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|17/03/2022||ESA 2022 15||EU financial regulators warn consumers on the risks of crypto-assets||Innovation and Products, Joint Committee, MiFID - Investor Protection, Warnings and publications for investors||Investor Warning||PDF
|14/03/2022||ESMA71-99-1864||ESMA Statement on Ukraine||Benchmarks, Board of Supervisors, CCP Directorate, Corporate Disclosure, Credit Rating Agencies, Fund Management, Market Abuse, Market Integrity, MiFID - Secondary Markets, Post Trading, Press Releases, Trade Repositories, Trading||Statement||PDF
|27/01/2022||JC 2022 02||ESAs welcome ESRB Recommendation on a pan-European systemic cyber incident coordination framework for relevant authorities||Innovation and Products, Joint Committee||Statement||PDF
|26/01/2022||ESMA70-447-1885||Statement on new NSP notification threshold||Market Integrity, Short Selling||Statement||PDF
|28/10/2021||ESMA70-154-2780||ESMA’s Statement on Investment Recommendations on Social Media||Market Integrity, MiFID - Investor Protection||Statement||PDF
|24/03/2021||ESMA71-99-1608||ESMA appoints new chair of Market Integrity Standing Committee||Board of Supervisors, Management Board, Market Integrity, Press Releases||Statement||PDF
|23/02/2021||ESMA22-105-1307||Introductory statement on GameStop share trading- Steven Maijoor||Market Integrity, MiFID - Investor Protection||Statement||PDF
|17/02/2021||ESMA70-155-11809||Episodes of very high volatility in trading of certain stocks||Market Integrity, MiFID - Investor Protection||Statement||PDF
|27/03/2020||ESMA31-67-742||Public statement on publication deadlines under the Transparency Directive||COVID-19, Transparency||Statement||PDF
|10/04/2019||JC 2019 26||Joint ESA advice on the need for legislative improvements relating to ICT risk management requirements||Innovation and Products, Joint Committee||Technical Advice||PDF
|10/04/2019||JC 2019 25||Joint ESA advice on the costs and benefits of developing a coherent cyber resilience testing framework for significant market participants and infrastructures||Innovation and Products, Joint Committee||Technical Advice||PDF
|07/11/2018||ESMA71-99-1058||ESMA new SC chairs||Fund Management, MiFID - Investor Protection, Risk Analysis & Economics - Markets Infrastructure Investors||Statement||PDF
|11/07/2018||ESMA70-145-941||Introductory statement for ECON scrutiny session on Level 2 measures under the EU Benchmarks Regulation||Market Integrity||Statement||PDF
|22/06/2018||ESMA 70-145-466 EC||Annex to ESMA response to the EC consultation on supervisory reporting fitness check||Market Integrity||Statement||PDF
|23/05/2018||ESMA71-99-979||ESMA appoints new chair to its Committee of Economic and Markets’ Analysis||Innovation and Products, Risk Analysis & Economics - Markets Infrastructure Investors||Statement||PDF
|13/11/2017||ESMA50-157-828||ESMA alerts firms involved in Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) to the need to meet relevant regulatory requirements||Innovation and Products, Warnings and publications for investors||Statement||PDF
|13/11/2017||ESMA50-157-829||ESMA alerts investors to the high risks of Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)||Innovation and Products, Warnings and publications for investors||Statement||PDF
|29/09/2017||ESMA71-99-602||ESMA appoints new chairs to Standing Committees||Board of Supervisors, Corporate Disclosure, Corporate Finance, Corporate Information, Innovation and Products, Market Integrity, MiFID - Secondary Markets, Post Trading||Statement||PDF
|28/06/2017||ESMA35-36-885||Product Intervention- General Statement||Innovation and Products, MiFID - Investor Protection||Statement||PDF
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 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.
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.
 ESMA/2016/1166 Warning about CFDs, binary options and other speculative products published 25 July 2016
|08/06/2017||ESMA70-145-104||Introductory statement for ECON meeting on level 2 Measures under the Benchmarks Regulation (BMR)||Market Integrity||Statement||PDF