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|21/08/2018||ESMA02-91-1957||Audit Opinion on ESMA Final Accounts Financial Year 2017||Corporate Information, Planning reporting budget||Reference||PDF
|19/06/2018||ESMA20-95-916||Annual Report 2017||Board of Supervisors, Corporate Information, Planning reporting budget||Annual Report||PDF
|23/05/2018||ESMA71-99-979||ESMA appoints new chair to its Committee of Economic and Markets’ Analysis||Innovation and Products, Risk Analysis & Economics - Markets Infrastructure Investors||Statement||PDF
|26/04/2018||ESMA63-43-964||ESMA Budget Amendment n.1 for 2017||Board of Supervisors, Management Board, Planning reporting budget||Reference||PDF
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|27/02/2018||ESMA71-319-70||Afore Consulting’s Second Annual FinTech and Digitalisation Conference: Regulation at the European Level and Beyond – Stanhope Hotel Brussels||Innovation and Products, Speeches||Speech||PDF
|07/02/2018||ESMA20-95-823||2018 Regulatory Work Programme||Board of Supervisors, Corporate Information, Management Board, Planning reporting budget||Reference||PDF
|19/01/2018||ESMA63-43-874||ESMA Budget 2018||Board of Supervisors, Management Board, Planning reporting budget||Reference||PDF
|13/11/2017||ESMA71-99-649||Press Release ICO Statements||Innovation and Products, Press Releases, Warnings and publications for investors||Press Release||PDF
|13/11/2017||ESMA50-157-828||ESMA alerts firms involved in Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) to the need to meet relevant regulatory requirements||Innovation and Products, Warnings and publications for investors||Statement||PDF
|13/11/2017||ESMA50-157-829||ESMA alerts investors to the high risks of Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)||Innovation and Products, Warnings and publications for investors||Statement||PDF
|05/10/2017||ESMA20-95-619||2018 Work Programme||Corporate Information, Planning reporting budget||Report||PDF
|29/09/2017||ESMA71-99-602||ESMA appoints new chairs to Standing Committees||Board of Supervisors, Corporate Disclosure, Corporate Finance, Corporate Information, Innovation and Products, Market Integrity, MiFID - Secondary Markets, Post Trading||Statement||PDF
|14/09/2017||ESMA2016 EY||Audit opinion on ESMA final accounts 2016||Planning reporting budget||Reference||PDF
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|28/06/2017||ESMA35-36-885||Product Intervention- General Statement||Innovation and Products, MiFID - Investor Protection||Statement||PDF
This statement provides an update on the European Securities and Markets Authority’s (ESMA) work in relation to the sale of contracts for differences (CFDs), binary options and other speculative products to retail investors.
ESMA has been concerned about the provision of speculative products such as CFDs, rolling spot forex and binary options to retail investors for a considerable period of time and has conducted ongoing monitoring and supervisory convergence work in this area. In this context, ESMA has previously published a number of Q&As on CFDs and other speculative products to foster supervisory convergence, having established a CFD Task Force in July 2015, and also issued a further investor warning on the sale of CFDs, binary options and other speculative products in July 2016.
However, ESMA remains concerned that these supervisory convergence tools may not be sufficiently effective to ensure that the risks to consumer protection are sufficiently controlled or reduced. ESMA is therefore discussing the possible use of its product intervention powers under Article 40 of MiFIR to address investor protection risks in relation to CFDs, rolling spot forex and binary options.
ESMA is in the process of discussing the possible use of its product intervention powers under Article 40 of MiFIR, the possible content of any such measures, and how they could be applied. However, ESMA can confirm that the measures being discussed for (i) CFDs and rolling spot forex and (ii) binary options include proposals that take into account a number of measures that have been adopted or publicly consulted on by EU National Competent Authorities. These measures include leverage limits, guaranteed limits on client losses, and / or restrictions on the marketing and distribution of these products.
In accordance with Article 40 of MiFIR, any intervention measures must be approved by the ESMA Board of Supervisors and can only come into effect from 3 January 2018 at the earliest.
 ESMA/2016/1166 Warning about CFDs, binary options and other speculative products published 25 July 2016
|14/06/2017||ESMA20-95-590||Annual Report 2016||Board of Supervisors, Corporate Information, Planning reporting budget||Annual Report||PDF
Corrigendum - date on the letter of assurance from the Executive Director on p81 had inadvertently been dated 14 June 2017, when the letter was signed on 2 June 2017. The date has been amended accordingly