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|09/04/2020||ESMA80-187-546||Actions to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on the EU financial markets regarding the timeliness of fulfilling external audit requirements for interest rate benchmarks under the Benchmarks Regulation||Benchmarks, COVID-19||Statement||PDF
|19/12/2018||ESMA35-43-1328||Brexit Statement- information to clients||Brexit, MiFID - Investor Protection||Statement||PDF
|31/03/2020||ESMA35-36-1919||Clarification of issues related to the publication of reports by execution venues and firms as required under RTS 27 and 28||COVID-19, MiFID - Investor Protection||Statement||PDF
|29/03/2017||ESMA70-145-48||Draft technical standards under the Benchmarks Regulation||Benchmarks||Report||PDF
|03/07/2017||ESMA31-62-746||EEA prospectus activity in 2016||Corporate Finance, Prospectus||Report||PDF
|06/04/2020||ESMA 50-165-1098||ESMA annual statistical report on performance and costs of retail investment products in the EU- 2020||Fund Management, MiFID - Investor Protection, Risk Analysis & Economics - Markets Infrastructure Investors||Report||PDF
|30/09/2016||2016/1408||ESMA appoints new chairs to Standing Committees||Board of Supervisors, Fund Management, Market Integrity, MiFID - Investor Protection||Statement||PDF
The Board of Supervisors of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has appointed the following individuals to serve as chairs of its standing committees:
The standing committees are expert groups drawn from ESMA staff and the national competent authorities for securities markets regulation in the Member States, and are responsible for the development of policy in their respective areas. The appointments are for a period of two years and commence with immediate effect.
|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
|07/11/2018||ESMA71-99-1058||ESMA new SC chairs||Fund Management, MiFID - Investor Protection, Risk Analysis & Economics - Markets Infrastructure Investors||Statement||PDF
|20/03/2020||ESMA35-43-2348||ESMA Statement on COVID-19 telephone recording||COVID-19, MiFID - Investor Protection||Statement||PDF
|11/01/2017||ESMA42-1643088512-2962||ESMA42-1643088512-2962 Follow-up Report to the Peer Review on Best Execution||MiFID - Investor Protection, MiFID - Secondary Markets, Supervisory convergence||Report||PDF
|14/02/2020||ESMA70-156-1778||ESMA’s response to the Commission’s consultation on the BMR review||Benchmarks||Report||PDF
|13/03/2018||ESMA70-143-30||First meeting of the Euro Risk Free Rate Working Group – Steven Maijoor concluding remarks||Benchmarks||Statement||PDF
|24/07/2018||ESMA42-111-4653||Follow-up Report to the Peer Review on MiFID Suitability Requirements||MiFID - Investor Protection||Report||PDF
|07/10/2019||ESMA70-155-8500||Impact of no-deal Brexit on the application of MiFID II/MiFIR and the Benchmark Regulation (BMR)||Benchmarks, Brexit, MiFID - Secondary Markets||Statement||PDF
|02/06/2017||ESMA70-143-5||Methodological framework for mandatory benchmarks contributions||Benchmarks||Report||PDF
|02/06/2016||2016/902||MiFID practices for firms selling financial instruments subject to the BRRD resolution regime||MiFID - Investor Protection||Statement||PDF
|01/06/2018||ESMA50-162-214||Product Intervention Analysis Binary Options||MiFID - Investor Protection, Risk Analysis & Economics - Markets Infrastructure Investors||Report||PDF
|01/06/2018||ESMA50-162-215||Product Intervention Analysis CFDs||MiFID - Investor Protection, Risk Analysis & Economics - Markets Infrastructure Investors||Report||PDF
|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