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09/01/2019 ESMA50-157-1391 Advice on Initial Coin Offerings and Crypto-Assets Report PDF
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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.
18/10/2018 ESMA 50-165-670 Annual statistical report of the EU Derivatives Markets- 2018 Report PDF
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09/12/2019 ESMA 50-157-2025 ASR on EU Derivatives markets- 2019 Report PDF
1.9 MB
02/06/2016 2016/773 Discussion Paper on the Distributed Ledger Technology Applied to Securities Markets , Consultation Paper PDF
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06/06/2016 2016/907 Economic Report on order duplication and liquidity measurement in EU equity markets Report PDF
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06/04/2020 ESMA 50-165-1098 ESMA annual statistical report on performance and costs of retail investment products in the EU- 2020 , , Report PDF
4.08 MB
20/03/2018 ESMA50-165-538 ESMA report on trends, risks and vulnerabilities 1, 2018 Final Report PDF
3.24 MB
06/09/2018 ESMA 50-165-632 ESMA report on trends, risks and vulnerabilities 2, 2018 Final Report PDF
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28/02/2019 ESMA50-165-737 ESMA report on trends, risks and vulnerabilities no. 1 2019 Final Report PDF
2.24 MB
19/02/2020 ESMA50-165-1040 ESMA report on trends, risks and vulnerabilities no.1 2020 Final Report PDF
1.42 MB
10/09/2019 ESMA50-165-8 ESMA report on trends, risks and vulnerabilities no.2 2019 Final Report PDF
2.31 MB
04/10/2016 2016/1415 ESMA reporton on securities financing transactions and leverage in the EU , Report PDF
1.94 MB
07/06/2017 ESMA50-158-457 ESMA response to the Commission Consultation Paper on Fintech: A more competitive and innovative financial sector Report PDF
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  1. ESMA welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Commission Consultation paper on Fintech: a more competitive and innovative financial sector (hereafter “the Consultation”).
  2. Fintech and, technological innovation in general, have been the drivers of a number of developments in the financial sector in recent years. Indeed, new forms of services and businesses such as automated advice or crowdfunding have emerged. ESMA sees these developments as a positive evolution as long as they are aimed at improving consumer financial experience and facilitate financial inclusion. ESMA would also want to stress that it adheres to the core principles (technological neutrality, proportionality and market integrity) highlighted by the Commission and agrees that any EU policies aiming to ensure the financial sector takes advantage of cutting-edge technologies, while remaining sound and safe for investors, need to integrate these principles.
  3. In this response, ESMA wishes to share with the Commission some reflections on a number of topics mentioned in the Consultation which appear relevant to ESMA:
    • Artificial intelligence and big data analytics for automated advice and businesses;
    • Crowdfunding;
    • Reg Tech;
    • Outsourcing and cloud computing;
    • Distributed ledger technology;
    • Role of regulation and supervisors; and
    • Role of industry: standards and interoperability
20/03/2018 ESMA50-165-539 ESMA risk dasbhboard 1, 2018 Report PDF
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28/02/2019 ESMA50-165-750 ESMA Risk Dashboard 1 2019 Report PDF
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14/06/2017 ESMA50-165-331 ESMA Risk Dashboard 1Q2107 Report PDF
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11/03/2015 2015/527 ESMA Risk Dashboard No 1 2015 Final Report PDF
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05/12/2017 ESMA50-165-498 ESMA Risk Dashboard No 4 2017 Report PDF
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06/06/2018 ESMA50-165-584 ESMA Risk Dashboard No. 2 2018 Report PDF
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