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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.
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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30/01/2019 ESMA22-105-661 Agenda for open hearing on sustainable finance 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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08/11/2016 2016/1053 FORM Application Form for FISC CWG , Reference DOCX
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15/03/2018 15-03-2018 Big Data Factsheet Reference PDF
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04/04/2022 ESMA30-379-1022 Call for candidates on Consultative Working Group of ESMA’s Coordination Network on Sustainability (CNS) Reference PDF
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ESMA is seeking candidates for its newly established Consultative Working Group (CWG) of the Coordination Network on Sustainability (CNS). The CWG will have approximately 20 members, selected for a renewable term of two years, and will be composed of experts in sustainable finance.

ESMA is particularly interested in applications from experts representing institutional and retail investors, investment managers, investment services providers, issuers, benchmarks administrators, credit and ESG ratings providers, auditors, third-party verifiers, data providers, financial innovation players, market infrastructures and non-governmental organisations, think tanks or research units, with expertise in the field of sustainable finance.

Interested experts are invited to apply by 11 May 2022.

25/05/2021 ESMA-50-164-4518 response form Call for evidence on digital finance- response form Reference DOCX
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03/02/2022 ESMA80-416-250 Call For Evidence on Market Characteristics for ESG Rating Providers in the EU Reference PDF
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04/01/2022 ESMA70-156-4957 Call for evidence- DLT Pilot Regime and review of MiFIR RTS on transparency and reporting , Reference PDF
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04/01/2022 ESMA70-156-4957 Call for evidence- DLT Pilot Regime- response form , Reference DOCX
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08/11/2016 2016/1053 Call for expressions of interest Consultative Working Group for ESMA’s Financial Innovation Standing Committee (FISC) , Reference PDF
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16/11/2012 2012/752 Call for expressions of interest: Consultative Working Group for ESMA’s Financial Innovation Standing Committee Reference PDF
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To apply, please use the below Application form
18/11/2014 2014/1371 Call for expressions of interest: Consultative Working Group for ESMA’s Financial Innovation Standing Committee Reference PDF
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ESMA today launches a process to renew the composition of the Consultative Working Group (‘CWG’) for the Financial Innovation Standing Committee (’FISC’). ESMA is therefore calling for expressions of interest from stakeholders. Application procedure, closing date Relevant stakeholders meeting the required selection criteria and wishing to apply for a position on the CWG are invited to submit, in English: a completed application form (see separate document), 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/europass/home/hornav/Downloads/Europas... It is optional for applicants to attach a motivation letter (2 pages maximum). Unclear or incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications must be submitted by email using the application form by no later than 31 December 2014 to the following email addresses: patrick.armstrong@esma.europa.eu and anne.chone@esma.europa.eu.
04/12/2018 ESMA50-157-1377 Call for expressions of interest: Consultative Working Group for ESMA’s Financial Innovation Standing Committee Reference PDF
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14/12/2020 ESMA50-157-2413 Call for expressions of interest: Consultative Working Group for ESMA’s Financial Innovation Standing Committee Reference PDF
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26/07/2021 C(2021) 4858 final Commission decision on Q&As to ESAs , Reference PDF
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20/12/2019 ESMA71-100-1792 CRAs and TRs Follow Up Fees Factsheet , , Reference PDF
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03/06/2020 ESMA50-164-3342 response form Draft Guidelines on Outsourcing to Cloud Service Providers- response form Reference DOCX
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