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|06/05/2020||ESMA71-99-1321||ESMA registers SFTR TRs||Press Releases, Securities Financing Transactions, Trade Repositories||Statement||PDF
|11/03/2020||ESMA71-99-1290||ESMA Statement on Markets and COVID-19||Board of Supervisors, COVID-19||Statement||PDF
|04/06/2019||ESMA71-319-120||FESE Dinner Address||Brexit, International cooperation, MiFID - Secondary Markets, Post Trading, Speeches||Speech||PDF
|07/03/2016||2016/345||Financial Innovation towards a balanced regulatory response- Speech by V. Ross||Innovation and Products, Speeches||Speech||PDF
|12/10/2018||ESMA71-99-1051||Financial Technology: ESMA’s Approach- Speech at the 4th Luxembourg FinTech Conference||Innovation and Products||Speech||PDF
|30/09/2016||2016/1420||Financial Technology: The Regulatory Tipping Points||Innovation and Products, Risk Analysis & Economics - Markets Infrastructure Investors||Speech||PDF
|03/03/2020||ESMA50-164-3187||Innovation on a Grand Scale- speech by Steven Maijoor, Afore Consulting 4th Annual FinTech and Regulation Conference,Brussels||Innovation and Products, Speeches||Speech||PDF
|04/02/2021||ESMA50-164-4111||Keynote speech- Safely navigating accelerating digital transformation- Steven Maijoor||Innovation and Products, Speeches||Speech||PDF
|27/04/2018||ESMA22-103-753||Multilateral MoU on cooperation, information exchange and consultation||International cooperation, Joint Committee||Statement||PDF
|30/01/2019||ESMA71-99-1095||New IMSC Chair||Board of Supervisors, Fund Management||Statement||PDF
|17/12/2020||ESMA71-99-1493||New SCSC Chair December 2020||Board of Supervisors, Corporate Information, Press Releases, Supervisory convergence||Statement||PDF
|07/03/2017||ESMA50-1623096732-432||Opening remarks Financial Innovation Day||Innovation and Products||Statement||PDF
|07/01/2016||2015/1912||Opening Speech by J Servais, President of FSMA||Innovation and Products||Speech||PDF
|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||Innovation and Products||Opinion||PDF
|18/12/2014||2014/1378||Opinion- Investment-based crowdfunding||Innovation and Products||Opinion||PDF
|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.|
|31/07/2014||2014/944||Potential Risks Associated with Investing in Contingent Convertible Instruments||Warnings and publications for investors, Innovation and Products||Statement||PDF
|The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) is issuing this statement to clarify to institutional investors risks from a newly emerging asset class referred to by most market participants as contingent convertibles instruments (CoCos). If they work as intended in a crisis CoCos will play an important role to inhibit risk transfer from debt holders to taxpayers. They along with standards to improve the quality and quantity of bank capital reflect a considerate response to the former regulatory capital framework. However, it is unclear as to whether investors fully consider the risks of CoCos and correctly factor those risks into their valuation. ESMA believes there are specific risks to CoCos and that investors should take those risks into consideration prior to investing in these instruments.|
|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
|01/06/2017||ESMA71-99-466||Public Notice- Moody's Germany and Moody's United Kingdom||Board of Supervisors||Statement||PDF
|03/04/2020||ESMA34-39-969||Public Statement of Consultation Practices||Board of Supervisors, Corporate Information||Statement||PDF
|18/12/2020||ESMA80-192-10053||Public Statement_Registration_DTCC Data Repository (Ireland) PLC under EMIR and SFTR||Securities Financing Transactions, Trade Repositories||Statement||PDF