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01/12/2015 JC/2015/079 2015 list of identified Financial Conglomerates , Reference PDF
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28/09/2015 2015/1469 2015-1469- Investment Firms briefing , Reference PDF
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28/09/2015 2015/1470 2015-1470- Non-financials briefing , Reference PDF
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09/02/2016 2016/272AF 2016_mdsc_cwg_application_form Reference DOCX
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26/03/2018 ESMA35-43-1000 Additional information on the agreed product intervention measures relating to contracts for differences and binary options Reference PDF
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18/12/2014 2014/1560 Advice- Investment-based crowdfunding Final Report PDF
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Crowdfunding is a means of raising finance for projects from ‘the crowd’ often by means of an internet-based platform through which project owners ‘pitch’ their idea to potential backers, who are typically not professional investors.  It takes many forms, not all of which involve the potential for a financial return.  ESMA’s focus is on crowdfunding which involves investment, as distinct from donation, non-monetary reward or loan agreement.Crowdfunding is relatively young and business models are evolving. EU financial services rules were not designed with the industry in mind.  Within investment-based crowdfunding a range of different operational structures are used so it is not straightforward to map crowdfunding platforms’ activities to those regulated under EU legislation. Member States and NCAs have been working out how to treat crowdfunding, with some dealing with issues case-by-case, some seeking to clarify how crowdfunding fits into existing rules and others introducing specific requirements.To assist NCAs and market participants, and to promote regulatory and supervisory convergence, ESMA has assessed typical investment-based crowdfunding business models and how they could evolve, risks typically involved for project owners, investors and the platforms themselves and the likely components of an appropriate regulatory regime. ESMA then prepared a detailed analysis of how the typical business models map across to the existing EU legislation, set out in sections 1 to 6 of this document.
07/03/2017 FI17 Agenda Financial Innovation Day 2017 Reference PDF
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07/01/2016 2015/1914 Agenda for ESMA FI Day Reference PDF
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02/10/2017 ESMA71-99-608 Annex (Template for the Assessment of Collective Suitability) , Reference XLSX
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31/10/2016 2016/1529 ANNEX Annex I- Template for the assessment of collective suitability , Reference XLSX
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28/09/2015 2015-ESMA-1464 Annex II Annex II- CBA- draft RTS and ITS on MiFID II and MiFIR Final Report PDF
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23/12/2015 2015/1911 Annex III- Draft ISO 20022 message specification Reference ZIP
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03/06/2020 ESMA70-155-9967 Annex to Opinion on MiFIDII Position Limits Reference XLSX
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03/06/2020 ESMA70-155-9966 Annex to Opinion on MiFIR Transparency Reference XLSX
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19/12/2014 2014/1569 Annex Annex to Technical Advice on MiFID II and MiFIR- investor protection topics Reference PDF
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09/01/2019 ESMA50-157-1384 Annex- Legal qualification of crypto-assets – survey to NCAs Reference PDF
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18/07/2016 2016/1139 APPLICATION FORM Application form for CDTF CWG Reference DOCX
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08/11/2016 2016/1053 FORM Application Form for FISC CWG , Reference DOCX
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04/07/2016 2016/1068 APPLICATION FORM Application form for SMSC CWG Reference DOCX
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25/02/2015 2015/494 Best Execution under MiFID , Final Report PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has conducted a peer review on how national regulators (national competent authorities or NCAs) supervise and enforce the MiFID provisions relating to investment firms’ obligation to provide best execution, or obtain the best possible result, for their clients when executing their orders. ESMA found that the level of implementation of best execution provisions, as well as the level of convergence of supervisory practices by NCAs, is relatively low. In order to address this situation a number of improvements were identified, including: • prioritisation of best execution as a key conduct of business supervisory issue; • the allocation of sufficient resources to best execution supervision; and • a more proactive supervisory approach to monitoring compliance with best execution requirements, both desk-based and onsite inspections. The review was conducted on the basis of information provided by 29 NCAs and complemented by on-site visits to the NCAs of France, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland and Spain.

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