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16/10/2019 ESMA30-201-535 Response form to consultation on amended PRIIPs KID , Reference DOCX
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12/02/2018 ESMA50-164-1284 ESA warning on virtual currencies , Investor Warning PDF
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06/11/2017 ESMA50-165-422 The impact of charges on mutual fund returns- correction , , Reference PDF
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ERRATUM - In the original version of this document published on 19 October 2017 in table V.3 on page 4, the values in the last four rows of column five were accidentally misreported. For this reason, ESMA now provides a corrected version, including the corrected values and a footnote pointing to the initial mistake.

ESMA carried out a first analysis on fund performance measures, developing initial metrics to analyse the impact of ongoing fees, one-off charges and inflation on the returns of mutual funds. Key preliminary results for the EU fund industry show: Substantial reduction in net returns available to investors, especially in the retail sector and weakly cost- or price-sensitive investment decisions by retail investors

On average ongoing fees and one-off charges and inflation-reduced returns available to investors by 29% of gross returns between 2013 and 2015. These reductions apply to all market segments, while varying across jurisdictions, asset classes and client types. Relative return reductions range from 11% for passive equity fund shares to 44% for retail fund shares in bond mutual funds. Relative and absolute return reductions for actively managed and retail fund shares tend to exceed those of passively managed and institutional fund shares. Despite the impact of fees and charges on the net outcome to investors, these do not seem to be reflected in investor choices.

19/10/2017 Ares(2017)5008790 European Commission request to ESAs to issue recurrent reports- CMU action , Reference PDF
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04/04/2016 2016/218 ToR Audit Working Group Reference PDF
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05/01/2016 JC/2015/073/E Errata PRIIPs Consultation Paper , Reference PDF
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The ESAs have identified errors in two formulas on page 37 (paragraphs 27 and 28 of Annex II (Market Risk Measure)) of the Joint Consultation Paper on PRIIPs Key Information Documents, published on 11 November 2015.  This document contains the correct formulas. 

01/12/2015 JC/2015/079 2015 list of identified Financial Conglomerates , Reference PDF
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11/11/2015 JC/2015/073/R Form_to_reply_cp_PRIIPS , Reference DOCX
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05/10/2015 JC/2015/055 2016 Work Programme of the Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities Reference PDF
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The Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities in 2016 will continue to prioritise consumer protection – in particular the work on Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products (PRIIPs), and cross-sectoral risk analysis. Moreover, it will proceed with the joint regulatory work already underway in areas such as anti-money laundering, financial conglomerates and securitisation while being prepared to address any new developments in the European regulatory field if necessary.
05/10/2015 JC/2015/055 2016 Work Programme of the Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities Reference PDF
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14/09/2015 2015/1381 Annex to the Statement by Steven Maijoor ESAs Joint Committee- ECON Hearing 14 September 2015 , Reference PDF
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16/12/2014 JC DC 2014 001 Joint Committee's Rules of Procedures Reference PDF
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19/11/2014 JC/14/089 Call for interest Expert Group PRIIPs , Reference PDF
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The Joint Committee of the three European Supervisory Authorities (EBA, EIOPA and ESMA) launched today a call for expressions of interest with the aim of identifying members of a Consultative Expert Group (CEG), who will advise and provide technical input to the Joint Committee’s Sub-group on Key Information Documents for Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products (PRIIPs).This CEG will be made up of a maximum of eighteen members, who will represent market participants, retail investors, academics and independent experts.The mandate of the CEG will be for a period of one year.A list of candidates who meet the criteria set out in this call will be drawn and the final selection of the members will be done in consultation with the Executive Directors of the three European Supervisory Authorities.Application procedure and closing dateRelevant stakeholders meeting the required selection criteria and wishing to apply for a position on the CEG are invited to submit, in English: a completed application form (see Annex 1 of this call), and a detailed curriculum vitae (CV), preferably in the EU CV format - the link to the template for this is: http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/en/documents/curriculum-vitae/templates-instructions Unclear or incomplete applications will not be considered.Applications must be submitted by email using the application form by no later than 23:59 GMT on 15 December 2014 to the following email addresses: timothy.shakesby@eiopa.europa.eu
23/10/2014 JC/2014/071 List of identified financial conglomerates Reference PDF
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The Joint Committee publishes the 2014 List of Identified Financial Conglomerates. The latest version of the list shows 71 financial conglomerates with the head of group in an EU/EEA country, one with the head of group in Australia, two with the head of the group in Switzerland, and two with the head of group in the United States.
10/10/2014 JC/2014/74 2015 Work Programme of the Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities Reference PDF
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25/08/2014 JC/2014/43 lt Vertybinių popierių (ESMA) ir bankų (EBI) sektorių skundų nagrinėjimo gairės , Reference PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) and the European Banking Authority (EBA) published today their Joint Committee final Report on guidelines for handling consumer complaints in the securities and banking sectors. The document aims to increase market confidence and for the benefit of consumers and firms alike it will ensure a harmonised approach to handling complaints for all 28 EU Member States and across all financial services sectors.The final report published today is part of the efforts of the European Supervisory Authorities to bring further supervisory convergence across the securities and banking sectors. It was developed on the basis of the existing complaints-handling guidelines established by EIOPA (the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority) for the insurance sector. The report was launched for a public consultation last year and this final version takes into consideration the feedback received.ESMA and the EBA consider that these guidelines will ensure a consistent approach to complaints-handling across the EU. Consumers can purchase financial services and products in the investment, banking and insurance sectors across the entire EU Single Market and these guidelines will allow them to refer to a single set of complaints-handling arrangements. EU consumers will therefore be able to rely on the same approach irrespective of what type of product they have purchased and where they have purchased it.In addition to strengthening consumer protection -a key statutory objective for ESMA and for the EBA-, the guidelines will also allow firms, some of which sell products from more than one sector across the EU, to streamline and standardise their own complaints-handling arrangements. National regulators too will be able to supervise the same harmonised requirements across all sectors of financial services in their own jurisdictions.The guidelines will be translated into the official languages of the European Union (EU) and they will become applicable two months after the date of publication of their translations.

18/06/2014 2014 Joint ESA Consumer Protection Day- Programme , Reference PDF
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02/10/2013 JC/2013/051 Joint Committee of the ESAs’ 2014 Work Programme Reference PDF
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The Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities (EBA, ESMA, EIOPA) publishes today its Work Programme for next year. Throughout 2014, the Joint Committee will give high priority to the areas of Consumer Protection and Cross-Sectoral Risk Analysis, as in the current year. The Joint Committee will also bring forward its regulatory work already underway in key areas such as Financial Conglomerates, Anti-Money Laundering, Benchmark setting processes and Credit Rating Agencies. Furthermore, the Joint Committee will keep on monitoring closely legislative and regulatory developments both at the European and international level, so as to ensure appropriate and timely follow-up, including in relation to Systemically Important Financial Institutions (SIFIs).
16/01/2013 JC/2013/02 Joint Committee of the ESAs’ 2013 Work Programme Reference PDF
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In 2013, the Joint Committee will give high priority to the areas of consumer protection and risk analysis. The Joint Committee will also pursue the regulatory work initiated in 2012 in key areas such as Financial Conglomerates, AntiMoney Laundering and Credit Ratings, and will give more visibility to its work to externalstakeholders.
24/10/2012 JC/2012/88 EBA, EIOPA and ESMA’s Response to the European Commission’s Call for Advice on the Fundamental Review of the Financial Conglomerates Directive Reference PDF
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