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06/01/2012 2011/412_sl Devizno trgovanje (forex) Investor Warning PDF
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06/01/2012 2011/412_es Operaciones en moneda extranjera (forex) Investor Warning PDF
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06/01/2012 2011/412_sv Handel med utländsk valuta (forex) Investor Warning PDF
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06/01/2012 2011/412_pl Transakcje na rynku walutowym (forex) Investor Warning PDF
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01/03/2012 2012/137 ESMA’s technical advice on possible delegated acts concerning the Prospectus Directive as amended by the Directive 2010/73/EU , Technical Advice PDF
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ESMA publishes today the second part of its final advice (ESMA/2012/137) on possible delegated acts for the Prospectus Directive (PD).  The advice was submitted to the Commission on 29 February 2012.  In its advice, ESMA proposes how to use a prospectus in a retail cascade and provides input on how to review the provisions of the Prospectus Regulation concerning tax information, indices, auditor’s report on profit forecasts and estimates and audited historical financial information. Today’s advice follows a public consultation started on 13 December 2011. Overall, the technical advice aims to achieve a high level of investor protection and to increase across Europe the legal clarity and efficiency of the prospectus regime. Investment prospectuses as such are aimed to provide investors with easily accessible information on financial products so as to foster in-formed decision-making.
01/03/2012 2012/140 ESMA advises European Commission on Prospectus Directive’s overhaul- Advice covers possible delegated acts , , Press Release PDF
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01/03/2012 2012/138 ESMA’s technical advice on possible delegated acts concerning the Prospectus Directive as amended by the Directive 2010/73/EU , Letter 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.
27/03/2012 2012/224 ESMA seeks views on proxy advisors , , Press Release PDF
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ESMA published last Thursday a discussion paper (ESMA/2012/212) on proxy advisors active in the European Union, seeking views of stakeholders. The paper aims at giving an overview of the state and structure of the market, advisor’s methodologies, and on possible policy options. Generally, proxy advisors assist (institutional) investors and asset managers in their voting policy and strategy.  Currently, there are no rules in place on a pan-European basis regarding proxy advisors. ESMA will use the feedback received on this paper to publish a feedback statement in Q4 of 2012, which will also include ESMA’s view on whether there is a need for policy action in the area.
17/04/2012 2012/108 ESMA budget for 2012 Reference PDF
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07/05/2012 2012/275 ESMA’s 2012 Regulatory Work Programme Reference PDF
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ESMA’s annual regulatory programme aims to provide information on the planned technical standards, technical advice and guidelines & recommendations to be issued by ESMA in 2012. This information is provided in accordance with article 3 of the procedure for developing and adopting draft technical standards and guidelines and recommendations. The regulatory programme takes into account, amongst others, ESMA’s objectives and tasks, the procedure for adopting technical standards, providing technical advice and issuing guidelines as well as the scope and nature of specific powers conferred in European Union legislative acts to ESMA.    The regulatory work programme is based on the ESMA 2012 Work Programme approved by the Board of Supervisors in November 2011 and published on 4 January 2012 on the ESMA website, but provides a more detailed outline of the individual work streams.  
20/06/2012 2012/380 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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Responses to this consultation paper should be submitted online by 20 August 2012.
25/06/2012 ESMA 2011 ESMA annual report for 2011 Annual Report PDF
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This annual report is the first annual report of ESMA.
16/07/2012 ESMA 2011 BG Европейски орган за ценни книжа и пазари Годишен доклад за 2011 г Annual Report PDF
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This is a summary of the 2011 annual report of ESMA.
16/07/2012 ESMA 2011 CS Evropský orgán pro cenné papíry a trhy Výroční zpráva za rok 2011 Annual Report PDF
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This is a summary of the 2011 annual report of ESMA.
16/07/2012 ESMA 2011 DA Den Europæiske Værdipapir- og Markedstilsynsmyndighed- Årsberetning 2011 Annual Report PDF
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This is a summary of the 2011 annual report of ESMA.
16/07/2012 ESMA 2011 NL Europese Autoriteit voor effecten en markten- Jaarverslag 2011 Annual Report PDF
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This is a summary of the 2011 annual report of ESMA.
16/07/2012 ESMA 2011 ET Euroopa Väärtpaberiturujärelevalve- 2011. aasta aruanne Annual Report PDF
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This is a summary of the 2011 annual report of ESMA.
16/07/2012 ESMA 2011 FI Euroopan arvopaperimarkkinaviranomainen- Vuosikertomus 2011 Annual Report PDF
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This is a summary of the 2011 annual report of ESMA.
16/07/2012 ESMA 2011 FR Autorité européenne des marchés financiers- Rapport annuel 2011 Annual Report PDF
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This is a summary of the 2011 annual report of ESMA.