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11/07/2011 2011/11/07 The new European Supervisory Markets Authority: helping enhance the resilience of financial markets Speech PDF
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The new European Supervisory Markets Authority: helping enhance the resilience of financial markets - speech by Michel Barnier, EU Commissioner, at the ESMA inauguration

13/04/2011 2011/115 Keynote address of Steven Maijoor, Chair of ESMA, to the ISDA AGM Speech PDF
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16/05/2011 2011/142 Keynote address of Steven Maijoor, Chair of ESMA, to the Bundestag panel discussion- 16 May 2011 Speech PDF
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26/05/2011 2011/157 Keynote speech by Steven Maijoor, Chair of ESMA, at the ICMA conference- 26 May 2011 Speech PDF
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05/07/2011 2011/202 Keynote speech of Steven Maijoor, Chair of ESMA, at the IFRS Conference Speech PDF
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06/07/2011 2011/203 "The European Fund Industry Paradigm: Combining Long Term Investment Horizons and Risk Profiles" Opening speech by Steven Maijoor, Chair of ESMA, at the Paris EUROPLACE Financial Forum- 6 July 2011 Speech PDF
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06/07/2011 2011/203 The European Fund Industry Paradigm , Speech PDF
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The European Fund Industry Paradigm: Combining Long Term Investment Horizons and Risk Profiles Opening speech by Steven Maijoor, Chair of ESMA, at the Paris EUROPLACE Financial Forum - 6 July 2011

14/09/2011 2011/288 Call for evidence- Empty voting , , Consultation Paper PDF
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28/09/2011 2011/320 Keynote speech by Verena Ross, Executive Director of ESMA, at the London AIMA Annual Conference, 22 September 2011 Speech PDF
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29/09/2011 2011/322 Speech- Market Transparency – Does it prevent crisis?- by Steven Maijoor, Chair of ESMA Speech PDF
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12/10/2011 2011/340 Keynote Speech by Verena Ross, Executive Director of ESMA, at the City of London Brussels Annual Reception, 11 October 2011 Speech PDF
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29/11/2011 2011/404 Speech by Steven Maijoor, Chair of ESMA, at the EFAMA Investment Management Forum, 29 November 2011 Speech PDF
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15/03/2012 2012/195 Keynote speech by Steven Maijoor, Chair of ESMA, at the EVCA Investors’ Forum Speech PDF
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This speech was given at the EVCA Investors’ Forum in Geneva on 15 March 2012
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.
26/04/2012 2012/271 The sovereign debt crisis and the EU single market: where is further work needed from a securities markets perspective? Speech PDF
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This speech was given by Steven Maijoor, ESMA Chair, at the ECB high level conference on Financial Integration and Stability on 26 April 2012.
27/04/2012 2012/273 How the new regulatory and supervisory framework protects Europe’s markets and consumers Speech PDF
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Speech given by Steven Maijoor, ESMA Chair, at the Central Bank of Ireland Stakeholder Conference on 27 April 2012.
10/05/2012 2012/307 European Accounting Association (EAA) 35th Annual Congress – Ljubljana, 9 May 2012 Speech PDF
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Speech delivered by Steven Maijoor at the 35th European Accounting Association Annual Congress in Ljubljana, Slovenia on Wednesday 9 May 2012.
11/05/2012 2012/314 Shaping the future of Europe’s financial markets Speech PDF
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Verena Ross, Executive Director of ESMA, delivered a speech on "Shaping the future of Europe's financial markets" to the Centre Forum this morning in London.
25/01/2012 2012/32 Credit Rating Agencies: What are the next steps? Speech PDF
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Speech by Verena Ross at a public hearing organised by the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs of the European Parliament, 24 January 2012 in Brussels
16/05/2012 2012/321 Public Statement at the 2012 IOSCO Annual Conference Speech PDF
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Steven Maijoor delivered a speech this morning at IOSCO's 2012 Annual Conference in Beijing where he was appearing on panel on New Financial Architecture and International Standards Setting in the Post-Crisis Era.

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