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07/03/2008 08-003 A Consumers' Guide to MiFID- Investing in Financial Products Reference PDF
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07/03/2008 08-003 HU A Consumers' Guide to MiFID- Investing in Financial Products- Hungarian translation Reference PDF
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07/03/2008 08-003 ES A Consumers' Guide to MiFID- Investing in Financial Products- Spanish Translation Reference PDF
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07/03/2008 08-003 French A Consumers' Guide to MiFID- Investing in Financial Products- French translation Reference PDF
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07/03/2008 08-003 Dutch A Consumers' Guide to MiFID- Investing in Financial Products- Dutch translation Reference PDF
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23/05/2008 08-003 Finnish A Consumer's guide to MiFID- Investing in Financial products- Finnish translation Reference PDF
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31/07/2008 08-003 Maltese A Consumer's guide to MiIFD- Investing in Financial products- Maltese translation Reference PDF
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26/08/2008 08-003 German A Consumer's guide to MiIFD- Investing in Financial products- German translation Reference PDF
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01/09/2008 08-003 Icelandic A Consumer's guide to MiFID- Investing in Financial products- Icelandic translation Reference PDF
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30/09/2008 08-003 Lithuanian A Consumer's guide to MiIFD- Investing in Financial products- Lithuanian translation Reference PDF
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26/01/2011 2011/35 Call for evidence- Request for technical advice on possible delegated acts concerning the Prospectus Directive (2003/71/EC) as amended by the Directive 2010/73/EU , Consultation Paper PDF
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15/06/2011 2011/141 Consultation paper- ESMA’s technical advice on possible delegated acts concerning the Prospectus Directive as amended by the Directive 2010/73/EU , Consultation Paper PDF
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14/09/2011 2011/288 Call for evidence- Empty voting , , Consultation Paper PDF
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19/10/2011 2011/SMSG/3 Summary of conclusions- meeting of the SMSG on 21 July 2011 Reference PDF
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24/11/2011 2011/398 Contact information for retail investors- contact points in national competent authorities Reference PDF
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01/12/2011 2011/SMSG/15 Summary of conclusions- SMSG meeting on 11 October 2011 Reference PDF
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13/12/2011 2011/444 ESMA’s technical advice on possible delegated acts concerning the Prospectus Directive as amended by the Directive 2010/73/EU , Consultation Paper PDF
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The purpose of this consultation document from ESMA is to seek comments on the technical advice that ESMA proposes to give to the European Commission on a number of possible delegated acts.
24/01/2012 2012/SMSG/1 SMSG work programme for 2012 Reference PDF
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This document sets out the work programme for 2012 which has been adopted by the Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group. It also sets out a preliminary work programme for 2013 which falls within the current Group’s mandate.
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.
04/05/2012 2012/SMSG/20 SMSG meeting on 15-16 February 2012 Reference PDF
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