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15/03/2000 00-040 Press release- FESCO agrees on an European definition of "Professional investors" , Press Release PDF
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A common categorisation of investors for the application of Rules on Investor Protection is a major contribution to a common regulation of the European Single Market for financial services.

10/05/2000 00-055b Press release- FESCO proposes to create a passport for European issuers , Press Release PDF
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In order to facilitate European Companies to make EU-wide based offers or listing in Europe, FESCO proposes to create a passport for European issuers. The paper proposes a cross-border use of the Shelf Registration system in the EU and explores other possibilities to facilitate the mutual recognition of prospectuses. The paper is open for public consultation for a period of 3 months.

25/09/2000 00-094b Press release- FESCO proposes new common regulatory responses for the European Simple Market for Financial Services Press Release PDF
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The members of FESCO have decided to publish two key papers contributing to the EU Action Plan for Financial Services :
29/06/2000 00-096l A European Regime Against Market Abuse Final Report PDF
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01/09/2000 00-099b Stabilisation and Allotment: «A European Supervisory approach» Speech PDF
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With this paper, FESCO proposes : (1) a harmonised regulatory treatment of stabilisation practices by way of defining a
01/02/2001 00-124b Consultative Paper on "the Harmonisation of Core Conduct of Business Rules for Investor Protection" Consultation Paper PDF
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FESCO has adopted in March 2000 a paper on the "Implementation of article 11 of the ISD: Categorisation of investors for the purpose of conduct of business rules" (00-FESCO-A) and agreed to start a consultation on a new paper on "The harmonisation of core conduct of business rules for investor protection" (ref. FESCO/00-124b). These two documents are intended to be complementary and part of the same exercise, aimed at providing a harmonised framework for the provision of investment services throughout EEA. First, intermediaries have to categorise their clients on the basis of the criteria laid down in the FESCO document, then, depending on the outcome, either the retail or the professional regime will apply. The elaboration of these documents is a significant contribution to the EU Action Plan for Financial Services developed by the European Commission and will contribute to enhancing investor confidence and, therefore, to the implementation of efficient and transparent financial Markets in Euope. The document is open to public consultation for a period of 3 months.
20/12/2000 00-138b A European Passport for Issuers- Report to the European Commission Final Report PDF
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15/03/2000 00-FESCO-A Implementation of Article 11 of the ISD: Categorisation of investors for the purpose of Conduct of Business Rules CESR Document PDF
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12/09/2001 01-001 Press release- Continuity and orderly functioning of Markets in Europe Press Release PDF
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17/01/2001 01-002 Press release- A European Passport for Issuers, A Report for the EU Commission Press Release PDF
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In the frame of the Financial Services Action Plan, FESCO has issued a report for the EU Commission containing proposals to improve cross border offering. The proposals in this paper would deliver the objective of home State control of the prospectus for cross-border offerings while, at the same time, maintaining appropriate protection for investors.
19/09/2001 01-003 Press release- The first meeting and the Charter of the Committee of European Securities Regulators (CESR) Press Release PDF
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The Committee of European Securities Regulators (CESR) met the first time in Paris on Tuesday 11 September 2001. The members have adopted the Charter (Ref. CESR/01-002) and elected Mr Arthur Van Leeuwen, the Chairman of the Securities Board of the Netherlands (STE), as Chairman.
07/02/2001 01-007 Press release- FESCO consultative paper on the "Harmonisation of Core Conduct of Business Rules for Investors Protection" , Press Release PDF
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FESCO agrees to start a consultation on a new paper on "the Harmonisation of Core Conduct of Business Rules for Investors Protection" (ref. FESCO/00-124b). This paper complements the paper adopted in March 2000 on the categorisation of investors for the purpose of conduct of business rules. The elaboration of these documents is a significant contribution to the EU Action Plan for Financial Services. The document is open to public consultation for a period of 3 months.

17/12/2001 01-007c Public Statement of Consultation Practices Press Release 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.
09/04/2002 01-014d A European Regime of Investor Protection – The Harmonisation of Conduct of Business Rules CESR Document PDF
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This set of Standards and Rules provides harmonised core conduct of business rules for retail investors in the following areas: Standards and Rules of general application, information to be provided to customers, the "know your customer" standards and the duty of care, customers agreements, dealing requirements (including the "best execution" standards) and individual discretionary portfolio management. The profesional and counterparty regime, including the categorisation of investors paper, requires further work by CESR.
18/10/2001 01-019 Press release- The harmonisation of conduct of business rules Press Release 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. "
25/10/2001 01-021b Press release- Joint work between the CESR and the ECB on securities clearing and settlement systems Press Release PDF
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The Governing Council of the Committee of European Securities Regulators (CESR) and the European Central Bank (ECB) agreed to conduct joint work issues of common interest in the field of securities clearing and settlement systems. This process will lead to the establishment of standards and/or recommendations for securities settlement systems and for central counterparties at the European level. Prof. Eddy Wymeersch, Chairman of the Belgian Commission Bancaire et Financi
11/06/2001 01-035b Consultative Paper on Proposed Standards for Alternative Trading Systems Consultation Paper PDF
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Fesco consults on a proposal for common European standards for Alternative Trading Sytems (ATS's) with the view to providing appropriate regulation under the Instrument Services Directive (ISD) of instruments firms operating ATS\'s. These proposals have been prepared by an expert group chaired by Howard Davies, Chairman of the UK FSA. Responses to the questions posed in the paper, as well as any general comment, are welcomed by end of August 2001.
01/06/2001 01-037b Second Consultation Paper "Stabilisation and Allotment- an European supervisory Approach" Consultation Paper PDF
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Fesco consults on a revised version of the earlier consulation paper published in September 2000. The purpose of the paper is to offer substantial harmonisation of key elements of the offering process. The paper has been prepared by an expert group chaired by Kaarlo J
01/08/2001 01-045fusion A "European Passeport" for issuers: An additional submission to the European Commission on the issue raised in paragraph 18 of the FESCO report of 20 December 2000 (Ref. Fesco/00-138b) Final Report PDF
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The last FESCO paper on a "European Passeport" for issuer, stated that in a member of areas, further work needed to be undetaken. FESCO has considered some of these issues and is now submitting for comment the following paper regarding disclosure requiremnents for products different from shares and ordinary bonds, the offer and a proposal on the content of the Pro Forma and the other financial information to be included in the propesctus. This complementary document is not intended to pre-empt any work to be undertaken by the Committee of European Securities Regulators in relation to the proposed directive on prospectuses. Rather this paper aims to complete aspects of the FESCO first paper and inform the subsequent work by the Committee. All comments received will be forwarded to the European Commission, unless respondent state otherwise.

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