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19/05/2022 ESMA35-42-1445 Technical Advice on the possibility to extend the transitional period under the crowdfunding regulation Final Report PDF
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This report fulfils the mandate received by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) from the European Commission (EC) in February 2014 to provide it with an update on the level of convergence of the Indian Accounting Standards (Ind-AS)1 towards International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and the quality of application and enforcement of the Ind-AS, so that the EC can provide a progress report to the Council and the European Parliament (EP) in line with its obligations under Commission Regulation (EC) 1569/2007.

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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30/03/2021 ESMA74-362-1013 MiFIR review report on the obligations to report transactions and reference data , Final Report PDF
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28/05/2018 ESMA35-43-869 Guidelines on certain aspects of the MiFID II suitability requirements Final Report PDF
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22/12/2015 2015/1861 Final report- Guidelines on cross-selling practices Final Report PDF
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03/01/2022 ESMA35-43-2938 Final report- Guidelines on certain aspects of the MiFID II appropriateness and execution-only requirements , Final Report PDF
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14/11/2016 2016/1565 Final Report on the clearing obligation for financial counterparties with a limited volume of activity , Final Report PDF
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22/10/2021 JC 2021 50 Final report on taxonomy-related product disclosure RTS , Final Report PDF
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02/07/2021 ESMA35-36-2319 Final Report on joint ESMA and EBA GL on the assessment of suitability of members of the management body Final Report PDF
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03/05/2019 ESMA34-45-688 Final report on integrating sustainability risks and factors in the UCITS Directive and the AIFMD , Final Report PDF
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03/05/2019 ESMA35-43-1737 Final report on integrating sustainability risks and factors in the MIFID II , , Final Report PDF
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02/06/2017 ESMA35-43-620 Final report on guidelines on MiFID II product governance requirements Final Report PDF
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31/03/2022 ESMA35-36-2537 Final Report on Guidelines on certain aspects of the MiFID II remuneration requirements , Final Report PDF
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17/12/2015 2015/1886 Final report on guidelines for the assessment of knowledge and competence Final Report PDF
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Reasons for publication

1.            Article 25(1) of Directive 2014/65/EU (MiFID II) states that Member States shall require investment firms to ensure and demonstrate to competent authorities on request that natural persons giving investment advice or providing information about financial instruments, investment services or ancillary services to clients on behalf of the investment firm possess the necessary knowledge and competence to fulfil their obligations under Article 24 and Article 25 .

2.            The European Securities and Markets Authority is required by Article 25(9) of MiFID II to develop – by 3 January 2016 - guidelines specifying criteria for the assessment of knowledge and competence of investment firms’ personnel. The guidelines will come into effect on 3 January 2017.

3.            In accordance with Article 16(2) of the ESMA Regulation, a consultation was launched on 23 April 2015. The Consultation Paper (CP) set out draft ESMA guidelines for the assessment of knowledge and competence of individuals in investment firms providing investment advice or information about financial instruments, investment services or ancillary services to clients on behalf of the investment firm. The consultation period closed on 10 July 2015.

4.            ESMA received 80 responses. The answers received on the CP are available on ESMA’s website unless respondents requested otherwise.

5.            As provided by Article 16 of the ESMA Regulation, ESMA also sought the advice of the Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group’s (SMSG).

6.            This paper contains summaries of responses received and feedback statements provided by ESMA. ESMA recommends that this report should be read together with the CP published on 23 April 2015 to have a complete understanding of the rationale for the guidelines. The final guidelines presented in Annex VI take into account the comments and suggestions raised by respondents.

Contents

7.            Section II briefly summarises the feedback to the CP and the main responses from ESMA.

8.            Section III contains the Annexes: Annex I provides the Summary of questions, Annex II contains the legislative mandate, Annex III reports the cost-benefit analysis, Annex IV reports the Opinion of the Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group, Annex V details the feedback on the CP, Annex VI sets out the final text of the guidelines and Annex VII describes some illustrative examples of the application of certain aspects of the guidelines.

Next Steps

9.            The final guidelines in Annex VI will be translated into the official EU languages and published on the ESMA website. The publication of the translations will trigger a two-month period during which National Competent Authorities (NCAs) must notify ESMA whether they comply or intend to comply with the guidelines.