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21/07/2022 ESMA71-99-1986 Press Release- ESMA finds NCAs' scrutiny and approval of prospectuses satisfactory , Press Release PDF
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15/07/2021 ESMA71-99-1709 Press Release- ESMA SPACs statement , , Press Release PDF
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25/02/2021 ESMA70-155-11890 Statement CumEx CumCum scandal- Fabrizio Planta , , , Speech PDF
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16/07/2020 ESMA71-99-1366 ESMA publishes its first Review Reports on the MiFIR transparency regime , Press Release PDF
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15/07/2020 ESMA71-99-1362 ESMA promotes consistent application of prospectus disclosure requirements , Press Release PDF
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17/04/2020 ESMA71-99-1313 Benchmarks MoU- 30 Mar (MAS ESMA) , , Press Release PDF
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04/02/2020 ESMA71-99-1281 Press_Release- Review Report on equity transparency regime Press Release PDF
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10/10/2019 ESMA71-319-144 Building the EU Capital Markets Union while fostering global financial markets- EU-Asia Financial Dialogue/ASIFMA Conference , , , Speech PDF
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EU-Asia Financial Dialogue/ASIFMA Conference, Tokyo 10 October

04/06/2019 ESMA71-319-120 FESE Dinner Address , , , , Speech PDF
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15/02/2019 ESMA71-99-1115 ESMA IOSCO Statement on EDPB Opinion , Press Release PDF
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01/06/2018 ESMA71-99-973 ESMA71-99-973 Press Release Product Intervention EUOJ publication , , Press Release PDF
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30/05/2018 ESMA71-99-987 PR on EBA-ESMA statement on retail holders of bail-inable instruments , , Press Release PDF
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03/04/2018 ESMA71-99-959 ESMA proposes simplifications to prospectuses format and content , Press Release PDF
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13/11/2017 ESMA71-99-649 Press Release ICO Statements , , Press Release PDF
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06/07/2017 ESMA71-99-514 Press release- ESMA proposes simplifications for prospectuses , Press Release PDF
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30/06/2016 2016/1047 Press Release Prospectus Peer Review , Press Release PDF
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07/02/2014 2014/152 ESMA tells firms to improve their selling practices for complex financial products , Press Release PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published an Opinion on practices to be observed by investment firms when selling complex financial products to investors. ESMA is issuing this opinion to remind national supervisors and investment firms about the importance of requirements governing selling practices under MiFID (Markets in Financial Instruments Directive).ESMA is issuing this Opinion as it is concerned that firms’ compliance with the MiFID selling practices when selling complex products may have fallen short of expected standards. The concerns relate mainly to the suitability and appropriateness of complex products that are increasingly within the grasp of retail investors. The Opinion sets out ESMA’s minimum expectations with respect to the conduct of firms when selling complex products to retail investors.Steven Maijoor, ESMA Chair, said: “Investment firms increasingly sell complex financial products such as warrants, different types of structured bonds, derivatives and asset-backed securities, which were previously accessible mainly to professional investors, to retail investors.“ESMA is concerned that this trend greatly increases the risk that customers do not understand the risks, costs and expected returns of the products they are buying. Therefore, we believe that it is crucial that investment firms act responsibly and in the best interest of their clients.“The level of concern regarding the risk posed by these products to investor protection when MiFID rules are not fully respected is such that we have also issued an EU-wide warning to investors in order to raise awareness about the risks arising from investing in these types of complex products.” The marketing and sale of complex financial products, in particular to retail investors, is an important investor protection area where ESMA wants to ensure a consistent approach to the application of the MiFID conduct business rules - thereby improving supervisory convergence.The areas covered by the Opinion relate to: firms’ organisation and internal controls; the assessment of the suitability or appropriateness of certain products; disclosures and communications in relation to products; and compliance monitoring of the sales functions.
18/07/2013 2013/992 ESMA finalises supervisory co-operation agreements for alternative investment , , Press Release PDF
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28/06/2013 2013/845 Joint Committee of ESAs holds its first Consumer Protection Day Press Release PDF
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20/03/2013 2013/318 Feedback Statement on proposed amendments to the ESMA update of the CESR recommendations for the consistent implementation of the Prospectuses Regulation regarding mineral companies , , CESR Document PDF
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