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09/02/2021 ESAs 2021 07 ESAs letter on DORA , Letter PDF
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29/06/2020 ESMA50-164-3475 Coverletter- ESMA response to EC consultation on a new Digital Finance Strategy for Europe Letter PDF
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09/04/2020 ESMA70-155-9817 ESMA postpones the publication dates of the annual transparency calculations for non-equity instruments and for the quarterly systematic internaliser data for non-equity instruments other than bonds , , Statement PDF
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07/10/2019 ESMA70-155-7658 Use of UK data in ESMA databases and performance of MiFID II calculations in case of a no-deal Brexit on 31 October 2019 , , Statement PDF
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07/10/2019 ESMA65-8-6254 ESMA’s Data Operational Plan under a no-deal Brexit scenario on 31 October 2019 , , Statement PDF
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07/10/2019 ESMA90-1-167 Update on the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union- preparations for a possible no-deal Brexit scenario on 31 October 2019 , , , Statement PDF
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20/08/2019 ESMA50-164-2554 Letter to EC- Joint EBA ESMA response on crypto-assets Letter PDF
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10/04/2019 ESMA 50-164-2193 Letter to EC- FinTech action plan- ICT cybersecurity and outsourcing Letter PDF
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28/03/2019 ESMA90-1-83 Brexit Update March 2019 , , , , , Statement PDF
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19/03/2019 ESMA65-8-6254 Public statement on Brexit Data Operational Plan , Statement PDF
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05/02/2019 ESMA 70-155-7026 Use of UK data in ESMA databases in case of a no-deal Brexit , , Statement PDF
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11/01/2019 ESMA33-128-577 Statement on Securitisation implementation Statement PDF
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08/01/2019 ESMA33-128-619 Letter to EC on regulatory cooperation under the Securitisation Regulation Letter PDF
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18/12/2018 fisma.01/РР/ rv/ (2018) 6771757 European Commission letter to ESMA on draft RTS and ITS securitisation disclosures Letter PDF
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On Friday 14 December 2018, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) received a letter from the European Commission regarding the draft regulatory and implementing technical standards on securitisation disclosures submitted by ESMA on 22 August 2018.
 
The letter states that the Commission intends to endorse those draft regulatory and implementing technical standards only once certain amendments are introduced.
23/05/2018 ESMA71-99-979 ESMA appoints new chair to its Committee of Economic and Markets’ Analysis , Statement PDF
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24/04/2018 ESMA33-128-485 Letter to OG- Delivery of ESMA’s technical standards on disclosure under the Securitisation Regulation Letter PDF
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13/11/2017 ESMA50-157-828 ESMA alerts firms involved in Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) to the need to meet relevant regulatory requirements , Statement PDF
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13/11/2017 ESMA50-157-829 ESMA alerts investors to the high risks of Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) , Statement PDF
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29/09/2017 ESMA71-99-602 ESMA appoints new chairs to Standing Committees , , , , , , , Statement PDF
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28/06/2017 ESMA35-36-885 Product Intervention- General Statement , Statement PDF
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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[1] 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[2].

 

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[3].