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|31/07/2014||2014/944||Potential Risks Associated with Investing in Contingent Convertible Instruments||Warnings and publications for investors, Innovation and Products||Statement||PDF
|The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) is issuing this statement to clarify to institutional investors risks from a newly emerging asset class referred to by most market participants as contingent convertibles instruments (CoCos). If they work as intended in a crisis CoCos will play an important role to inhibit risk transfer from debt holders to taxpayers. They along with standards to improve the quality and quantity of bank capital reflect a considerate response to the former regulatory capital framework. However, it is unclear as to whether investors fully consider the risks of CoCos and correctly factor those risks into their valuation. ESMA believes there are specific risks to CoCos and that investors should take those risks into consideration prior to investing in these instruments.|
|01/07/2015||2015/1005||Questions and Answers: Investment-based crowdfunding: money laundering/terrorist financing||Innovation and Products||Q&A||PDF
|09/02/2016||2016/235||Comment letter on Taxonomy due process||Corporate Disclosure, European Single Electronic Format, Transparency||Letter||PDF
|18/04/2016||2016/623||ESMA's response to EC Consultation Non-binding Guidelines for reporting of non-financial information by companies||Transparency||Letter||PDF
|05/01/2017||2016/1621||2016-1621 ESMA letter to EC on postponement of ESEF RTS||Corporate Disclosure, European Single Electronic Format, Transparency||Letter||PDF
|07/03/2017||ESMA50-1623096732-432||Opening remarks Financial Innovation Day||Innovation and Products||Statement||PDF
|07/03/2017||ESMA50-1623096732-432x||Closing remarks Financial Innovation Day||Innovation and Products||Statement||PDF
|06/04/2017||ESMA32-61-136||Comment Letter to EFRAG on ED 'Annual Improvements to IFRS Standards 2015–2017 Cycle'||Corporate Disclosure, IAS Regulation, Transparency||Letter||PDF
|06/04/2017||ESMA32-61-135||Comment Letter to IASB on ED 'Annual Improvements to IFRS Standards 2015–2017 Cycle'||Corporate Disclosure, IAS Regulation, Transparency||Letter||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
|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
|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
|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
|24/04/2018||ESMA33-128-485||Letter to OG- Delivery of ESMA’s technical standards on disclosure under the Securitisation Regulation||Securitisation||Letter||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
|05/09/2018||ESMA70-151-1651 Annex 1||Letter from European Commission on SFTR draft RTS||Securities Financing Transactions||Letter||PDF
|05/09/2018||ESMA70-151-1719||Letter to VP Dombrovskis on opinion on SFTR||Securities Financing Transactions||Letter||PDF
|18/12/2018||fisma.01/РР/ rv/ (2018) 6771757||European Commission letter to ESMA on draft RTS and ITS securitisation disclosures||Securitisation||Letter||PDF
On Friday 14 December 2018, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) received a letter from the European Commission regarding the draft regulatory and implementing technical standards on securitisation disclosures submitted by ESMA on 22 August 2018.
The letter states that the Commission intends to endorse those draft regulatory and implementing technical standards only once certain amendments are introduced.
|08/01/2019||ESMA33-128-619||Letter to EC on regulatory cooperation under the Securitisation Regulation||Securitisation||Letter||PDF
|11/01/2019||ESMA33-128-577||Statement on Securitisation implementation||Securitisation||Statement||PDF