Effects of product intervention measures regarding CFDs and binary options on market participants and clients
Responding to this paper
ESMA invites comments on this paper and in particular on the specific questions summarised in Chapter 5.
ESMA will consider all comments received by 4 November 2019.
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Who should read this paper
All interested stakeholders are invited to respond to this call for evidence. This call for evidence is primarily of interest to (i) investment firms and credit institutions providing investment services (and in particular providers of contracts for differences or binary options impacted by ESMA product intervention measures) and (ii) consumer groups and
investors. When mentioning ESMA product intervention measures, reference is made to the measures in relation to the marketing, distribution or sale of contracts for difference (CFDs) and binary options to retail clients as set out in ESMA Decisions (EU) 2018/7961, (EU) 2018/1636 2, (EU) 2019/155 3, (EU) 2019/679 4, (EU) 2018/795 5, (EU) 2018/1466 6, (EU) 2018/2064 7 and (EU) 2019/509 8.