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ESMA publishes report on the licencing of FinTech firms across Europe

12 July 2019
wide holistic crowdfunding regime, particularly for crowdfunding based on non-MiFID II instruments. ...

ESMA publishes its 2019 Risk Assessment Work Programme

07 February 2019
AIFs and structured retail products); and o   the first annual statistical report on MiFID II data. ... under its AIFMD, MiFID and EMIR mandates and others becomes available, ESMA is – in cooperation with ...

Crypto-assets need common EU-wide approach to ensure investor protection

09 January 2019
instruments under MiFID, there are areas that require potential interpretation or re-consideration of specific ... crypto-assets may qualify as MiFID financial instruments, in which case the full set of EU financial rules would ...

ESAs publish joint report on regulatory sandboxes and innovation hubs

07 January 2019
facilitators; (ii) promote transparency of regulatory and supervisory policy outcomes from arising from ...

ESMA highlights ICO risks for investors and firms

13 November 2017
the Prospectus Directive, ·         the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID), ·         ...

ESMA appoints new standing committee chairs

29 September 2017
Integrity MiFID- Secondary Markets Post Trading ESMA has appointed new chairs for its Corporate Finance, ...

ESMA appoints new chairs to Standing Committees

ESMA71-99-602
29 September 2017
Corporate Information Innovation and Products Market Integrity MiFID- Secondary Markets Post Trading Type ...

Product Intervention - General Statement

ESMA35-36-885
28 June 2017
being discussed for (i) CFDs and rolling spot forex and (ii) binary options include proposals that take ... speculative products to retail investors under MiFID published 31 March 2017 | [2] ESMA/2016/1166  Warning ... MiFID- Investor Protection Type Statement Main document ...

ESMA identifies areas for improvements in shareholder identification and communication systems

05 April 2017
shareholder identification and transmission of information under the Shareholder Rights Directive (SRD II ... SRD II of an issuer’s right to identify its shareholders, it would be useful if issuers and ... to harmonise key aspects of the transmission of information and shareholder communication. Here, SRD II ...

ESMA calls for consistent application of MiFIR product intervention powers

12 January 2017
3 January 2018. Currently, the powers will only apply to MiFID investment firms marketing products which ... would create a level-playing field between MiFID firms and fund management companies, ensuring we ... with certain specified features. ESMA and NCAs will also have the powers to prohibit MIFID financial ...

Press Release - Investment-based crowdfunding needs EU-wide common approach

2014/1568
18 December 2014
Instruments Directive (MiFID), the Prospectus Directive, the Directive for Alternative Investment Fund ... include: the impact of the Prospects Directive thresholds; capital requirements and the use of the MiFID ... those platforms that currently operate outside of the scope of MiFID The Opinion and Advice have been ...

ESMA issues good practices for structured retail product governance

2014/334
27 March 2014
2014/334 Section MiFID- Investor Protection Innovation and Products Type Press Release Main document ...

Structured Retail Products - Good practices for product governance arrangements

2014/332
27 March 2014
Instruments Directive (MiFID)  and its implementing measures (notably, Directive 2006/73/EC), the regulatory ... developments arising from the MiFID review or existing product rules that may apply to SRPs.  4.    ESMA’s ... in particular, (i) the complexity of the SRPs they manufacture or distribute, (ii) the nature and ...