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06/08/2021 ESMA70-145-111 Q&A on the Market Abuse Regulation , Q&A PDF
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The purpose of this document is to promote common supervisory approaches and practices in the application of MAR and its implementing measures. It does this by providing responses to questions posed by the general public and competent authorities in relation to the practical application of the MAR framework

The content of this document is aimed at competent authorities to ensure that in their supervisory activities and their actions are converging along the lines of the responses adopted by ESMA and at helping issuers, investors and other market participants by providing clarity on the content of the market abuse rules, rather than creating an extra layer of requirements.

29/07/2021 ESMA70-145-114 Q&A on the Benchmarks Regulation (BMR) , Q&A PDF
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31/05/2021 ESMA70-155-11961 Opinion on AMF AMP , Opinion PDF
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27/05/2021 ESMA22-105-1363 ESMA OPINION ON 2019 DISCHARGE REPORT OF EP , Opinion PDF
87.37 KB
09/11/2020 ESMA31-67-127 Question and answers on Transparency Directive (TD) , , , , Q&A PDF
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28/07/2020 ESMA22-105-1208 ESMA Opinion on 2018 Discharge Report of EP Opinion PDF
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29/04/2020 ESMA41-137-1300 ESMAR Article 9a(3) Opinion- BMR NCA Opinion PDF
126.5 KB
29/04/2020 ESMA41-137-1299 ESMAR Article 9a(2) Opinion- BMR EC Opinion PDF
130.45 KB
17/04/2020 ESMA32-51-370 Q&A on ESMA Guidelines on Alternative Performance Measures , Q&A PDF
329.01 KB
31/01/2020 ESMA70-155-7850 Opinion- Relating to the intended Accepted Market Practice on liquidity contracts notified by the Commissione Nazionale per le Società e la Borsa (Consob) Opinion PDF
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19/09/2019 ESMA70-155-8524 ESMA Opinion CNMV revised Accepted Market Practice , Opinion PDF
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11/04/2019 ESMA31-62-780 Q&A on Prospectus Related Topics , , , , , , Q&A PDF
957.9 KB
13/04/2018 ESMA70-145-442 ESMA Opinion on AMF Accepted Market Practice on liquidity contracts , Opinion PDF
542.91 KB
30/05/2017 ESMA70-145-103 Communication on launch of reference data submission under MAR , Opinion PDF
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25/04/2017 ESMA70-145-76 Points for convergence in relation to MAR accepted market practices on liquidity contracts , Opinion PDF
166.37 KB
12/01/2017 ESMA50-1215332076-23 Opinion on the impact of the exclusion of fund management companies from the scope of the MiFIR intervention powers Opinion PDF
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17/06/2016 2016/982 Opinion on inside information disclosure under the Market Abuse Regulation Opinion PDF
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01/04/2016 2016/419 Q&A Market Abuse Directive Q&A PDF
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01/07/2015 2015/1005 Questions and Answers: Investment-based crowdfunding: money laundering/terrorist financing Q&A PDF
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18/12/2014 2014/1378 Opinion- Investment-based crowdfunding Opinion 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 this document.