ESMA published an updated version of its Q&As on investor protection and intermediaries topics under the MiFID II Directive and MiFIR. ESMA added new Q&As or updated existing Q&As concerning: 

  • Best execution
  • Client categorisation
  • Provision of investment services and activities by third country firms

ESMA also updated a question on the supervisory responsibilities of competent authorities in host member states when a UCITS ManCo or AIFM provides investment services through a branch established in the host member state. 

ESMA also updated its FAQs on transitional transparency calculations for equity and bond instruments required under the MiFID II Directive and MiFIR. 

ESMA also updated its Q&As on data reporting under MiFIR.