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|08/07/2022||ESMA32-384-5422||Public Statement_ Prospectus supervision in the context of EU sanctions connected to RU’s invasion of UA||Prospectus||Statement||PDF
|14/03/2022||ESMA71-99-1864||ESMA Statement on Ukraine||Benchmarks, Board of Supervisors, CCP Directorate, Corporate Disclosure, Credit Rating Agencies, Fund Management, Market Abuse, Market Integrity, MiFID - Secondary Markets, Post Trading, Press Releases, Trade Repositories, Trading||Statement||PDF
|27/01/2022||JC 2022 02||ESAs welcome ESRB Recommendation on a pan-European systemic cyber incident coordination framework for relevant authorities||Innovation and Products, Joint Committee||Statement||PDF
|27/07/2021||ESMA31-62-1258||Q&As on the Prospectus Regulation||Prospectus||Q&A||PDF
|15/07/2021||ESMA32-384-5209||ESMA Public Statement SPACs||MiFID - Investor Protection, Prospectus||Statement||PDF
|24/03/2021||ESMA71-99-1608||ESMA appoints new chair of Market Integrity Standing Committee||Board of Supervisors, Management Board, Market Integrity, Press Releases||Statement||PDF
|28/01/2021||ESMA71-99-1545||ESMA new MB member January 2021||Board of Supervisors, Corporate Information, Management Board||Statement||PDF
|06/01/2021||ESMA32-339-149||Public Statement Targeted Longer-Term Refinancing Operations III||Corporate Finance||Statement||PDF
|09/11/2020||ESMA31-67-127||Question and answers on Transparency Directive (TD)||Brexit, Corporate Disclosure, Corporate Finance, Supervisory convergence, Transparency||Q&A||PDF
|01/10/2020||ESMA70-155-10962||Impact of Brexit on the application of MiFID II/MiFIR||Brexit, MiFID - Secondary Markets, Trading||Statement||PDF
|30/09/2020||ESMA31-62-1491||Public statement QA update Prospectus||Prospectus||Statement||PDF
|06/02/2020||ESMA70-156-2274||Public statement- Ensuring a common supervisory approach to secure compliance with the MiFIR pre-trade transparency requirements in commodity derivatives||Trading||Statement||PDF
|11/04/2019||ESMA31-62-780||Q&A on Prospectus Related Topics||Q&A||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
|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
|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
|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
|06/07/2017||ESMA71-99-522||ESMA appoints new member to its Management Board||Corporate Information, Management Board||Statement||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
|07/03/2017||ESMA50-1623096732-432x||Closing remarks Financial Innovation Day||Innovation and Products||Statement||PDF