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Statement on preparatory work of the European Securities and Markets Authority in relation to CFDs and binary options offered to retail clients
15 December 2017
Reference ESMA71-99-910 Section MiFID- Investor Protection Warnings and publications for investors ...
Opinion to support supervisory convergence in the area of investment firms in the context of the United Kingdom withdrawing from the European Union
13 July 2017
Reference ESMA35-43-762 Section Brexit MiFID- Investor Protection Supervisory convergence Type ...
Product Intervention - General Statement
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 |  ESMA/2016/1166 Warning ... MiFID- Investor Protection Type Statement Main document ...
This statement provides an update on the European Securities and Markets Authority’s (ESMA) work in relation to the sale of contracts for differences (CFDs), binary options and other speculative products to retail investors. ESMA has been concerned about the provision of speculative products such...
ESMA appoints new chairs to Standing Committees
30 September 2016
2016/1408 Section Board of Supervisors Fund Management Market Integrity MiFID- Investor Protection Type ...
The Board of Supervisors of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has appointed the following individuals to serve as chairs of its standing committees: Hannelore Lausch, Executive Director of the Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht (BaFin), Germany, will chair the Market...
MiFID practices for firms selling financial instruments subject to the BRRD resolution regime
02 June 2016
Reference 2016/902 Section MiFID- Investor Protection Type Statement Main document ...
ESMA response to the Commission Green Paper on retail financial services
26 April 2016
Reference 2016/648 Section MiFID- Investor Protection Type Letter Main document ...
The cross-selling of financial products – ESA request to the European Commission
27 January 2016
Reference ESA/2016/07 Section Joint Committee MiFID- Investor Protection Type Letter Main document ...
Letter SM to EC - implementation timeline MiFID MiFIR
17 November 2015
Reference 2015/1513 Section MiFID- Investor Protection Type Letter Main document ... esma-2015-1513_letter_sm_to_ec_-_implementation_timeline_mifid_mifir.pdf Style ESMA document ...
ESMA's opinion to the European Parliament, Council and Commission and responses to the call for evidence on the functioning of the AIFMD EU passport and of the National Private Placement Regimes
30 July 2015
constitutes a “professional investor”; ii) varying interpretations of what activities constitute “marketing” ...
AIFMD and the request to ESMA for an Opinion In accordance with Articles 36 and 42 of the AIFMD, non-EU AIFMs and non-EU AIFs managed by EU AIFMs are subject to the NPPR of each of the Member States where the AIFs are marketed or managed. However, the AIFMD makes provision for the passport, which...
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...
MiFID practices for firms selling complex products
07 February 2014
Reference 2014/146 Section MiFID- Investor Protection Warnings and publications for investors Type ...
Letter to Jonathan Faull (EC) regarding draft technical standards
28 January 2014
Reference 2013/1941 Section MiFID- Investor Protection MiFID- Secondary Markets Type Letter Main ...
Reply of ESMA to the European Commission’s Green Paper on Shadow Banking
27 July 2012
Reference 2012/476 Section MiFID- Investor Protection Type Letter Main document esma-2012 ...