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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.
25/05/2021 ESMA-50-164-4518 Call for evidence- Digital Finance Consultation Paper PDF
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10/03/2020 ESMA70-156-2189 Consultation paper on Review Report on Transparency for Non-equity TOD Consultation Paper PDF
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04/02/2020 ESMA70-156-2188 Consultation paper on Review Report Transparency Equity DVC TOS Consultation Paper PDF
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25/09/2020 ESMA70-156-2013 Consultation Paper on the functioning of Organised Trading Facilities , Consultation Paper PDF
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09/07/2021 ESMA70-156-4236 Consultation Paper on the review of RTS 1 and 2 Consultation Paper PDF
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05/11/2020 ESMA30-379-325 Consultation Paper- Draft advice to EC under Article 8 of the Taxonomy Regulation Consultation Paper PDF
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03/02/2020 ESMA70-156-1757 Consultation Paper- MiFIR report on SI Consultation Paper PDF
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20/11/2020 ESMA74-362-932 CP on DRSP criteria for derogation , , Consultation Paper PDF
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20/11/2020 ESMA74-362-837 CP on DRSP fees , , Consultation Paper PDF
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09/01/2019 ESMA71-99-1084 Crypto-assets need common EU-wide approach to ensure investor protection , Press Release PDF
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02/06/2016 2016/773 Discussion Paper on the Distributed Ledger Technology Applied to Securities Markets , Consultation Paper PDF
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03/06/2020 ESMA50-164-3342 Draft Guidelines on Outsourcing to Cloud Service Providers Consultation Paper PDF
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23/04/2020 JC 2020 41 ESAs consult on Environmental, Social and Governance disclosure rules , Press Release PDF
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15/03/2018 15-3-18 ESAs weigh benefits and risks of Big Data , Press Release PDF
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02/06/2016 2016/743 ESMA assesses usefulness of distributed ledger technologies , , Press Release PDF
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12/01/2017 ESMA71-844457584-322 ESMA calls for consistent application of MiFIR product intervention powers Press Release PDF
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03/06/2020 ESMA71-99-1334 ESMA consults on cloud outsourcing guidelines Press Release PDF
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27/03/2014 2014/334 ESMA issues good practices for structured retail product governance , Press Release PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published an opinion on structured retail products, setting out good practices for firms when manufacturing and distributing these products.
25/05/2021 ESMA71-99-1670 ESMA launches call for evidence on digital finance , Press Release PDF
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