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07/02/2014 2014/152 ESMA tells firms to improve their selling practices for complex financial products , Press Release PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published an Opinion on practices to be observed by investment firms when selling complex financial products to investors. ESMA is issuing this opinion to remind national supervisors and investment firms about the importance of requirements governing selling practices under MiFID (Markets in Financial Instruments Directive).ESMA is issuing this Opinion as it is concerned that firms’ compliance with the MiFID selling practices when selling complex products may have fallen short of expected standards. The concerns relate mainly to the suitability and appropriateness of complex products that are increasingly within the grasp of retail investors. The Opinion sets out ESMA’s minimum expectations with respect to the conduct of firms when selling complex products to retail investors.Steven Maijoor, ESMA Chair, said: “Investment firms increasingly sell complex financial products such as warrants, different types of structured bonds, derivatives and asset-backed securities, which were previously accessible mainly to professional investors, to retail investors.“ESMA is concerned that this trend greatly increases the risk that customers do not understand the risks, costs and expected returns of the products they are buying. Therefore, we believe that it is crucial that investment firms act responsibly and in the best interest of their clients.“The level of concern regarding the risk posed by these products to investor protection when MiFID rules are not fully respected is such that we have also issued an EU-wide warning to investors in order to raise awareness about the risks arising from investing in these types of complex products.” The marketing and sale of complex financial products, in particular to retail investors, is an important investor protection area where ESMA wants to ensure a consistent approach to the application of the MiFID conduct business rules - thereby improving supervisory convergence.The areas covered by the Opinion relate to: firms’ organisation and internal controls; the assessment of the suitability or appropriateness of certain products; disclosures and communications in relation to products; and compliance monitoring of the sales functions.
06/02/2014 2012/387 HR Smjernice o određenim aspektima MiFID-ovih zahtjeva vezanih uz primjerenost Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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06/02/2014 2012/388 HR Smjernice o određenim aspektima MiFID-ovih zahtjeva vezanih uz funkciju praćenja usklađenosti Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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01/10/2013 2013/606 SV Ersättningspolicy och ersättningspraxis (MiFID-direktivet) , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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01/10/2013 2013/606 ES Políticas y prácticas de remuneración (MiFID) , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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01/10/2013 2013/606 SL Politike in prakse prejemkov (MiFID) , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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01/10/2013 2013/606 SK Politiky a postupy odmeňovania (MiFID) , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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01/10/2013 2013/606 RO Politici și practici de remunerare (Directiva privind piețele instrumentelor financiare, MiFID) , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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01/10/2013 2013/606 PT Políticas e práticas de remuneração (DMIF) , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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01/10/2013 2013/606 PL Wytyczne w sprawie zasad i praktyk dotyczących wynagrodzeń (MiFID) , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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01/10/2013 2013/606 MT Politiki u prattiki ta’ remunerazzjoni (MiFID) , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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01/10/2013 2013/606 LT Atlyginimų nustatymo politika ir praktika (FPRD) , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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01/10/2013 2013/606 LV Atlīdzības politika un prakse (FITD) , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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01/10/2013 2013/606 IT Politiche e prassi retributive (MiFID) , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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01/10/2013 2013/606 DE Vergütungsgrundsätze und-verfahren (MiFID) , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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01/10/2013 2013/606 HU Javadalmazási politikák és gyakorlatok (MiFID) , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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01/10/2013 2013/606 EL Κατευθυντήριες γραμμές σχετικά με τις πολιτικές και τις πρακτικές αποδοχών (MiFID) , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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01/10/2013 2013/606 FR Politiques et pratiques de rémunération (Directive MIF) , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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01/10/2013 2013/606 FI Palkka- ja palkkiopolitiikat ja-käytännöt (MiFID) , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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01/10/2013 2013/606 ET Tasustamispoliitika ja-tavad (finantsinstrumentide turgude direktiiv) , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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