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Press Release - Investment-based crowdfunding needs EU-wide common approach
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 ...
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published an Opinion along with an Advice on Investment-based crowdfunding. The Opinion clarifies the EU rules applicable to crowdfunding, while the Advice highlights issues for consideration by the EU institutions to achieve greater...
ESMA issues good practices for structured retail product governance
27 March 2014
2014/334 Section MiFID- Investor Protection Innovation and Products Type Press Release Main document ...
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published an opinion on structured retail products, setting out good practices for firms when manufacturing and distributing these products.
Structured Retail Products - Good practices for product governance arrangements
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 ...
Legal basis 1. Regulation (EU) No 1095/2010 (ESMA Regulation) sets out the European Securities and Markets Authority’s (ESMA) scope of action, tasks and powers which include “enhancing customer protection”, and “foster[ing] investor protection”. 2. In order to continue delivering on this investor...
ESMA Guidelines on Alternative Performance Measures
13 February 2014
seek their views on such revision. Section II “Introduction” indicates the reasons for which ESMA ... summarised in annex II. Next steps ESMA will consider the feedback it receives to this consultation in 2014 ...
Reasons for publication In October 2005, the Committee of European Securities Regulators (CESR), ESMA’s predecessor body, published a Recommendation on Alternative Performance Measures (“CESR Recommendation” CESR/05-178b). The CESR Recommendation was issued mainly in order to reinforce the...