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|01/07/2015||2015/1005||Questions and Answers: Investment-based crowdfunding: money laundering/terrorist financing||Innovation and Products||Q&A||PDF
|28/09/2015||2015/1457||Final Report CSDR TS on CSD Requirements and Internalised Settlement||Post Trading||Technical Standards||PDF
|28/09/2015||2015/1457 - Annex II||Annex II- CSDR TS on CSD Requirements and Internalised Settlement||Post Trading||Technical Standards||PDF
|28/09/2015||2015/1457 Annex III||Annex III- CSDR TS on CSD Requirements and Internalised Settlement||Post Trading||Technical Standards||PDF
|02/10/2015||2015/1481||Final Report Draft technical standards on the Clearing Obligation – Index Credit Derivatives||Post Trading||Technical Standards||PDF
|19/11/2015||2015/1750||EMIR statement re bank guarantees energy market||Post Trading||Statement||PDF
|10/02/2016||2016-278||EU-US approach CCP equivalence||Post Trading, Press Releases||Statement||PDF
|29/04/2016||2016/665||Q&A on ESMA’s EU-wide stress tests for CCPs||Post Trading||Q&A||PDF
|25/05/2016||2016/724||Requirements for reference data submission under Article 4 MAR||Market Abuse, Market Integrity||Statement||PDF
|30/09/2016||2016/1408||ESMA appoints new chairs to Standing Committees||Board of Supervisors, Fund Management, Market Integrity, MiFID - Investor Protection||Statement||PDF
The Board of Supervisors of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has appointed the following individuals to serve as chairs of its standing committees:
The standing committees are expert groups drawn from ESMA staff and the national competent authorities for securities markets regulation in the Member States, and are responsible for the development of policy in their respective areas. The appointments are for a period of two years and commence with immediate effect.
|28/10/2016||ESMA/2016/1528||European common enforcement priorities for 2016 financial statements||Corporate Disclosure, Corporate Information, IFRS Supervisory Convergence||Statement||PDF
|23/02/2017||ESMA70-708036281-185||ESAs communication on variation margin exchange under the EMIR RTS on OTC derivatives||Post Trading||Statement||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
|08/06/2017||ESMA70-145-104||Introductory statement for ECON meeting on level 2 Measures under the Benchmarks Regulation (BMR)||Market Integrity||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
|06/07/2017||ESMA71-99-522||ESMA appoints new member to its Management Board||Corporate Information, Management Board||Statement||PDF
|29/09/2017||ESMA71-99-602||ESMA appoints new chairs to Standing Committees||Board of Supervisors, Corporate Disclosure, Corporate Finance, Corporate Information, Innovation and Products, Market Integrity, MiFID - Secondary Markets, Post Trading||Statement||PDF
|13/11/2017||ESMA50-157-829||ESMA alerts investors to the high risks of Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)||Innovation and Products, Warnings and publications for investors||Statement||PDF
|13/11/2017||ESMA50-157-828||ESMA alerts firms involved in Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) to the need to meet relevant regulatory requirements||Innovation and Products, Warnings and publications for investors||Statement||PDF