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26/07/2017 ESMA32-62-91 Comment letter to the IAASB on ISA 540 Auditing accounting estimates , Letter PDF
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10/11/2016 2016-1564 ESMA prepares for new International Financial Reporting Standard 9 , , , Press Release PDF
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10/11/2016 2016-1563 Issues for consideration in implementing IFRS 9: Financial Instruments , , Statement PDF
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12/10/2016 2016/1465 Comment letter to IASB regarding the proposed IASB’s ED ‘Definition of a Business and Accounting for Previously Held Interests’ , Letter PDF
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12/10/2016 2016/1466 Comment letter to EFRAG regarding the proposed IASB’s ED ‘Definition of a Business and Accounting for Previously Held Interests’ , Letter PDF
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25/07/2016 2016/1166 Warning about CFDs, binary options and other speculative products , Investor Warning PDF
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26/05/2016 2016/728 Comment letter to IAASB on Audit Quality , Letter PDF
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04/04/2016 2016/218 ToR Audit Working Group Reference PDF
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31/07/2014 2014/944 Potential Risks Associated with Investing in Contingent Convertible Instruments , Statement PDF
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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.
30/06/2014 2014/726 Enhanced protection for retail investors: MiFID II and MiFIR Reference PDF
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Changes are being made to a key piece of European law whose purpose is to protect you when you buy or invest in financial products. The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) is being updated and strengthened in some important areas and will be known as MiFID II. MiFID is central to the regulation of financial markets in the European Union. It regulates the provision of investment services in financial instruments (such as shares, bonds, derivatives and various structured products) by banks and investment firms, and the operation of traditional stock exchanges and alternative trading venues. One of its core objectives is to ensure a high degree of harmonised protection for investors in financial instruments. We highlight some of the more important changes taking place to MiFID which we think are most relevant to you as a retail investor.
18/06/2014 2014 Joint ESA Consumer Protection Day- Programme , Reference PDF
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07/04/2014 2014/363 Letter to the IAASB on its Proposed Strategy and Work Program for 2015-2019 Letter PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) considered the Consultation Paper on the IAASB’s Proposed Strategy for 2015-2019 and the Proposed Work Program for 2015-2016 (CP) and thanks you for the opportunity to contribute to the IAASB’s due process. The views expressed in this letter are made from the point of view of securities regulators with the aim to enhance investor protection and improve listed entities’ auditors’ reports.

07/02/2014 2014/154 SV Risker med att investera i komplexa produkter , Investor Warning PDF
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07/02/2014 2014/154 ES Riesgos de las inversiones en productos complejos , Investor Warning PDF
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07/02/2014 2014/154 SL Tveganja, ki jih prinašajo naložbe v kompleksne produkte , Investor Warning PDF
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07/02/2014 2014/154 SK Riziká investovania do komplexných produktov , Investor Warning PDF
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07/02/2014 2014/154 RO Riscurile investirii în produse complexe , Investor Warning PDF
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07/02/2014 2014/154 PT Os riscos de investir em produtos complexos , Investor Warning PDF
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07/02/2014 2014/154 PL Zagrożenia związane z inwestowaniem w produkty złożone , Investor Warning PDF
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07/02/2014 2014/154 MT Ir-riskji li tinvesti fi prodotti kumplessi , Investor Warning PDF
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