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|14/09/2011||2011/288||Call for evidence- Empty voting||Corporate Disclosure, Corporate Governance, Transparency||Consultation Paper||PDF
|22/11/2011||2011/219||ESMA comment letter on the EU Commission Green Paper- The EU Corporate Governance Framework||Corporate Disclosure, Corporate Governance||Letter||PDF
|22/03/2012||2012/212||Discussion Paper- An Overview of the Proxy Advisory Industry. Considerations on Possible Policy Options||Corporate Disclosure, Corporate Governance||Consultation Paper||PDF
|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.|
|11/01/2013||2013/12||Principles for Benchmarks-Setting Processes in the EU||Risk Analysis & Economics - Markets Infrastructure Investors||Consultation Paper||PDF
|11/01/2013||EBA/BS/2013/001||Letter to EBF on Euribor||Risk Analysis & Economics - Markets Infrastructure Investors||Letter||PDF
|14/03/2013||ESA/2013/007||Possible Framework for the Regulation of the Production and Use of Indices Serving as Benchmarks in Financial and other Contracts||Risk Analysis & Economics - Markets Infrastructure Investors, Joint Committee||Letter||PDF
|24/04/2014||2013/922||Compliance table- suitability guidelines||MiFID - Investor Protection, Guidelines and Technical standards||Compliance table||PDF
|24/04/2014||2013/923||Compliance table- compliance guidelines||Guidelines and Technical standards, MiFID - Investor Protection||Compliance table||PDF
|18/02/2015||JC/GL/2014/43 Appendix 1||Compliance table for JC guidelines for complaints-handling for the securities (ESMA) and banking (EBA) sectors||Guidelines and Technical standards, Joint Committee||Compliance table||PDF
The table contains details of the competent authorities* who comply or intend to comply with the ESAs’ Joint Guidelines on complaints-handling for the securities (ESMA) and banking (EBA) sectors.
|08/06/2015||2015/920||Impact of the Best Practice Principles for Providers of Shareholder Voting Research and Analysis||Corporate Disclosure, Corporate Governance||Consultation Paper||PDF
|Responding to this Call for Evidence ESMA invites comments on all matters in this paper and in particular on the specific questions presented throughout the paper. Comments are most helpful, if they:a. respond to the question stated;b. indicate the specific question to which they relate; andc. contain a clear rationale. ESMA will consider all comments received by 27 July 2015. All contributions should be submitted online at www.esma.europa.eu under the heading ‘Your input - Consultations’. Publication of responses All contributions received will be published following the close of the Call for Evidence, unless you request otherwise. Please clearly and prominently indicate in your submission any part you do not wish to be publically disclosed. 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 ESMA’s rules on 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 ESMA’s Board of Appeal and the European Ombudsman.Data protection Information on data protection can be found at www.esma.europa.eu under the heading Legal Notice.Who should read this Call for Evidence This Call for Evidence will be of relevance to persons and entities participating in the voting chain, particularly proxy advisors, investors, companies listed in Europe, proxy solicitors and consultants.|
|22/12/2015||JC/2015/087||Compliance Table GL financial conglomerates||Guidelines and Technical standards, Joint Committee||Compliance table||PDF
|16/02/2016||ESMA70-151-3417||Comply or explain table for G&R on CCP college||Guidelines and Technical standards, Post Trading||Compliance table||PDF
|16/02/2016||ESMA70-151-3418||Comply or explain table for G&R on IO arrangements||Guidelines and Technical standards, Post Trading||Compliance table||PDF
|16/02/2016||ESMA70-151-3419||Comply or explain table for G&R on PFMIs||Guidelines and Technical standards, Post Trading||Compliance table||PDF
|12/04/2016||2016/602||Compliance table- Guidelines on ETFs and other UCITS issues||Fund Management, Guidelines and Technical standards||Compliance table||PDF
|04/05/2016||2016/675||Compliance table- Guidelines on sound remuneration policies under the AIFMD (ESMA/2013/232)||Fund Management, Guidelines and Technical standards||Compliance table||PDF
|31/05/2016||2016/732||Guidelines on participant default rules and procedures under CSDR||Guidelines and Technical standards, Post Trading||Consultation Paper||PDF
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) under Article 41(4) of Regulation (EU) No 909/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council on improving securities settlement in the European Union and on central securities depositories and amending Directives 98/26/EC and 2014/65/EU and Regulation No 236/2012 (CSDR) may issue guidelines in accordance with Article 16 of Regulation (EU) No 1095/2010 in order to ensure consistent application of Article 41 of CSDR relating to participant default rules and procedures.
Section 2 contains information on the background and mandate, Section 3 contains an analysis of the scope and content of the proposed guidelines, while Section 4 contains the proposed guidelines.
Annex I sets out a summary of the questions contained in this paper and Annex II includes a high level cost-benefit analysis for the guidelines.
ESMA will consider the feedback it will receive to this consultation with a view to finalising the guidelines by Q4 2016.
|02/06/2016||2016/773||Discussion Paper on the Distributed Ledger Technology Applied to Securities Markets||Innovation and Products, Risk Analysis & Economics - Markets Infrastructure Investors||Consultation Paper||PDF
|06/06/2016||2016/907||Economic Report on order duplication and liquidity measurement in EU equity markets||Risk Analysis & Economics - Markets Infrastructure Investors||Report||PDF
|06/06/2016||2016/743||Multi-venue trading increases liquidity in EU equity markets despite duplicate orders||Press Releases, Risk Analysis & Economics - Markets Infrastructure Investors||Report||PDF