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|11/06/2020||ESMA32-334-245||ESMA response to EC Consultation on NFRD||Corporate Disclosure, Sustainable finance||Statement||PDF
|17/07/2019||ESMA35-36-1711||Report on sanctions and measures imposed under MiFID II in 2018||MiFID - Investor Protection||Report||PDF
|12/07/2019||ESMA35-36-1743||Statement Product Intervention||MiFID - Investor Protection||Statement||PDF
|31/03/2020||ESMA35-36-1919||Clarification of issues related to the publication of reports by execution venues and firms as required under RTS 27 and 28||COVID-19, MiFID - Investor Protection||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
|11/02/2020||ESMA35-43-1076||Compliance table for Guidelines on MiFID II product governance requirements (ESMA35-43-620)||Guidelines and Technical standards, MiFID - Investor Protection||Compliance table||PDF
|06/11/2018||ESMA35-43-1215||Compliance table for Joint ESMA and EBA Guidelines on the assessment of the suitability of members of the management body||Guidelines and Technical standards, Joint Committee, MiFID - Investor Protection||Compliance table||PDF
|19/12/2018||ESMA35-43-1328||Brexit Statement- information to clients||Brexit, MiFID - Investor Protection||Statement||PDF
|20/06/2019||ESMA35-43-1430||Compliance table on Guidelines on MiFID II suitability requirements||Guidelines and Technical standards, MiFID - Investor Protection||Compliance table||PDF
|10/03/2020||ESMA35-43-1957||Compliance table- Guidelines on complex debt instruments and structured deposits (ESMA/2015/1787)||Guidelines and Technical standards, MiFID - Investor Protection||Compliance table||PDF
|10/03/2020||ESMA35-43-1968||Compliance table- Guidelines on cross-selling practices (ESMA/2016/574)||Guidelines and Technical standards, MiFID - Investor Protection||Compliance table||PDF
|27/05/2020||ESMA35-43-2183||Compliance table- Guidelines for the assessment of knowledge and competence 2020||Guidelines and Technical standards, MiFID - Investor Protection||Compliance table||PDF
|20/03/2020||ESMA35-43-2348||ESMA Statement on COVID-19 telephone recording||COVID-19, MiFID - Investor Protection||Statement||PDF
|06/05/2020||ESMA35-43-2391||Reminder of firms’ MiFID II conduct of business obligations in the context of increasing retail investor activity||COVID-19, MiFID - Investor Protection||Statement||PDF
|24/07/2018||ESMA42-111-4653||Follow-up Report to the Peer Review on MiFID Suitability Requirements||MiFID - Investor Protection||Report||PDF
|11/01/2017||ESMA42-1643088512-2962||ESMA42-1643088512-2962 Follow-up Report to the Peer Review on Best Execution||MiFID - Investor Protection, MiFID - Secondary Markets, Supervisory convergence||Report||PDF
|01/06/2018||ESMA50-162-214||Product Intervention Analysis Binary Options||MiFID - Investor Protection, Risk Analysis & Economics - Markets Infrastructure Investors||Report||PDF
|01/06/2018||ESMA50-162-215||Product Intervention Analysis CFDs||MiFID - Investor Protection, Risk Analysis & Economics - Markets Infrastructure Investors||Report||PDF
|07/10/2019||ESMA65-8-6254||ESMA’s Data Operational Plan under a no-deal Brexit scenario on 31 October 2019||Brexit, MiFID - Secondary Markets, MiFID II: Transparency Calculations and DVC||Statement||PDF
|21/03/2019||ESMA70-145-1345||Compliance table for the Guidelines on transaction reporting, order record keeping and clock synchronization under MiFID II||Guidelines and Technical standards, MiFID - Secondary Markets||Compliance table||PDF