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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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28/10/2020 ESMA71-99-1422 Press Release European Common Enforcement Priorities 2020 , , , Press Release PDF
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22/10/2019 ESMA71-99-1236 EU enforcers must monitor closely new reporting standards , , Press Release PDF
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27/10/2017 ESMA71-99-623 Press Release on 2017 Enforcement Priorities , , , 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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10/11/2016 2016-1564 ESMA prepares for new International Financial Reporting Standard 9 , , , Press Release PDF
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13/10/2016 2016 IFRS Press Release ESMA and IFRS® Foundation strengthen cooperation , , Press Release PDF
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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.
29/11/2010 10-217 Press release- CESR finds Member States broadly compliant with Prospectus Directive Press Release PDF
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16/11/2010 10-1429 Press Release- SEC and CESR Members announce efforts to continue close cooperation as national securities regulators implement new regulatory reform initiatives Press Release PDF
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26/10/2010 10-1314 Press release- CESR sees improvements in financial instruments disclosures by European financial institutions in 2009 accounts Press Release PDF
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13/10/2010 10-1169 Press release- CESR completes its review of MiFID by issuing advice on OTC derivatives trading, post-trade transparency standards and client categorisation Press Release PDF
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13/10/2010 10-1169 Press release- CESR completes its review of MiFID by issuing advice on OTC derivatives trading, post-trade transparency standards and client categorisation Press Release PDF
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23/09/2010 10-1150 Press release- CESR review identifies improvements in financial information throughout Europe in 2009 Press Release PDF
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22/09/2010 3L3 22-09-10 PR Press release- 3L3 Committees welcome European Parliament landmark vote to reform financial supervision in Europe Press Release PDF
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15/09/2010 10-1128 CESR Chair Tavares welcomes the two new proposals by the Commission for the regulation of derivatives markets and short selling Press Release PDF
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02/08/2010 10-943 Press Release- CESR announces next steps on European access to financial information disclosed by listed companies Press Release PDF
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29/07/2010 10-926 Press release- CESR proposes changes to MiFID to improve securities markets’ functioning, transparency and investor protection Press Release PDF
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29/07/2010 10-948 Press release- CESR publishes its report on trends, risks and vulnerabilities in financial markets Press Release PDF
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