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11/03/2013 2013/279 "Regulation of systemically important financial institutions and of the shadow banking system"- speech by Steven Maijoor, Chair, at the CDU/CSU congress in Berlin , Speech PDF
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06/11/2014 2014/1339 Capital Markets Union: building competitive, efficient capital markets trusted by investors , Speech PDF
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Steven Maijoor, ESMA Chair, spoke at the joint EU Commission/Italian Presidency Growth for Finance Conference in Brussels - " Excerpts "Following its launch by President Juncker in July 2014, the Capital Markets Union (CMU) is now a concept under construction and I am very happy to have been invited to contribute today to its development. When doing so, we should remember the clear objective from President Juncker who stated that the CMU should maximise the benefits of capital markets and non-bank financial institutions for the real economy. "Despite the many efforts of the past four decades, and the good results achieved, the EU capital market is still fragmented which limits its potential. For example, an institutional investor wanting to invest in a mid-sized company will still have a strong bias towards companies in its own Member-State. There are transactions not happening that otherwise would be beneficial both for the investor and the company because of this home bias. The reason for this stems from a complex set of barriers relating to such issues as transparency of Small and Medium-sized Entities (SMEs), differences in their governance and cross-border differences in the ownership of shares. In sum, we are only halfway there. While the EU capital market has integrated steadily in the past four decades it is not yet comparable with, for example, the US capital market. With a five year time-horizon in mind, what is needed to achieve a strong and integrated capital market to increase capital availability and to support economic growth in all 28 Member States? In my view, there are four main building blocks: (1) greater diversity in funding; (2) increasing the efficiency of capital markets; (3) strengthening and harmonisation of supervision; and (4) increasing the attractiveness of capital markets both for EU investors and for investors from outside the Union. "The CMU should be based on an accelerated integration of the capital markets of the 28 Member States. The end goal should be a CMU that is competitive, efficient and that provides a wide range of funding channels. Above all, it should be trusted by investors."
19/02/2016 2016/303 CL to EFRAG IFRS PS on materiality Letter PDF
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16/02/2016 2016/283 CL to EFRAG on IASB ED Amendments to IAS 40 Letter PDF
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16/02/2016 2016/281 CL to EFRAG on IASB ED Improvements IFRS Cycle Letter PDF
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16/02/2016 2016/279 CL to EFRAG SPS Cash flow issues Letter PDF
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19/02/2016 2016/302 CL to IFRS PS on materiality Letter PDF
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16/02/2016 2016/282 CL to the IASB ED Amendments to IAS 40 Letter PDF
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16/02/2016 2016/280 CL to the IASB ED Improvements IFRS Cycle Letter PDF
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06/04/2017 ESMA32-61-136 Comment Letter to EFRAG on ED 'Annual Improvements to IFRS Standards 2015–2017 Cycle' , , Letter PDF
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01/02/2016 2016/173 Comment Letter to EFRAG on ED ‘Applying IFRS 9 Financial Instruments with IFRS 4 Insurance Contracts’ Letter PDF
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24/09/2019 ESMA32-61-368 Comment letter to EFRAG regarding IASB's ED- Amendments to IFRS 17 Insurance Contracts Letter PDF
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12/10/2016 2016/1466 Comment letter to EFRAG regarding the proposed IASB’s ED ‘Definition of a Business and Accounting for Previously Held Interests’ , Letter PDF
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20/11/2015 2015/1749 Comment Letter to EFRAG’s draft letter on endorsement advice on adoption of IFRS 9 Letter PDF
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06/04/2017 ESMA32-61-135 Comment Letter to IASB on ED 'Annual Improvements to IFRS Standards 2015–2017 Cycle' , , Letter PDF
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01/02/2016 2016/172 Comment Letter to IASB on ED ‘Applying IFRS 9 Financial Instruments with IFRS 4 Insurance Contracts’ Letter PDF
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24/09/2019 ESMA32-61-369 Comment letter to IASB regarding its ED- Amendments to IFRS 17 Insurance Contracts Letter PDF
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12/10/2016 2016/1465 Comment letter to IASB regarding the proposed IASB’s ED ‘Definition of a Business and Accounting for Previously Held Interests’ , Letter PDF
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02/12/2015 2015/1742 Comment letter to the IFRS IC on TAD relating to IFRS 5 Letter PDF
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26/01/2016 2016/92 Comment letter to the IFRS IC TAD on IAS 20 Letter PDF
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