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25/09/2019 ESMA71-319-141 Introductory remarks- Second roundtable on euro risk-free rates 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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12/02/2019 ESMA34-45-634 Keynote Address by Verena Ross- 7th Annual Cross-Border Distribution Conference Speech PDF
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Keynote address delivered at the 7th Cross-Border Distribution Conference in Luxembourg.

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.
22/11/2019 ESMA71-319-157 Keynote Address- EFAMA Investment Management Forum , Speech PDF
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19/06/2019 ESMA74-362-27 Keynote by ESMA Chair at Eurofiling – European Central Bank conference Speech PDF
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19/06/2019 ESMA74-362-39 Keynote by ESMA Chair at ISLA Annual Securities Finances and Collateral Management Conference Speech PDF
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06/03/2019 ESMA35-43-1740 Keynote by ESMA Chair Maijoor at ALFI Asset Management Conference , Speech PDF
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12/06/2019 ESMA33-128-713 Keynote by ESMA Executive Director Verena Ross at the Global ABS Conference 2019 – Barcelona Speech PDF
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30/11/2012 2012/797 Keynote by Steven Maijoor, ESMA Chair at the Audit Quality Symposium Toronto Speech PDF
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26/02/2019 ESMA71-99-1120 Keynote by Steven Maijoor- Crypto-Assets: time to deliver Speech PDF
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07/05/2014 2014/478 Keynote Speech at AFME Post Trade Conference- The reform of financial markets: halfway there- Steven Maijoor, ESMA Chair Speech PDF
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Keynote Speech - The reform of financial markets: halfway there Steven Maijoor, ESMA Chair AFME Post Trade Conference, London Excerpt "Three challenges Ladies and gentlemen, so far so good about the completion of the legislation to meet our G20 commitments and developing a single rulebook for financial services. Let me now turn to the three main challenges I see in the current phase of regulatory reform. My main message is that while the legislative phase nears completion, it does not imply the completion of the regulatory reform programme. Let me explain that further by identifying three commitments for the next phase of regulatory reform. Firstly, commitment to the financial reform, its implementation and to adequate supervision. Legislation needs to be accompanied by good implementing measures, to ensure the legislation works in practice, and credible supervision. Secondly, a commitment to supervisory convergence in order to establish a truly internal market and to prevent regulatory arbitrage within the EU. Agreeing at EU level on a single rule book for all 28 Member States is a big step. However, ensuring that this single rule book is supervised consistently across the 28 Member States is an even bigger step. Thirdly, in order to prevent crises we need commitment to the lessons learned from the crisis regarding risk analysis and the availability of high quality data on financial markets. We need more information on securities markets. Since the beginning of the financial crisis securities regulators have learned a lot about how to deal with financial stability – an area that was beforehand mainly reserved for central bankers and banking regulators. Information on financial markets is key to achieve the financial stability objective. It is therefore no surprise that many pieces of recently introduced legislation already include data requirements. Securities regulators however also need to step up their role on this and need more resources to collect and analyse data. It goes without saying that more data and analysis will also support our other important objective of investor protection."

28/03/2014 2014/337 Keynote speech at EuroFinUse Conference on the Better Finance Manifesto, Steven Maijoor ESMA Chair Speech PDF
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How to restore European household’s confidence in long term savings and investments Steven Maijoor, Chair of ESMA EuroFinUse Conference on The Better Finance Manifesto, Brussels Excerpt “Allow me to begin my thoughts by summarising the current situation of the European financial sector: The effects of the financial crisis and the subsequent EU sovereign debt problems still linger on. There are: expectations for further bank deleveraging, a reluctance in the private sector towards raising capital on equity and debt markets, and only slowly receding doubts among investors about the stability of financial markets. But the situation is improving: The progress on implementing the post-crisis regulatory reform agenda as well as addressing the sovereign-bank nexus are vital building blocks for fostering confidence in the markets. In addition, the recent economic stabilization – reflected by an expected growth rate of 1.5% for 2014 in the EU – is already starting to lift the spirits of entrepreneurs and their appetite to engage in additional investment. This newly revived appetite requires new funding, either intermediated by banks or from securities markets. As our banking systems are going through an important phase of transformation, markets and policy makers increasingly look to securities markets for fresh impulses. And I very much concur that we need to explore what funding opportunities we can develop through capital market financing.”
11/11/2013 2013/1637 Keynote Speech at Financial Reporting Outlook (Ernst & Young) Conference, London , Speech PDF
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Steven Maijoor, Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), delivered the keynote speech at the Ernst & Young Financial Reporting Outlook Conference in London.