MiFID II – ESMA issues updated Q&As on transparency and market structures and investor protection and intermediaries topics
ESMA updated its Q&As on 18 December 2017 on MiFID II Q&As on transparency and market structures.
This update includes new answers regarding:
- The scope of the tick size regime.
- Application of MiFID II after 3 January 2018, including issues of ