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31/01/2020 ESMA35-43-2131 Draft technical standards on the provision of investment services and activities in the Union by third-country firms under MiFID II and MiFIR Consultation Paper PDF
1.23 MB
30/09/2019 ESMA-35-43-2090 Call for evidence on MiFID II product intervention powers Consultation Paper PDF
197.51 KB
20/08/2019 ESMA50-164-2554 Letter to EC- Joint EBA ESMA response on crypto-assets Letter PDF
93.63 KB
17/07/2019 ESMA35-43-1905 Call for evidence Impact of the inducements and costs and charges disclosure requirements under MiFID II Consultation Paper PDF
479.41 KB
15/07/2019 ESMA35-43-2019 Consultation paper on compliance function guidelines Consultation Paper PDF
677.15 KB
10/04/2019 ESMA 50-164-2193 Letter to EC- FinTech action plan- ICT cybersecurity and outsourcing Letter PDF
58.38 KB
19/12/2018 ESMA35-43-1210 Consultation paper on integrating sustainability risks and factors in MiFID II Consultation Paper PDF
494.66 KB
19/12/2018 ESMA35-43-1210 Consulation paper on integrating sustainability risks and factors in MiFID II Consultation Paper
01/10/2018 ESMA70-156-236 Letter to the Commission on MiFID II third country regime Letter PDF
152.92 KB
01/10/2018 ESMA35-36-1442 IPISC UK withdrawal from the EU Letter Letter PDF
234.85 KB
18/01/2018 ESMA35-43-904 Call for Evidence – Potential product intervention measures on contracts for differences and binary options to retail clients Consultation Paper PDF
306.85 KB
13/07/2017 ESMA35-43-748 Consultation Paper on guidelines on certain aspects of the MiFID II suitability requirements Consultation Paper PDF
740.94 KB
28/10/2016 2016/1529 Joint ESMA and EBA Guidelines on the assessment of the suitability of members of the management body and key function holders , Consultation Paper PDF
1.13 MB
05/10/2016 2016/1436 Consultation Paper on Draft guidelines on MiFID II product governance requirements Consultation Paper PDF
661.2 KB
02/06/2016 2016/773 Discussion Paper on the Distributed Ledger Technology Applied to Securities Markets , Consultation Paper PDF
573.86 KB
26/04/2016 2016/648 ESMA response to the Commission Green Paper on retail financial services Letter PDF
197.44 KB
27/01/2016 ESA/2016/07 The cross-selling of financial products – ESA request to the European Commission , Letter PDF
90.04 KB
17/11/2015 2015/1513 Letter SM to EC- implementation timeline MiFID MiFIR Letter PDF
85.8 KB
23/04/2015 2015/753 Draft guidelines for the assessment of knowledge and competence Consultation Paper PDF
332.5 KB
The European Securities and Markets Authority is required by Article 25(9) of MiFID II to develop guidelines specifying criteria for the assessment of knowledge and competence of the investment firm’s personnel giving investment advice or information about financial instruments, investment services or ancillary services to clients on behalf of the investment firm to fulfil their obligations under Article 24 and Article 25.In accordance with Article 16(2) of the ESMA Regulation, this paper sets out, for consultation, draft ESMA guidelines on certain aspects of MiFID II for the assessment of knowledge and competence. ESMA considers that these guidelines will establish a knowledge and competence framework that will set principles for individuals in MiFID firms that give investment advice or information about financial instruments, investment services or ancillary services to clients on behalf of the investment firm.The purpose of these guidelines is to improve investor protection by increasing the knowledge and competence of individuals in investment firms providing services to clients.
22/04/2015 2015/532 Investment using virtual currency or distributed ledger technology Consultation Paper PDF
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ESMA has been monitoring and analysing virtual currency investment over the last 6 months, to understand developments in the market, potential benefits or risks for investors, market integrity or financial stability, and to support the functioning of the EU single market. ESMA’s analysis is set out in this paper. ESMA is seeking to share its analysis in order to promote wider understanding of innovative market developments, and invites market participants and other stakeholders to submit feedback and any additional information on the following topics: Virtual currency investment products, i.e. collective investment schemes or derivatives such as options and CFDs that have virtual currencies (VCs) as an underlying or invest in VC related businesses and infrastructure; Virtual currency based assets/securities and asset transfers, i.e. financial assets such as shares, funds, etc. that are exclusively traded using virtual currency distributed ledgers (also known as block chains);and The application of the distributed ledger technology to securities/investments, whether inside or outside a virtual currency environment.