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22/12/2015 2015/WP/2015/2 Working Paper No.2, 2015 “Monitoring systemic risk in the hedge fund sector” Final Report PDF
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The working paper proposes new measures for systemic risk in the hedge fund sector. These measures are based on the ability of hedge funds to influence (be influenced by) the performance trend of the entire hedge fund sector. The proposed measures display a high ability to identify periods of financial distress, are robust to modifications in the underlying econometric model and deliver an innovation in the monitoring of systemic risks in the fund industry.

11/03/2013 2013/280 Vacancy notice- Chair of Committee drafting a proxy advising industry Code of Conduct , Reference PDF
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20/09/2013 2013/1138 Trends, Risks, Vulnerabilities No. 2, 2013 Final Report PDF
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12/03/2014 2014/188 Trends, Risks, Vulnerabilities No. 1, 2014 Final Report PDF
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14/02/2013 2013/212 Trends, Risks and Vulnerabilities report Final Report PDF
2.03 MB
11/02/2016 2016/211 ToR CFSC Reference PDF
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11/02/2016 2016/209 ToR CEMA Reference 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.

14/06/2021 ESMA30-379-602 Terms of Reference CNS Reference PDF
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13/07/2016 2016/1096 Risk Dashboard up-date 13 July 2016 Reference PDF
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30/08/2016 2016/1236 Risk Dashboard No.3, 2016 Reference PDF
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11/05/2016 2016/647 Risk Dashboard No.2, 2016 Reference PDF
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17/03/2016 2016/349 Risk Dashboard No.1, 2016 Reference PDF
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16/12/2015 2015/1882 Risk Dashboard No. 4, 2015 Reference PDF
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14/09/2015 2015/1291 Risk Dashboard No. 3, 2105 Reference PDF
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03/07/2013 2013/326 Retailisation in the EU Final Report 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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05/11/2020 ESMA30-379-325 Response form- CP on TR Article 8 advice Reference DOCX
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17/03/2021 ESMA34-45-1218 Response form CP Taxonomy Disclosures , Reference DOCX
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