Sven Giegold

Time to take stock: ESMA celebrates its 10th Anniversary

Dear friends, dear interested,

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) is celebrating its birthday. 10 years have passed since its establishment on 1 January 2011. Time to take stock.

On the occasion of its anniversary, ESMA is organising a public online conference on 23 March 2021. At the conference, I will join a high-profile panel to review the last 10 years. You can register for the conference under the following link. Participation is free and open to all. There will also be a livestream on Twitter and YouTube.

Date: 23 March 2021, 15h00 – 18h35


As the European Parliament’s rapporteur, I was involved in launching ESMA after the financial crisis. Over the past 10 years, I have gathered many experiences and anecdotes with ESMA. Ahead of the conference, I am also interested in how others have perceived the authority. So please send me your own experiences and curiosities from 10 years of ESMA. What have been ESMA’s shining moments for you? When was the last time you were really annoyed with ESMA? What should many more people know about ESMA? And above all: Where should ESMA’s journey go? I look forward to receiving your comments.

With green European greetings,
Sven Giegold




Website of the ESMA Anniversary Conference:

Programme of the conference:

15:00 – 15:15 – Welcome and opening remarks by Verena Ross, Executive Director, ESMA

15:15 – 16:05 – ESMA – 10 years later

Moderators: Anneli Tuominen, vice-Chair, ESMA, and Chris Burns, journalist

  • Andrea Enria, Chair of the Single Supervisory Mechanism, European Central Bank
  • Sven Giegold, Member of the European Parliament
  • Alexander Schindler, Member of the Board of Managing Directors, Union Investment
  • Guillaume Prache, Managing Director, Better Finance
  • Niamh Moloney, Head of Law Department, London School of Economics

16:05 – 16:25 – Q&A

16:25 – 16:40 – Coffee break

16:40 – 16:55 – Keynote speech by Mairead McGuinness, Commissioner for financial services, financial stability and Capital Markets Union, European Commission

16:55 – 17:45 – The future for European capital markets

Moderator: John Rega, Financial editor, Politico, and Chris Burns, journalist

  • John Berrigan, Director General DG FISMA, European Commission
  • Danuta Huebner, Member of the European Parliament
  • Robert Ophèle, Chair of the Autorité des marchés financiers
  • Thomas Book, Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Boerse
  • Veerle Colaert, Chair of the Securities Markets Stakeholders Group

17:45 – 18:05 – Q&A

18:05 –18:20 – Remarks by David Wright, rapporteur of the de Larosière report, and Chair, EUROFI

18:20 – 18:35 – Closing by Steven Maijoor, Chair, ESMA

Category: Economy & Finance, European Parliament

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