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|16/11/2012||2012/752||Call for expressions of interest: Consultative Working Group for ESMA’s Financial Innovation Standing Committee||Innovation and Products||Reference||PDF
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|29/11/2013||2013/998 DA||Retningslinjer for modellen til aftalememorandum om høring, samarbejde og informationsudveksling vedrørende tilsyn med AIFMD-enheder||Fund Management, Guidelines and Technical standards||Reference||PDF
|29/11/2013||2013/998 SL||Smernice o vzorcu memoranduma glede posvetovanja, sodelovanja in izmenjave informacij v zvezi z nadzorom subjektov iz direktive UAIS||Fund Management, Guidelines and Technical standards||Reference||PDF
|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.|
|08/08/2014||2014/869 nl||Richtsnoeren voor rapportageverplichtingen uit hoofde van artikel 3, lid 3, onder d), en artikel 24, leden 1, 2 en 4, van de AIFMD||Guidelines and Technical standards||Reference||PDF
|08/08/2014||2014/869 ES||Directrices sobre las obligaciones de información de los artículos 3(3)(d) y 24(1), (2y (4) de la DGFIA||Guidelines and Technical standards||Reference||PDF
|25/08/2014||JC/2014/43 lt||Vertybinių popierių (ESMA) ir bankų (EBI) sektorių skundų nagrinėjimo gairės||Guidelines and Technical standards, Joint Committee||Reference||PDF
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) and the European Banking Authority (EBA) published today their Joint Committee final Report on guidelines for handling consumer complaints in the securities and banking sectors. The document aims to increase market confidence and for the benefit of consumers and firms alike it will ensure a harmonised approach to handling complaints for all 28 EU Member States and across all financial services sectors.The final report published today is part of the efforts of the European Supervisory Authorities to bring further supervisory convergence across the securities and banking sectors. It was developed on the basis of the existing complaints-handling guidelines established by EIOPA (the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority) for the insurance sector. The report was launched for a public consultation last year and this final version takes into consideration the feedback received.ESMA and the EBA consider that these guidelines will ensure a consistent approach to complaints-handling across the EU. Consumers can purchase financial services and products in the investment, banking and insurance sectors across the entire EU Single Market and these guidelines will allow them to refer to a single set of complaints-handling arrangements. EU consumers will therefore be able to rely on the same approach irrespective of what type of product they have purchased and where they have purchased it.In addition to strengthening consumer protection -a key statutory objective for ESMA and for the EBA-, the guidelines will also allow firms, some of which sell products from more than one sector across the EU, to streamline and standardise their own complaints-handling arrangements. National regulators too will be able to supervise the same harmonised requirements across all sectors of financial services in their own jurisdictions.The guidelines will be translated into the official languages of the European Union (EU) and they will become applicable two months after the date of publication of their translations.
|18/11/2014||2014/1371||Call for expressions of interest: Consultative Working Group for ESMA’s Financial Innovation Standing Committee||Innovation and Products||Reference||PDF
|ESMA today launches a process to renew the composition of the Consultative Working Group (‘CWG’) for the Financial Innovation Standing Committee (’FISC’). ESMA is therefore calling for expressions of interest from stakeholders. Application procedure, closing date Relevant stakeholders meeting the required selection criteria and wishing to apply for a position on the CWG are invited to submit, in English: a completed application form (see separate document), and a detailed curriculum vitae (CV), preferably in the EU CV format - the link to the template for this is: http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/europass/home/hornav/Downloads/Europas... It is optional for applicants to attach a motivation letter (2 pages maximum). Unclear or incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications must be submitted by email using the application form by no later than 31 December 2014 to the following email addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.|
|07/01/2016||2015-12-16 OECD||OECD A Blundell-Wignall speech for ESMA FI Day||Innovation and Products||Reference||PDF
|07/01/2016||2015/1913||ESMA FI Day- Panel outlines||Innovation and Products||Reference||PDF
|07/01/2016||2015/1914||Agenda for ESMA FI Day||Innovation and Products||Reference||PDF
|04/04/2016||2016/220||ToR FISC||Innovation and Products||Reference||PDF
|02/06/2016||2016/773 RF||Reply form for the Discussion Paper on the Distributed Ledger Technology Applied to Securities Markets||Innovation and Products, Risk Analysis & Economics - Markets Infrastructure Investors||Reference||DOCX
|31/10/2016||2016/1529 ANNEX||Annex I- Template for the assessment of collective suitability||Guidelines and Technical standards, MiFID - Investor Protection||Reference||XLSX
|08/11/2016||2016/1053 FORM||Application Form for FISC CWG||Innovation and Products, Risk Analysis & Economics - Markets Infrastructure Investors||Reference||DOCX
|08/11/2016||2016/1053||Call for expressions of interest Consultative Working Group for ESMA’s Financial Innovation Standing Committee (FISC)||Innovation and Products, Risk Analysis & Economics - Markets Infrastructure Investors||Reference||PDF
|07/03/2017||FI17||Agenda Financial Innovation Day 2017||Innovation and Products||Reference||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
|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