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06/11/2014 2014/1339 Capital Markets Union: building competitive, efficient capital markets trusted by investors , Speech PDF
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Steven Maijoor, ESMA Chair, spoke at the joint EU Commission/Italian Presidency Growth for Finance Conference in Brussels - " Excerpts "Following its launch by President Juncker in July 2014, the Capital Markets Union (CMU) is now a concept under construction and I am very happy to have been invited to contribute today to its development. When doing so, we should remember the clear objective from President Juncker who stated that the CMU should maximise the benefits of capital markets and non-bank financial institutions for the real economy. "Despite the many efforts of the past four decades, and the good results achieved, the EU capital market is still fragmented which limits its potential. For example, an institutional investor wanting to invest in a mid-sized company will still have a strong bias towards companies in its own Member-State. There are transactions not happening that otherwise would be beneficial both for the investor and the company because of this home bias. The reason for this stems from a complex set of barriers relating to such issues as transparency of Small and Medium-sized Entities (SMEs), differences in their governance and cross-border differences in the ownership of shares. In sum, we are only halfway there. While the EU capital market has integrated steadily in the past four decades it is not yet comparable with, for example, the US capital market. With a five year time-horizon in mind, what is needed to achieve a strong and integrated capital market to increase capital availability and to support economic growth in all 28 Member States? In my view, there are four main building blocks: (1) greater diversity in funding; (2) increasing the efficiency of capital markets; (3) strengthening and harmonisation of supervision; and (4) increasing the attractiveness of capital markets both for EU investors and for investors from outside the Union. "The CMU should be based on an accelerated integration of the capital markets of the 28 Member States. The end goal should be a CMU that is competitive, efficient and that provides a wide range of funding channels. Above all, it should be trusted by investors."
26/10/2010 10-1158 CESR comment letter regarding the IAASB consultation on the Exposure Draft on ISAE 3420, Assurance Reports on the Process to Compile Pro Forma Financial Information Included in a Prospectus , Letter PDF
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10/12/2010 10-1353 CESR Comment letter to the IAASB regarding the Consultation on the proposed revisions to International Standard on Auditing (ISA) 315, Identifying and Assessing the Risks of Material Misstatement through Understanding the Entity and Its Environment, and , Letter PDF
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21/09/2015 2015-ESMA-1408 CFSC CWG application form Reference DOCX
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21/09/2015 2015-ESMA-1407 CFSC CWG call for candidates Reference PDF
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18/05/2018 ESMA31-69-78 CFSC Terms of Reference Reference PDF
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10/10/2012 2012/669 Challenges in the European Supervision of Asset Management Speech PDF
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Speech by Steven Maijoor, ESMA Chair, at the BVI Asset Management Conference in Frankfurt on 9 October 2012.
11/04/2017 ESMA31-68-153 Closing Keynote CMU Mid Term Review Public Hearing- Steven Maijoor , Speech PDF
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21/03/2018 ESMA71-99-964 CMU, Brexit and ESA review – What’s next? Steven Maijoor BVI Keynote , , Speech PDF
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09/02/2016 2016/235 Comment letter on Taxonomy due process , , Letter PDF
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06/04/2017 ESMA32-61-136 Comment Letter to EFRAG on ED 'Annual Improvements to IFRS Standards 2015–2017 Cycle' , , Letter PDF
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15/11/2019 ESMA32-61-380 Comment letter to EFRAG on ED IAS 1 amendments Disclosure accounting policies Letter PDF
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15/11/2019 ESMA32-61-378 Comment letter to EFRAG on ED IAS 12 Amendments deferred tax aristing from single transaction Letter PDF
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26/04/2012 2012/264 Comment letter to EFRAG on its discussion paper- Accounting for business combinations under common control Letter PDF
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12/10/2016 2016/1466 Comment letter to EFRAG regarding the proposed IASB’s ED ‘Definition of a Business and Accounting for Previously Held Interests’ , Letter PDF
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28/10/2011 2011/352 Comment letter to EFRAG- EFRAG's draft response to the IASB ED Mandatory Effective Date IFRS 9 Letter PDF
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28/10/2011 2011/356 Comment letter to EFRAG- EFRAG's draft response to the IFRS Interpretations Committee draft response on the Committee's tentative agenda decisions Letter PDF
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26/05/2016 2016/728 Comment letter to IAASB on Audit Quality , Letter PDF
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06/04/2017 ESMA32-61-135 Comment Letter to IASB on ED 'Annual Improvements to IFRS Standards 2015–2017 Cycle' , , Letter PDF
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15/11/2019 ESMA32-61-379 Comment letter to IASB on ED IAS 1 amendments Disclosure accounting policies Letter PDF
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