Speeches

ESMA Chair, Verena Ross, delivered the keynote speech at the DSW Conference “ESG – Next Level Reporting, Risk Management, Strategy and Responsibility” 2021. Ross reiterated that ambitious and targeted measures to address greenwashing will play an important role in the forthcoming ESMA activities in the sustainable finance area. The Authority intends to work closely with national securities regulators to promote a coordinated approach across the EU to tackling this issue.

Today's event brought together investor and company representatives as well as environmental NGOs and members of the German Sustainability Panel to discuss the measurability, strategic impact and responsibility of ESG factors as well as disclosure challenges in the ESG area.

 

 

Further information:

Dan Nacu-Manole

Communications Officer

   +33 (0)1 58 36 52 06

@   press@esma.europa.eu

The Interim Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, Anneli Tuominen, participated today in the annual hearing of the European Parliament's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee, together with the Chairmen of the European Banking (EBA) and European Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA). 

Ms. Tuominen's is the Vice Chair of ESMA and has been acting as its Interim Chair since 1 April 2021. This is a first hearing with the Interim Chair. The new Chair of ESMA is expected to be appointed shortly.

Read her opening remarks and refer to additional information here.

Today, Steven Maijoor, Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), addressed representatives from EU institutions, supervisors and other stakeholders at the ESMA 10th Anniversary Conference – inspiring confidence in Europe’s financial markets.

Mr. Maijoor’s speech covered the early expectations for ESMA in 2011, and the areas in which ESMA has progressively strengthened its role within the European and international regulatory community. In addition, he underlined a forward-looking message based on the confidence that Europe’s financial markets are better supported by an effective regulatory and supervisory system to face crisis situations.

ESMA will achieve this through assessing risks to investors, markets and financial stability, completing the single rulebook, promoting supervisory convergence and the execution of its direct supervisory mandates.

The speech closed a landmark event for ESMA, following an afternoon which focused on ESMA's achievements, and its contribution towards investor protection and orderly and stable financial markets, but also, importantly, on the future of European capital markets.

More information on the event and speakers here.

 

Further information:

Dan Nacu-Manole

Communications Officer

   +33 (0)1 58 36 52 06

@   press@esma.europa.eu

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