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13/05/2020 ESMA71-99-1327 Press Release CLO Thematic Report , , Press Release PDF
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15/04/2020 ESMA70-155-9845 Opinion on CNMV emergency measure under the SSR , , Opinion PDF
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15/04/2020 ESMA70-155-9848 Opinion on FMA emergency measure under the SSR , , Opinion PDF
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15/04/2020 ESMA70-155-9854 Opinion on AMF emergency measure under the SSR , , Opinion PDF
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15/04/2020 ESMA71-99-1318 ESMA issues positive opinions on short selling bans by 5 jurisdictions , , , Press Release PDF
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15/04/2020 ESMA70-155-9833 Opinion on FSMA emergency measure under the SSR , , Opinion PDF
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15/04/2020 ESMA70-155-9853 Opinion on HCMC emergency measure under the SSR , , Opinion PDF
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24/03/2020 ESMA70-155-9604 Opinion on FMA emergency measure under the SSR , , Opinion PDF
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19/03/2020 ESMA70-155-9587 Opinion on HCMC emergency measure under the SSR , , Opinion PDF
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19/03/2020 ESMA70-155-9590 Opinion on FSMA emergency measure under the SSR , , Opinion PDF
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18/03/2020 ESMA70-155-9581 Opinion on AMF emergency measure under SSR , , Opinion PDF
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17/03/2020 ESMA70-155-9565 Opinion on CONSOB emergency measure under SSR , , Opinion PDF
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17/03/2020 ESMA70-155-9556 Opinion on CNMV emergency measure under SSR , , Opinion PDF
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16/03/2020 ESMA71-99-1291 ESMA requires net short position holders to report positions of 0.1% and above , , , Press Release PDF
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16/03/2020 ESMA70-155-9546 ESMA decision on thresholds for reporting net short positions , , Decision 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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13/11/2017 ESMA71-99-649 Press Release ICO Statements , , 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.
07/02/2014 2014/146 MiFID practices for firms selling complex products , Opinion PDF
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