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24/07/2012 2011/39 Update on measures adopted by competent authorities on short selling Statement PDF
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This is the PDF version of the statement. Please also see the word version of the statement which contains all links to the measures curretly in place.
30/12/2004 04-717 annex 1 Trade data- annex to Consultation on CESR's draft advice on the second set of mandates from the European Commission on the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) Consultation Paper PDF
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30/12/2004 04-717 annex 6 Trade data The Netherlands- annex to Consultation on CESR's draft advice on the second set of mandates from the European Commission on the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) Consultation Paper PDF
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30/12/2004 04-717 annex 4 Trade data Iceland- annex to Consultation on CESR's draft advice on the second set of mandates from the European Commission on the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) Consultation Paper PDF
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30/12/2004 04-717 annex 3 Trade data Hungary- annex to Consultation on CESR's draft advice on the second set of mandates from the European Commission on the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) Consultation Paper PDF
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30/12/2004 04-717 annex 2 Trade data Germany- annex to Consultation on CESR's draft advice on the second set of mandates from the European Commission on the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) Consultation Paper PDF
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30/12/2004 04-717 annex 5 Trade data Euronext parameters- annex to Consultation on CESR's draft advice on the second set of mandates from the European Commission on the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) Consultation Paper PDF
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06/04/2004 04-104b The role of CESR at Level 3 of the Lamfalussy process (63 pages- annex 4 pages 14-63) Consultation Paper PDF
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This consultation paper aims at presenting the views of the Committee of European Securities Regulators (CESR) on how it should organize its role at level 3 under the Lamfalussy procedure. The paper is structured in two parts. The first section provides an introduction and description of the current general principles governing the way in which the Lamfalussy approach and in particular the level 3 should work. The second section sets out in a more detailed manner the organization of CESR
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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18/10/2001 01-013b The harmonization of conduct of business rules Consultation Paper PDF
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CESR has issued its revised proposals for the harmonization of conduct of business rules. The second round of public consultation covers the following documents: the revised proposal for the investor protection regimes (Ref.CESR/01-014),and the revised paper on the categorisation of investors (Ref.CESR/01-015.). The process of revision of the initial proposals and an explanation of major changes has been given in a cover-note (Ref. CESR/01-013).Please send your responses to the secretariat by November 15, 2001 at fdemarigny@europefesco.org.
01/09/2008 3L3 Commission consultation The 3 Level 3 Committees’ Joint Response to the European Commission’s Public Consultation Paper on Amendments to Commission Decisions establishing CESR, CEBS & CEIOPS Consultation Paper PDF
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23/06/2015 JC/DC/2015/01 Technical Discussion Paper (DP) on the PRIIPs Key Information Document (KID) , Consultation Paper PDF
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EBA, EIOPA, and ESMA (the ESAs) welcome comments on this Technical Discussion Paper on Risk, Performance Scenarios and Cost Disclosures in Key Information Documents for Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products (PRIIPs). The discussion paper is available on the websites of the three ESAs. Comments on this discussion paper can be sent using the response form, via the ESMA website under the heading ‘Your input/Consultations’ by 17 August 2015. Contributions not received in Word, or sent to an email address, or after the deadline, will not be processed. It is important to note that although you may not be able to respond to each and every question, the ESAs would encourage partial responses from stakeholders on those questions that they believe are most relevant to them. Publication of responses All contributions received will be published following the close of the consultation, unless you request otherwise. A standard confidentiality statement in an email message will not be treated as a request for non-disclosure. A confidential response may be requested from us in accordance with the ESAs’ rules on public access to documents.  We may consult you if we receive such a request. Any decision we make not to disclose the response is reviewable by the Board of Appeal of the ESAs and the European Ombudsman. Data protection Information on data protection can be found on the different ESAs’ websites under the heading ‘Legal notice’.
