Steven Maijoor spoke on how ESMA’s new role could help protect investors and strengthen financial supervision while contributing to improved financial reporting. He also spoke at a separate conference on ESMA’s (CESR’s) work in making recommendations that are now part of the MiFID and EMIR debates and its role in supervising CRAs, with particular reference to the fund industry. (Source: Steven Maijoor Speech at the IFRS Conference 5 July 2011 and Steven Maijoor Speech at EUROPLACE)