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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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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 2011/224 Consultation paper- Guidelines on systems and controls in a highly automated trading environment for trading platforms, investment firms and competent authorities Consultation Paper 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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14/09/2011 2011/288 Call for evidence- Empty voting , , Consultation Paper 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.  
20/06/2012 2012/378 Operation of notifications of MiFID Article 41 suspensions and removals of financial instruments from trading Reference PDF
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This protocol has been created to ensure effective co-operation between Competent Authorities (CAs) with respect to their obligations under Article 41 of MiFID (Suspension and removal of in-struments from trading).The purpose of the notification obligations under Article 41 is to afford investors across all Mem-ber States the same level of protection regardless of where they trade. In order to achieve this outcome, a shared understanding of the different circumstances under which trading may be suspended in different Member States according to their national law and the expected course of action under Article 41 is helpful. To ensure trading is suspended or an instrument is removed from trading in an effective and timely way, an effective communication process is necessary.The protocol will be kept under review in light of practical experience.
19/07/2012 2011/454 MOU on the supervision of CRAs- ESMA and ASIC , Reference PDF
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This document contains two copies of the MOU, signed by ESMA and by the ASIC.
19/07/2012 2012/124 MOU on the supervision of CRAs- ESMA and MAS , Reference PDF
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19/07/2012 MOU SFC ESMA MOU on the supervision of CRAs- ESMA and SFC Hong Kong , Reference PDF
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19/07/2012 MOU SEC ESMA MOU on the supervision of CRAs- ESMA and SEC , Reference PDF
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19/07/2012 MOU CNV ESMA MOU on the supervision of CRAs- ESMA and CNV Argentina , Reference PDF
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