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

01/08/2014 | ESMA Statement on Potential Risks Associated with Investing in Contingent Convertible Instruments

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has issued a statement to clarify to...See more

31/07/2014 | The Joint Committee of the ESAs reminds financial institutions of their responsibilities when placing their own financial products with consumers

The Joint Committee of the ESAs reminds financial institutions of their responsibilities when...See more

01/07/2014 | ESMA publishes retail investor guide to MiFID II

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published a...See more

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

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.