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12/02/2014 2014/172 rev 1 2014 Regulatory Work Programme Reference PDF
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23/02/2015 2014/1200rev 2015 Work Programme Reference PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published its revised Work Programme for 2015. The revised programme, based on an approved budget of €33,601,402 and 137 Establishment Plan posts following the adoption of the EU Budget, sets out how ESMA intends to achieve its statutory objectives of investor protection and stable and orderly functioning markets through its operational activities of convergence, risk monitoring and analysis, the single rulebook and supervision.
10/02/2016 2016-202 2016 Regulatory Work Programme Reference PDF
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10/02/2016 2015-1475rev 2016 Work Programme Reference PDF
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27/01/2017 ESMA20-839860843-411 2017 Regulatory Work Programme , Reference PDF
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07/02/2018 ESMA20-95-823 2018 Regulatory Work Programme , , , Reference PDF
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05/10/2017 ESMA20-95-619 2018 Work Programme , Report PDF
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04/02/2019 ESMA20-95-1105 2019 Regulatory Work Programme , , Report PDF
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03/10/2018 ESMA20-95-933 2019 Work Programme , , Reference PDF
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01/10/2019 ESMA20-95-1132 2020 Work Programme , , , Reference PDF
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09/01/2019 ESMA50-157-1391 Advice on Initial Coin Offerings and Crypto-Assets Report 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.
27/02/2018 ESMA71-319-70 Afore Consulting’s Second Annual FinTech and Digitalisation Conference: Regulation at the European Level and Beyond – Stanhope Hotel Brussels , Speech PDF
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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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09/01/2019 ESMA50-157-1384 Annex- Legal qualification of crypto-assets – survey to NCAs Reference PDF
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14/06/2017 ESMA20-95-590 Annual Report 2016 , , Annual Report PDF
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Corrigendum - date on the letter of assurance from the Executive Director on p81 had inadvertently been dated 14 June 2017, when the letter was signed on 2 June 2017. The date has been amended accordingly

19/06/2018 ESMA20-95-916 Annual Report 2017 , , Annual Report PDF
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08/11/2016 2016/1053 FORM Application Form for FISC CWG , Reference DOCX
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26/04/2019 ESMA2015 EY Audit opinion on ESMA final accounts 2015 , Reference PDF
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