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07/11/2018 ESMA71-99-1058 ESMA new SC chairs , , Statement PDF
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21/09/2018 esma70-156-769 ESMA opinion on MiFID II RTS 1 Technical Standards PDF
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27/06/2018 ESMA70-145-924 Speech by ESMA Executive Director Verena Ross on LEI , Speech PDF
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21/06/2018 ESMA70-156-427 MiFID II Implementation – Achievements and Current Priorities, Steven Maijoor, FESE convention 2018, Vienna, 21 June , Speech PDF
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20/06/2018 ESMA70-145-872 Public statement on LEI Statement PDF
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30/05/2018 ESMA71-99-991 Statement of the EBA and ESMA on the treatment of retail holdings of debt financial instruments subject to the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive , Statement PDF
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21/03/2018 ESMA71-99-964 CMU, Brexit and ESA review – What’s next? Steven Maijoor BVI Keynote , , Speech PDF
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20/12/2017 ESMA70-145-401 ESMA statement for smooth implementation of LEI Statement PDF
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15/12/2017 ESMA71-99-910 Statement on preparatory work of the European Securities and Markets Authority in relation to CFDs and binary options offered to retail clients , Statement PDF
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30/11/2017 ESMA71-319-65 Keynote Address at ASIFMA Annual Conference 2017 Hong Kong- Verena Ross , , Speech PDF
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20/11/2017 ESMA71-99-662 GFMA-ASIFMA LEI WEBINAR 19.10.17 Speech PDF
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05/10/2017 ESMA35-42-597 Speech by Steven Maijoor on financial education and investor protection in Europe- IOSCO World Investor Week , Speech PDF
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29/09/2017 ESMA71-99-602 ESMA appoints new chairs to Standing Committees , , , , , , , Statement PDF
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28/09/2017 ESMA70-154-356 Public statement- Joint work plan of ESMA and NCAs for opinions on MiFID II pre-trade transparency waivers and position limits Statement PDF
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22/09/2017 ESMA71-319-53 Verena Ross Keynote AFME Compliance and Legal Conference , Speech PDF
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28/06/2017 ESMA35-36-885 Product Intervention- General Statement , Statement PDF
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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[1] 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[2].

 

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[3].

28/02/2017 ESMA70-872942901-21 - annex Final Draft RTS on packaged orders Technical Standards PDF
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09/02/2017 ESMA70-872942901-3 Revised ESMA draft MiFID ITS — position reporting of commodity derivatives Technical Standards PDF
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02/12/2016 2016/1640 Speech by Verena Ross, ESMA Executive Director at the 2016 Global Capital Markets Conference , Speech PDF
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17/11/2016 2016/1584 Safeguarding investors is key to ensuring the capital markets Union’s success , Speech PDF
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