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08/03/2018 ESMA71-99-955 EU Agencies Joint declaration on harassment Statement PDF
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05/03/2018 ESMA42-646012687-331 ESMA Guidelines , Reference PDF
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28/02/2018 ESMA PARIS Visitor Handbook Reference PDF
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12/02/2018 ESMA71-99-946 Press release- ESAs warn consumers of risks in buying virtual currencies Press Release PDF
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12/02/2018 ESMA50-164-1284 ESA warning on virtual currencies , Investor Warning PDF
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07/02/2018 ESMA20-95-823 2018 Regulatory Work Programme , , , Reference PDF
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06/02/2018 ESMA20-92-76 ESMA Staff Stakeholder contacts in the Fourth Quarter 2017 Reference PDF
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05/02/2018 ESMA35-43-620 Guidelines on MiFID II product governance requirements , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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18/01/2018 ESMA71-99-930 Product Intervention Call for Evidence PR , Press Release PDF
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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
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16/01/2018 ESMA31-67-535 Practical Guide on notifications of major holdings under the Transparency Directive , , Reference PDF
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18/12/2017 ESMA35-43-349 Q&As on MiFID II and MiFIR investor protection topics Q&A PDF
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15/12/2017 ESMA71-99-910 Statement on preparatory work of the European Securities and Markets Authority in relation to CFDs and binary options offered to retail clients , Statement PDF
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29/11/2017 ESMA71-99-661 Peer Review on MiFID Compliance Function Press Release , , Press Release PDF
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29/11/2017 ESMA42-111-4285 Peer review on certain aspects of the compliance function under Mi-FID I , Final Report PDF
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15/11/2017 ESMA20-92-68 ESMA Staff Stakeholder contacts in the Third Quarter 2017 Reference PDF
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30/10/2017 ESMA32-51-370 Q&A on ESMA Guidelines on Alternative Performance Measures , Q&A PDF
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20/10/2017 ESMA31-62-780 Q&A on Prospectus Related Topics , , Q&A PDF
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05/10/2017 ESMA35-42-597 Speech by Steven Maijoor on financial education and investor protection in Europe- IOSCO World Investor Week , Speech PDF
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05/10/2017 ESMA71-99-610 ESMA maintains focus on supervisory convergence and risk assessment in 2018 Press Release PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published its 2018 Work Programme (WP), which sets out its priorities and areas of focus for 2018 in support of its mission to enhance investor protection and promote stable and orderly financial markets.

For 2018, the key areas of focus under ESMA’s activities of supervisory convergence, assessing risks, single rulebook and direct supervision will be:

  • Providing guidance and promoting the consistent application of MiFID II and MiFIR by market participants and National Competent Authorities (NCAs);

  • Ensuring the quality, integration, usability and transparency of the data that ESMA collects;

  • Contributing to the development of Level 2 measures in relation to the revised Prospectus regime; AND

  • Enhancing the effectiveness and lasting impact of supervisory activities at individual credit rating agencies (CRA) and trade repositories (TR) level.

The overall budget for 2018 is expected to be €42,051,386 with a projected staff of 232.