Frequently asked questions on the ESMA APM Guidelines

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25 May 2016

In June 2015, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published its final Guidelines on Alternative Performance Measures (APMs) for listed issuers that are effective from 3 July 2016. Since many questions on the application of these guidelines have reached the UK Financial Reporting Council (FRC), the FRC has developed a set of responses to frequently asked questions.

The publication is aimed of course at a UK audience, however, with the exception of the last question the answers are relevant to all EU issuers that come under the ESMA guidelines:

  • What is an APM?
  • Are APMs prohibited or required?
  • Do the Guidelines apply to all APMs?
  • What APMs should be provided?
  • How should APMs be presented?
  • What disclosures should be given about APMs?
  • How will the FRC monitor compliance with the Guidelines?

Please click to access the questions and answers on the FRC website.

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