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04/06/2019 ESMA71-319-120 FESE Dinner Address , , , , Speech PDF
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07/03/2016 2016/345 Financial Innovation towards a balanced regulatory response- Speech by V. Ross , Speech PDF
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19/09/2012 2012/589 Financing European Growth: the challenge for markets, policy-makers and investors Speech PDF
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Steven Maijoor, Chair of ESMA, spoke at the AFME Roundtable in Brussels on 18 September 2012.
27/09/2018 ESMA71-319-83 Financing Growth in the EU- speech by Verena Ross at the EBS , Speech PDF
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18/12/2015 2015/1887 Follow-up report on the development of the Best Practice Principles for Providers of Shareholder Voting Research and Analysis , Final Report PDF
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27/11/2014 2014/1434 Henri Sijthoff Prijs 2014- keynote speech by Steven Maijoor Speech PDF
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Steven Maijoor delivered the key note speech of the 2014 Henri Sijthoff award in Amsterdam. In his speech Mr Maijoor focuses on how the adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for the consolidated financial statements of companies listed on EU regulated markets since 2005 has contributed to the quality of financial reporting and to the development of the EU Single Market. Looking ahead, Mr Maijoor focuses on three challenges the need for companies to provide investors with clear and consistent information and to continue the efforts towards global adoption whilst regretting that there is limited prospect for broad adoption by the United States of America (USA) and Japan, two countries playing an important role in regulating international financial markets. Thirdly, Mr Maijoor emphasises that the consistent application of IFRS is essential within a Single Market; this can be achieved through equipping national supervisory authorities with sufficient and similar tools to detect and remedy non-compliance with IFRS principles but also the need for a new instrument that would allow to intervene when a national authority would diverge from the views of its EU peers.  
12/12/2014 2014/1434 EN Henri Sijthoff Prijs 2014- keynote speech by Steven Maijoor Speech PDF
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Steven Maijoor delivered the key note speech of the 2014 Henri Sijthoff award in Amsterdam. This is the translation of the speech. In his speech Mr Maijoor focuses on how the adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for the consolidated financial statements of companies listed on EU regulated markets since 2005 has contributed to the quality of financial reporting and to the development of the EU Single Market. Looking ahead, Mr Maijoor focuses on three challenges the need for companies to provide investors with clear and consistent information and to continue the efforts towards global adoption whilst regretting that there is limited prospect for broad adoption by the United States of America (USA) and Japan, two countries playing an important role in regulating international financial markets. Thirdly, Mr Maijoor emphasises that the consistent application of IFRS is essential within a Single Market; this can be achieved through equipping national supervisory authorities with sufficient and similar tools to detect and remedy non-compliance with IFRS principles but also the need for a new instrument that would allow to intervene when a national authority would diverge from the views of its EU peers.
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.
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.
12/11/2013 2013/1642 Information on shareholder cooperation and acting in concert under the Takeover Bids Directive , Statement PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published a statement on practices governed by the Takeover Bid Directive (TBD), focused on shareholder cooperation issues relating to acting in concert and the appointment of board members. The statement contains a White List of activities that shareholders can cooperate on without the presumption of acting in concert. It also contains information on how shareholders may cooperate in order to secure board member appointments by setting out factors that national authorities may take into account when considering whether shareholders are acting in concert. The statement is in response to a request by the European Commission for clarity on these issues, following its 2012 report on the application of the TBD. It is based on information collected about the TBD’s application and common practices across the European Economic Area (EEA). The statement was prepared by the Takeover Bids Network, a permanent working group, under ESMA’s auspices, that promotes the exchange of information on practices and application of the TBD across EEA.
08/01/2019 ESMA31-65-682 Information on shareholder cooperation and acting in concert under the Takeover Bids Directive , Statement PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published an update to its statement on practices governed by the Takeover Bid Directive (TBD), focused on shareholder cooperation issues relating to acting in concert and the appointment of board members. The update concerns a change to the Croatian creep-in threshold and secondary threshold in Appendix B. The statement contains a White List of activities that shareholders can cooperate on without the presumption of acting in concert. It also contains information on how shareholders may cooperate in order to secure board member appointments by setting out factors that national authorities may take into account when considering whether shareholders are acting in concert.The statement is in response to a request by the European Commission for clarity on these issues, following its 2012 report on the application of the TBD. It is based on information collected about the TBD’s application and common practices across the European Economic Area (EEA). The statement was prepared by the Takeover Bids Network, a permanent working group, under ESMA’s auspices, that promotes the exchange of information on practices and application of the TBD across EEA.

17/10/2013 2013/1486 International coordination of the regulation and supervision of OTC derivatives markets- American Bar Association, Fall Conference 2013, London- Steven Maijoor, ESMA Chair Speech PDF
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09/12/2014 2014/1474 Investor Protection and an integrated EU Capital Market- Steven Maijoor address to DSW/Better Finance for All Conference Speech PDF
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Steven Maijoor spoke at the DSW/Better Finance for All International Investors Conference in Wiesbaden on 9 December. His speech focused on two closely interlinked topics, namely the enhancement of the level of protection offered to investors and the accelerated harmonisation and integration of EU capital markets.
03/06/2015 2015/789 Joint ESAs Consumer Protection Day 2015 – Opening speech by Steven Maijoor Speech PDF
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I am delighted to welcome such a large, diverse and knowledgeable crowd that has gathered today on the 3rd Joint ESAs Consumer Protection Day. The experience and knowledge that today’s speakers and panellists bring to the table is truly impressive. I am particularly pleased that the topics that we will touch on during the day all have one crucial element in common - they are all topics that essentially require a broad and forward looking vision of protecting financial consumers. In my view this is crucial. It forces us – consumers, policy makers, supervisors, enforcers and industry participants alike – to look beyond the borders of what is currently known to us, when assessing the necessary steps to take to protect financial consumers.
26/05/2016 2016/734 Key note speech for the City week 2016 – Verena Ross, 9 May, London , Speech PDF
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30/11/2017 ESMA71-319-65 Keynote Address at ASIFMA Annual Conference 2017 Hong Kong- Verena Ross , , Speech PDF
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05/07/2012 2012/425 Keynote address of Steven Maijoor, Chair of ESMA at the Europlace Financial Forum Speech PDF
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Steven Maijoor delivered the key note speech at the Europlace Financial Forum in Paris on 4 July 2012.
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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13/04/2011 2011/115 Keynote address of Steven Maijoor, Chair of ESMA, to the ISDA AGM Speech PDF
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18/12/2014 2014/1575 Keynote Address to ICI Global Trading and Market Structure Conference, London- Verena Ross Speech PDF
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Verena Ross, ESMA Executive Director, addressed the ICI GLobal Trading and Market Structure Conference in London on 9 December 2014 on the topics of MiFID II and trade reporting issues.