12/10/2020 ESMA22-105-1248 Steven Maijoor Opening Statement for ECON Hearing 12 October 2020 , , , , , Statement PDF
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21/03/2017 JC1 Statement- ESAs welcome European Commission’s public consultation on their operation Statement PDF
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15/07/2009 09-575 Statement on the application of and disclosures related to the reclassification of financial instruments Statement PDF
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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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23/09/2014 2014/1164 Statement by Steven Maijoor, Chair, European Securities and Markets Authority at the ECON Committee, European Parliament 23 September 2014 Statement PDF
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Dear Members of the European Parliament, Ladies and gentlemen, First of all, I would like to congratulate you on your election or re-election as a Member of the European Parliament and as a member of this important committee. Call it a “Single Capital Market” or “Capital Market Union”, the financial regulatory reform in the European Union (EU) in the last five years has made solid progress and is a decisive step towards the aim of completing the single market in financial services. This is not only a necessity to tackle failures exposed by the financial crisis, it is also a crucial part of realising the overriding objective of securing economic recovery in the EU. However, it will only reach its full potential if the single rule book is applied consistently and supervised adequately so that all stakeholders can benefit from it in daily practice. ESMA plays a key role in achieving this objective, by enhancing investor protection and by promoting stable and orderly financial markets in the EU. Since its inception three and a half years ago, ESMA has contributed to the creation of an EU single rulebook by developing technical standards and guidelines, and by assisting the European Institutions, and the European Commission in particular, in providing technical advice on such areas as: over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives, hedge funds and private equity, short selling, high frequency trading, Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs), investment advice and financial information. In the last 12 months, ESMA finalised 22 technical standards and pieces of technical advice to the European Commission, as well as seven sets of guidelines, in order to complete the legal framework in areas such as Credit Rating Agencies, prospectuses, market infrastructures, European Social Entrepreneurship Funds and European Venture Capital Funds. We are currently translating the recently agreed MiFID II/MiFIR requirements into practically applicable rules. I will not run through all the work we have done on the single rulebook in that time as you can find an overview and some statistics in the Annex to my Statement which was distributed to you. I would like to stress that throughout the entire policy process we engage as much as possible with all relevant stakeholders – through hearings, direct meetings and consultations. We have – and will continue – to interact with many stakeholder associations representing consumers, investors and market participants - and solicit the views of ESMA’s Securities and Markets Stakeholders Group (SMSG). To mention two examples, right now we are assessing the almost 800 responses we have received to our MiFID II discussion and consultation papers and ESMA has received more than 1500 questions on the implementation of the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR). ESMA has successfully developed a regime of direct supervision at EU level. We supervise 23 credit rating agencies by conducting thematic investigations, on-site visits, analysing the information CRAs provide to the public and by monitoring the implementation of remedial action plans. In June this year, ESMA concluded its first enforcement action and issued a public notice censuring Standard & Poor’s Credit Market Services France SAS and Standard & Poor’s Credit Market Services Europe Limited (S&P) for failing to meet certain organisational requirements. EMIR brings more transparency to derivatives markets by introducing mandatory reporting to trade repositories (TRs). Since November 2013, six repositories have been registered and are now supervised by ESMA. Since reporting under EMIR went live, derivatives trade data has flowed into the repositories: as of 30 June 2014, more than 1 billion new trades have been reported to the TRs. Regulators now have access, or are in the process of establishing access, to derivatives data which should help in providing a clearer picture on the risks associated with those markets. On identifying risks to investor protection and stability, ESMA has substantially improved its data and intelligence gathering capabilities. Risks in securities markets are, for example regularly, identified and reported on in ESMA’s Trend, Risk and Vulnerabilities Report. Concerning the convergence of supervisory practices we have employed a range of instruments, including Q&As, opinions and peer reviews. Regarding peer reviews, we have strengthened our methodology, including the more frequent use of on-site visits. More generally, with the reform of financial markets moving from legislation to implementation, supervisory convergence will become a higher priority in ESMA’s activities and we will increase our resources allocated to this area. That brings me to the last topic I would like to raise, which I also brought to this Committee’s attention last year, the need for a stable budget. Today, our funding comes from a combination of the EU budget, levies on the financial market entities that we supervise directly, and the Member States’ national competent authorities. We are concerned that an increasing budget contribution from national competent authorities might pose undue difficulties to their functioning. This would run counter to the reinforcement of securities markets regulation and supervision at both EU and national level as envisaged in the regulatory reform programme. ESMA’s funding should guarantee its independence and not create potential undue influence. Therefore, we believe that the co-legislators should consider increasing the funding ESMA receives from financial market entities which require ESMA’s intervention and to increase the Union’s share in ESMA’s budget through an independent budget line directly adopted by the co-legislators. Thank you for your attention.
30/09/2013 ESMA/2013/1363 Statement by Steven Maijoor, Chair European Securities and Markets Authority, ECON Committee, European Parliament 30 September 2013 Statement PDF
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Annex to the Statement by Steven Maijoor, Chair of ESMA, to the ECON hearing, 30 September 2013 ESMA/2013/1350
28/01/2016 2016/102 Statement by Steven Maijoor on behalf of the ESAs , Statement PDF
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Statement at the ECON scrutiny hearing on behalf of the ESAs.

01/08/2003 03-539 Standards for Securities Clearing and Settlement Systems in the European Union Consultation Paper PDF
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The Committee of European Securities Regulators (CESR) and the European System of Central Banks (ESCB) have published today two documents entitled

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