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13/04/2018 ESMA70-145-442 ESMA Opinion on AMF Accepted Market Practice on liquidity contracts , Opinion PDF
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15/03/2018 15-3-18 ESAs weigh benefits and risks of Big Data , Press Release PDF
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15/03/2018 15-03-2018 Big Data Factsheet Reference PDF
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15/03/2018 JC-2018-04 Joint Committee Final Report on Big Data Final Report PDF
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27/02/2018 ESMA71-319-70 Afore Consulting’s Second Annual FinTech and Digitalisation Conference: Regulation at the European Level and Beyond – Stanhope Hotel Brussels , Speech PDF
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06/02/2018 ESMA70-145-398 Final report on draft ITS on forms and procedures for cooperation under Article 24 and 25 MAR Final Report PDF
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06/12/2017 ESMA50-164-1173 Press Release MiFID/MAR Transitional Transparency Calculations , , , , Press Release PDF
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06/12/2017 ESMA71-99-669 ESMA MIFID and MAR Data Systems , , , Reference PDF
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13/11/2017 ESMA71-99-649 Press Release ICO Statements , , Press Release PDF
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13/11/2017 ESMA50-157-828 ESMA alerts firms involved in Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) to the need to meet relevant regulatory requirements , Statement PDF
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13/11/2017 ESMA50-157-829 ESMA alerts investors to the high risks of Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) , Statement PDF
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16/10/2017 ESMA65-8-5046 FIRDS- Instructions on access and download of full and delta reference data files , , , Reference PDF
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29/09/2017 ESMA71-99-602 ESMA appoints new chairs to Standing Committees , , , , , , , Statement PDF
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27/09/2017 ESMA70-145-171 Opinion on the intended accepted market practice on liquidity contracts notified by the CMVM Opinion PDF
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Link to the revised template describing the Portuguese AMP as established by a decision of the Portuguese CMVM of 9 November 2017 and published in accordance with Article 2 (3) of Commission Delegated Regulation  (EU) 2016/908: https://www.esma.europa.eu/sites/default/files/cmvm_annex_-_amp_on_liquidity_contracts.pdf

12/09/2017 ESMA70-146-15 ESMA opinion on CNMV short selling ban on Liberbank Opinion PDF
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19/07/2017 ESMA50-164-820 Regulatory Technology: Reshaping the Supervisor-Market Participant Relationship , Speech PDF
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12/07/2017 ESMA70-146-13 Opinion on CNMV renewal of emergency measure under Short-Selling Regulation Opinion PDF
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07/07/2017 ESMA70-145-127 Consultation paper on the evaluation of the short-selling regulation , Consultation Paper 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].

08/06/2017 ESMA70-145-104 Introductory statement for ECON meeting on level 2 Measures under the Benchmarks Regulation (BMR) Statement PDF
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