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02/04/2019 ESMA71-99-1138 ESMA issues four positive opinions on national product intervention measures , Press Release PDF
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27/03/2019 ESMA71-99-1130 ESMA renews CFD measures from 1 May 2019 , Press Release PDF
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18/02/2019 ESMA71-99-1057 ESMA to renew prohibition on binary options for a further three months Press Release PDF
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19/12/2018 ESMA71-99-1078 ESMA renews CFD measures from February 1 , Press Release PDF
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19/12/2018 ESMA71-99-1085 Press release- ESMA consults on measures to promote sustainability in EU capital markets , , Press Release PDF
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09/11/2018 ESMA71-99-1057 ESMA renews binary options prohibition for a further three months from 2 January 2019 , Press Release PDF
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28/09/2018 ESMA71-99-1041 ESMA to renew restriction on CFDs for a further three months , Press Release PDF
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24/08/2018 ESMA71-99-1026 ESMA to renew prohibition on binary options for a further three months , 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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27/03/2018 ESMA71-98-128 Press release- ESMA agrees to prohibit binary options and restrict CFDs to protect retail investors , Press Release PDF
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12/02/2018 ESMA71-99-946 Press release- ESAs warn consumers of risks in buying virtual currencies Press Release PDF
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18/01/2018 ESMA71-99-930 Product Intervention Call for Evidence PR , Press Release PDF
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29/11/2017 ESMA71-99-661 Peer Review on MiFID Compliance Function Press Release , , Press Release PDF
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26/09/2017 ESMA71-99-599 EBA and ESMA provide guidance to assess the suitability of management body members and key function holders , , , Press Release PDF
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The European Banking Authority (EBA) and the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) have published their joint Guidelines to assess the suitability of members of management bodies and key function holders.

05/10/2016 2016/1438 ESMA consults on product governance guidelines to safeguard investors , Press Release PDF
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25/07/2016 2016/1167 Press release- ESMA issues warning on sale of speculative products to retail investors Press Release PDF
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02/06/2016 2016/903 ESMA reminds firms of responsibilities when selling bail-in securities Press Release PDF
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07/04/2016 2016/582 ESMA finds room for improvement in national supervision of investment advice to retail clients , , Press Release PDF
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22/12/2015 2015/1872 Press Release Cross Selling Guidelines Press Release PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published its Guidelines on Cross-Selling Practices under MiFID II (guidelines) to ensure investors are treated fairly when an investment firm offers two or more financial products or services as part of a package.

The guidelines include principles on:

  • improving disclosures when different products are cross-sold with one another;
  • requiring firms to provide investors with all relevant information in a timely and clear manner;
  • addressing conflicts of interest arising from remuneration models; and
  • improving client understanding on whether purchasing the individual products offered in a package is possible.

The European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) – EBA, EIOPA and ESMA - initially intended to issue joint guidelines covering all cross-selling practices taking place in the banking, insurance and securities sectors given that cross-selling is often cross-sectoral, and had consulted the stakeholders previously on this basis.

However, in light of legal concerns, the ESAs decided not to issue joint guidelines on cross-selling practices but agreed that ESMA should issue ESMA-only guidelines under MiFID II in order to meet its 3 January 2016 deadline.

While ESMA’s guidelines take into account the results of the ESAs’ joint consultation, the final report focuses on the feedback regarding cross-selling practices under MIFID II. Further, the guidelines are addressed to national regulators supervising the firms which provide MiFID services, when they engage in cross-selling practices.

The ESAs intend to inform the European Commission about the issues encountered and raise the possibility of legislative change to provide a foundation for future joint guidelines.

The guidelines will apply from 3 January 2017.