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21/03/2014 2014/302 ESMA consults on major shareholders disclosures , Press Release PDF
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ESMA consults on major shareholders disclosures The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has launched a consultation on draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) under the revised Transparency Directive relating to the notification of major shareholdings and the indicative list of financial instruments subject to notification requirements. The consultation runs until 30 May 2014. The revised Directive harmonises transparency requirements relating to information about issuers whose securities are admitted to trading on an EU regulated market. This harmonisation aims to enhance transparency in respect of the ownership structure of an issuer, to improve legal certainty and reduce the administrative burden for cross-border investors. The revised Transparency Directive also addresses the issue of the disclosure regime for new types of financial instruments that expose investors to an economic risk similar to when holding shares. The draft RTS support these objectives by facilitating the creation of a harmonised regime regarding the aggregation of holdings of shares and financial instruments, the calculation of notification thresholds and the exemptions from notification requirements. Steven Maijoor, ESMA Chair, said: “Transparency is essential for ensuring that markets function properly and investors are afforded adequate protection when making investment decisions. “Today’s proposals support the aims of the Transparency Directive to improve the effectiveness of the transparency regime on corporate ownership. Clarity on this issue will ensure that shareholders and potential investors are in possession of the information needed to make informed investment decisions.” Draft Regulatory Technical Standards The draft RTS on the major shareholding notifications addresses the following issues: • Method of calculation of 5% threshold exemption regarding trading books and market makers; • Calculation method regarding a basket of shares or an index; • Methods for determining the ‘delta’ for calculating voting rights; and • Exemptions regarding notification of financial instruments. The Consultation Paper also sets out the proposed content of an indicative list of financial instruments which should be subject to the notification requirements laid down in the Directive, and outlines the processes for updating that list. The input from stakeholders will help ESMA in drafting the final report and determining the content of the draft RTS. Comments to this consultation can be submitted via ESMA’s website and the deadline for submission is 30 May 2014.
18/12/2015 2015/1871 Proxy advisors take steps towards increased transparency , , Press Release PDF
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10/11/2016 2016-1564 ESMA prepares for new International Financial Reporting Standard 9 , , , Press Release PDF
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21/12/2016 2016/1682 2016-1682 Press Release on Feedback Statement on ESEF , , , Press Release PDF
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14/10/2021 ESMA24-436-13 Opening Statement ECON Hearing 14 October 2021 , , , , , , , , , Speech PDF
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14/10/2021 ESMA24-436-15 Annex to the Opening Statement ECON Hearing 14 October 2021 , , , , , , , , , Speech PDF
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11/04/2019 ESMA31-62-780 Q&A on Prospectus Related Topics , , , , , , Q&A PDF
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09/11/2020 ESMA31-67-127 Question and answers on Transparency Directive (TD) , , , , Q&A PDF
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02/03/2021 ESMA32-60-721 Press release- ESMA supports increasing corporate transparency through ESAP , Press Release PDF
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08/12/2020 ESMA32-67-765 Speech Steven Maijoor- The three paradoxes of sustainability reporting and how to address them , , , Speech PDF
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29/08/2018 ESMA33-128-523 Steven Maijoor Securitisation ECON Scrutiny Opening Statement , Speech PDF
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19/11/2021 ESMA33-128-563 Questions and answers on the Securitisation Regulation Q&A PDF
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12/06/2019 ESMA33-128-713 Keynote by ESMA Executive Director Verena Ross at the Global ABS Conference 2019 – Barcelona Speech PDF
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16/05/2019 ESMA34-45-712 Verena Ross- ICMA 2019 conference speech , , , Speech PDF
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06/03/2019 ESMA35-43-1740 Keynote by ESMA Chair Maijoor at ALFI Asset Management Conference , Speech PDF
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28/09/2021 ESMA70-156-4871 Keynote speech Natasha Cazenave- FIA IDX conference, 27 September 2021 , , , , Speech PDF
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12/05/2022 ESMA70-445-372 Verena Ross' ISDA keynote speech – ESMA’s priorities for transparency , Speech PDF
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04/06/2019 ESMA71-319-120 FESE Dinner Address , , , , Speech PDF
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18/03/2022 ESMA71-319-210 ESMA_Speech_Verena_Ross_EACT_Summit , , , Speech PDF
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27/09/2018 ESMA71-319-83 Financing Growth in the EU- speech by Verena Ross at the EBS , Speech PDF
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