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08/06/2015 2015/920 Impact of the Best Practice Principles for Providers of Shareholder Voting Research and Analysis , Consultation Paper PDF
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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.
22/03/2012 2012/212 Discussion Paper- An Overview of the Proxy Advisory Industry. Considerations on Possible Policy Options , Consultation Paper PDF
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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.
14/09/2011 2011/288 Call for evidence- Empty voting , , Consultation Paper PDF
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21/12/2010 10-1351 Feedback statement- Transaction Reporting on OTC Derivatives and Extension of the Scope of Transaction Reporting Obligations CESR Document PDF
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20/12/2010 10-1318 Guidelines- Selection and presentation of performance scenarios in the Key Investor Information document (KII) for structured UCITS CESR Document PDF
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20/12/2010 10-1319 Guidelines- Transition from the Simplified Prospectus to the Key Investor Information document CESR Document PDF
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20/12/2010 10-1320 CESR’s guide to clear language and layout for the Key Investor Information document CESR Document PDF
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20/12/2010 CESR/10-1321 CESR’s template for the Key Investor Information document CESR Document PDF
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20/12/2010 10-1396 Feedback statement- CESR’s level 3 guidelines on the selection and presentation of performance scenarios in the Key Investor Information document (KII) for structured UCITS CESR Document PDF
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20/12/2010 10-1397 Feedback statement- Guidelines for the transition from the Simplified Prospectus to the Key Investor Information document CESR Document PDF
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20/12/2010 10-1398 Feedback statement- A guide to clear language and layout for the Key Investor Information document (KII) CESR Document PDF
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20/12/2010 10-1399 Feedback statement- CESR’s template for the Key Investor Information document CESR Document PDF
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03/12/2010 10-1459 Call for evidence- Implementing measures on the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive Consultation Paper PDF
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18/11/2010 10-1253 Consultation Paper: CESR’s Guidelines on Risk Measurement and the Calculation of Global Exposure for certain types of structured UCITS Consultation Paper PDF
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22/10/2010 10-1045 Feedback Statement- CESR Technical Advice to the European Commission in the context of the MiFID Review – Client categorisation CESR Document PDF
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08/10/2010 10-512 Feedback statement on the consultation on guidance to report transactions on OTC derivative instruments and subsequent CESR decisions CESR Document PDF
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08/10/2010 10-661 Guidance to report transactions on OTC derivative instruments CESR Document PDF
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13/09/2010 10-1018 Feedback statement- CESR’s Consultation on Guidance on Common Standards for Assessment of Compliance of Credit Rating Methodologies with the Requirements set out in Article 8.3 CESR Document PDF
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13/09/2010 10-1016 Feedback statement- CESR’s Guidance on the enforcement practices and activities to be conducted under Article 21.3(a) of the Regulation CESR Document PDF
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06/09/2010 10-918 Feedback statement- CESR Technical Advice to the European Commission in the context of the MiFID Review –Investor Protection and Intermediaries CESR Document PDF
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