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10/03/2011 2011/MB/1 Decision of the Management Board- Rules of procedure , Decision PDF
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10/03/2011 2011/MB/3 Decision of the Management Board- Internal language arrangements , Decision PDF
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10/03/2011 2011/MB/4 Decision of the Management Board- Professional secrecy , Decision PDF
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10/03/2011 2011/MB/6 Decision of the Management Board- Code of good administrative behaviour , Decision PDF
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31/05/2011 2011/MB/69 Decision of the Management Board- Access to documents , Decision PDF
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22/07/2011 2011/MB/74 Summary of conclusions- Management Board meeting of 11 April 2011 Reference PDF
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22/07/2011 2011/MB/75 Summary of conclusions- Management Board meeting of 28 April 2011 Reference PDF
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22/07/2011 2011/MB/76 Summary of conclusions- Management Board meeting of 24 May 2011 Reference PDF
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14/09/2011 2011/288 Call for evidence- Empty voting , , Consultation Paper PDF
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08/11/2011 2011/371 Press release- Regulators elect Martin Wheatley to ESMA's Management Board , Press Release PDF
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22/11/2011 2011/219 ESMA comment letter on the EU Commission Green Paper- The EU Corporate Governance Framework , Letter PDF
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25/11/2011 2011/397 Public statement on sovereign debt in IFRS financial statements , , , Statement PDF
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02/12/2011 2011/MB/98 Summary of conclusions- Management Board meeting on 19 September 2011 Reference PDF
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02/12/2011 2011/MB/88 Summary of conclusions- Management Board meeting of 11 July 2011 Reference PDF
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13/02/2012 2011/MB/114 Summary of conclusions- Management Board meeting of 7 November 2011 Reference PDF
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15/02/2012 2012/100 Regulators re-elect Jean Guill, Kurt Pribil and Fernando Restoy to ESMA’s Management Board , Press Release PDF
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01/03/2012 2011/MB/85 Management board meeting on 3 August 2011 Reference PDF
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01/03/2012 2012/MB/3 Management board meeting on 19 December 2011 Reference PDF
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01/03/2012 2012/MB/4 Management board meeting on 30 January 2012 Reference PDF
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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.

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