Contacts with the hedge fund industry

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Olivier Hoedeman

Dear European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA),

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting the following documents:

- all correspondence (including emails) between ESMA officials and representatives of hedge funds (including lobby consultancies and law firms representing hedge funds) and/or hedge fund industry associations (between January 2015 and today). This should include
hedge funds such as Quantum Fund, Toscafund, Everest Capital and Abbeville Partners as well as industry associations such as the Alternative Investment Management Association.

- minutes and other reports of meetings between ESMA officials and representatives of hedge funds (including lobby consultancies and law firms representing hedge funds) and/or hedge fund industry associations (between January 2015 and today). This should include hedge funds such as Quantum Fund, Toscafund, Everest Capital and Abbeville Partners as well as industry associations such as the Alternative Investment Management Association.

Yours faithfully,

Olivier Hoedeman
on behalf of Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO)
Rue d'Edimbourg 26,
1050 Brussels, Belgium

Info ESMA, Europäische Wertpapier- und Marktaufsichtsbehörde

Dear Sir, Madam,

Thank you for contacting the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). We will look into your request and will aim to respond to your message within a month.

Best regards,

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Enrico Gagliardi, Europäische Wertpapier- und Marktaufsichtsbehörde

Dear Mr Hoedeman,

Thank you for your message.

We acknowledge receipt of your email and we will get back to you in due course.

With kind regards

Enrico Gagliardi

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Enrico Gagliardi, Europäische Wertpapier- und Marktaufsichtsbehörde

Dear Mr Hoedeman,

I would like to refer you to your request below.

In particular I would like to inform you that in view of the number of documents that we are analysing in order to understand whether they might fall within the scope of your request for access, we extend the deadline to respond by 15 working days, as provided by Article 7(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001.

Therefore you will receive our reply by 31 August 2015.

With kind regards

Enrico Gagliardi

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Dear Mr Hoedeman,

Following up to your below access to documents request under Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 May 2001 regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents, and as per Article 10(1) of such Regulation, ESMA has only identified the attached non-public correspondence and documents falling within the scope of your request .

As your request involved third party documents, ESMA has, in accordance with Article 5 of ESMA Management Board Decision ESMA/2011/MB/69 of 24.05.11 on access to documents, sought and received third party consent. Personal data have been redacted as a result.

Moreover, ESMA confirms having received the document linked below, already available to the public:

- Key Principles to Improve Global Trade Reporting and Data Harmonization

Pursuant to Article 26 of the ESMA Management Board Decision ESMA/2011/MB/6 of 11.01.11 on the ESMA Code of Good Administrative Behaviour, Article 228 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union and the Statute of the European Ombudsman, you may file a complaint to the European Ombudsman with regards to this access request.

Yours faithfully - on behalf of the ESMA access to documents coordinator,
[ESMA request email]

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