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Sustainability risks and factors: ESMA Consulations (MiFID II, AIFMD, UCITS)

On 19 December 2018, ESMA launched three consultations concerning sustainable finance initiatives under the European Commission’s Sustainable Action Plan and sought views on the integration of sustainability risks and factors into the relevant directives.

ESMA fines five banks for issuing credit ratings without authorisation

On 23 July 2018, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published the decisions of the Board of Supervisors (all dated 11 July 2018) to fine five banks for issuing credit ratings without authorisation, in breach of the Credit Rating Agencies Regulation (CRAR).

ESMA Clarifies Application of the Benchmarks Regulation to Investment Funds

ESMA has issued a second Q&A on the Benchmarks Regulation (BMR) in less than two months that will be of interest to investment funds.

ESMA to use new powers to attack the sale of CFDs...

  ESMA has launched a public consultation on measures to protect retail investors investing in contracts for difference (CFDs) and binary bets. Potential changes include...