohdista , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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21/08/2012 2012/387 FR Orientations concernant certains aspects relatifs aux exigences d'adéquation de la directive MIF , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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21/08/2012 2012/387 DE Leitlinien zu einigen Aspekten der MiFID-Anforderungen an die Eignung , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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21/08/2012 2012/387 EL Κατευθυντήριες γραμμές σχετικά με ορισμένες πτυχές των απαιτήσεων καταλληλότητας που προβλέπονται στη MiFID , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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21/08/2012 2012/387 HU Iránymutatások a MiFID szerinti alkalmassági követelmények bizonyos szempontjairól , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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21/08/2012 2012/387 IT Orientamenti su alcuni aspetti dei requisiti di adeguatezza della direttiva MiFID , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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21/08/2012 2012/387 LV Pamatnostādnes par noteiktiem FITD atbilstības noteikšanas prasību aspektiem , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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