ESMA is seeking new members for its Securities Markets Stakeholder Group
ESMA is looking for candidates representing the interests of all types of financial markets stakeholders. The SMSG members participate in the policy-making process by providing technical guidance on the policy work and by bringing recent market developments to ESMA’s attention.
Trends, Risks and Vulnerabilities (TRV) Report, No. 1, 2024
ESMA published its first risk monitoring report of 2024, where it sets out the key risk drivers currently facing financial markets. Beyond the risk drivers, the report provides an update on structural developments and the status of key sectors of financial markets, during the second half of 2023.
ESMA consults on reverse solicitation and classification of crypto assets as financial instruments under MiCA
ESMA published two Consultations Papers on guidelines under Markets in Crypto Assets Regulation (MiCA), one on reverse solicitation and one on the classification of crypto-assets as financial instruments. Stakeholders are invited to send their feedback by 29 April 2024.
ESMA steps up its monitoring of EU alternative investment funds and sees potential risks in funds exposed to leverage and liquidity mismatches
ESMA published a report on the EU alternative investment funds' (AIFs) market and an article on the risks posed by leveraged AIFs in the EU. ESMA confirms the risks posed by real estate (RE) funds, in a context of declining volumes of transactions and falling prices in several jurisdictions.
ESMA Strategic priorities for the next five years & 2024 Work Programme
ESMA will focus on strengthening supervision, enhancing the protection of retail investors, fostering effective markets and financial stability, enabling sustainable finance, as well as facilitating technological innovation and effective use of data.