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10/03/2011 2011/BS/1 Decision of the Board of Supervisors- Rules of procedure , Decision PDF
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17/05/2011 2011/BS/123 Decision of the Board of Supervisors- Appointment of the Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group , Decision PDF
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22/07/2011 2011/BS/141 Summary of conclusions- Board of Supervisors meeting of 12 April 2011 Reference PDF
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22/07/2011 2011/BS/142 Summary of conclusions- Board of Supervisors meeting of 25 May 2011 Reference PDF
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14/09/2011 2011/288 Call for evidence- Empty voting , , Consultation Paper PDF
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22/11/2011 2011/219 ESMA comment letter on the EU Commission Green Paper- The EU Corporate Governance Framework , Letter PDF
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25/11/2011 2011/397 Public statement on sovereign debt in IFRS financial statements , , , Statement PDF
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02/12/2011 2011/BS/209 Summary of conclusions- Board of Supervisors meeting on 20 September 2011 Reference PDF
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02/12/2011 2011/BS/180 Summary of conclusions- Board of Supervisors conference calls on 25 and 28 July 2011 Reference PDF
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02/12/2011 2011/BS/179 Summary of conclusions- Board of Supervisors meeting on 11-12 July 2011 Reference PDF
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19/12/2011 2011/BS/229 Decision of the European Securities and Markets Authority establishing its Review Panel , , Decision PDF
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This decision establishes the Review Panel of ESMA and sets out its mandate.
13/02/2012 2011/BS/233 Summary of conclusions- Board of Supervisors meeting of 8 November 2011 Reference PDF
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13/02/2012 2011/BS/234 Summary of conclusions- Board of Supervisors conference call on 23 November 2011 Reference PDF
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01/03/2012 2012/BS/4 Board of Supervisors meeting on 20 December 2011 Reference PDF
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01/03/2012 2012/BS/5 Board of Supervisors meeting on 18 January 2012 Reference 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.
24/04/2012 2012/BS/29 Board of Supervisors meeting on 14 February 2012 Reference PDF
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29/06/2012 2012/BS/46 Board of Supervisors meeting on 20 March 2012 Reference PDF
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29/06/2012 2012/BS/66 Board of Supervisors meeting on 17 April 2012 Reference PDF
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