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24/02/2012 2012/128 ESMA readies guidelines on automated trading – application deadline starts , Press Release PDF
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ESMA today publishes the official translations of its final “Guidelines on systems and controls in an automated trading environment for trading platforms, investment firms and competent authorities” (ESMA/2011/456), first published on 21 December 2011. High Frequency Trading (HFT) is one form of automated trading.   By having translated the guidelines into all the official languages of the EU, today’s publication triggers a transitional period of two months within which national supervisors have to declare whether they intend to comply with the guidelines or otherwise explain the reasons for non-compliance which would be made public by ESMA. According to the ESMA Regulation national supervisors have to make every effort to comply with the Guidelines.
24/02/2012 2012/122 Guidelines- Systems and controls in an automated trading environment for trading platforms, investment firms and competent authorities , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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ESMA Board of Supervisors (the BoS) has decided on the 26 September 2018 to withdraw the guidelines on “Systems and controls in an automated trading environment for trading platforms, investment firms and competent authorities”. The guidelines were issued by ESMA, in February 2012, to ensure a common, uniform and consistent application of MiFID and MAD. The BoS decision to withdraw the guidelines is based on the subject matter being fully incorporated into MiFID II, MAR, and relevant delegated acts.

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08/02/2012 2012/77 Strengthening Investor Protection- Opening Statement by Verena Ross at ECON hearing Speech PDF
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This speech was given by Verena Ross, ESMA Executive Director, as an opening statement at the ECON hearing on the MiFID Review, on 5 December 2011.
08/02/2012 2012/76 Keynote speech of Steven Maijoor, Chair of ESMA, at the AFME Market and Liquidity Conference Speech PDF
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This keynote address of Steven Maijoor, Chair of ESMA, was given at the AFME Market and Liquidity Conference, held in London on 8 February 2012
07/02/2012 2012/73 What problems do consumers face when seeking financial advice?- speech by Steven Maijoor Speech PDF
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This speech was delivered at the EP/EC event "Financial advice provided by non-profit entities to consumers" on 7 February 2012.
25/01/2012 2012/32 Credit Rating Agencies: What are the next steps? Speech PDF
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Speech by Verena Ross at a public hearing organised by the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs of the European Parliament, 24 January 2012 in Brussels
22/12/2011 2011/457 ESMA outlines future automated trading regime for trading platforms, investment firms and competent authorities , Press Release PDF
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22/12/2011 2011/456 Final report- Guidelines on systems and controls in an automated trading environment for trading platforms, investment firms and competent authorities Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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This is the final report. The guidelines along with the translations are published separately.

22/12/2011 2011/446 Consultation paper on guidelines on certain aspects of the MiFID compliance function requirements Consultation Paper PDF
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22/12/2011 2011/445 Consultation paper on guidelines on certain aspects of the MiFID suitability requirements Consultation Paper PDF
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09/12/2011 2011/431 Global regulators discuss OTC derivatives regulation , Press Release PDF
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Leaders and senior representatives of the authorities responsible for the regulation of the over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives markets in Canada, the European Union, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the United Statesmet met yesterday in Paris.  
29/11/2011 2011/404 Speech by Steven Maijoor, Chair of ESMA, at the EFAMA Investment Management Forum, 29 November 2011 Speech PDF
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12/10/2011 2011/340 Keynote Speech by Verena Ross, Executive Director of ESMA, at the City of London Brussels Annual Reception, 11 October 2011 Speech PDF
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29/09/2011 2011/322 Speech- Market Transparency – Does it prevent crisis?- by Steven Maijoor, Chair of ESMA Speech PDF
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28/09/2011 2011/320 Keynote speech by Verena Ross, Executive Director of ESMA, at the London AIMA Annual Conference, 22 September 2011 Speech PDF
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20/07/2011 2011/224 Consultation paper- Guidelines on systems and controls in a highly automated trading environment for trading platforms, investment firms and competent authorities Consultation Paper PDF
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20/07/2011 2011/223 Press release- ESMA consults on systems and controls for highly automated trading , Press Release PDF
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13/07/2011 ESMA/2011/11/07 SB Speech by Sharon Bowles MEP, Chair of Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee of the European Parliament, at the ESMA inauguration Speech PDF
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12/07/2011 ESMA/2011/11/07 "The new European Supervisory Markets Authority: helping enhance the resilience of financial markets"- speech by Michel Barnier, EU Commissioner, at the ESMA inauguration Speech PDF
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11/07/2011 2011/11/07 The new European Supervisory Markets Authority: helping enhance the resilience of financial markets Speech PDF
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The new European Supervisory Markets Authority: helping enhance the resilience of financial markets - speech by Michel Barnier, EU Commissioner, at the ESMA inauguration