News for investors

Enhancing investor protection is a key ESMA objective. More specifically, ESMA is required to take a leading role in promoting transparency, simplicity and fairness in the market for consumer financial products and services.

On this page you will find the warnings that ESMA issues, as well as documents published to the attention of retail investors.

For further useful information, please see the Investor Corner

18/04/2013 | Investor warning Contracts for difference (CFDs) EU language translations now available

Available languages: English, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, Spanish, Estonian,...See more

12/12/2012 | Opening statement - by Steven Maijoor, ESMA Chair, at the ESMA Investor Day in Paris

Steven Maijoor, Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), delivered the...See more

19/10/2012 | ESMA publishes a guide to investing

This guide is for consumers who have invested, or are...See more

10/09/2012 | ESMA warns retail investors about the pitfalls of online investing

ESMA today issues a warning alerting retail investors to the risks involved in online investing...See more

ESMA Investor Day

On 12 December 2012, ESMA held its Investor Day to bring together representatives of retail investors, speakers and participants from national regulators and key market participants. Read more

Retail investor information

ESMA publishes useful documents for retail investors, such as a guide to MiFID, specific consultation papers and warnings.  You can access the documents by clicking here.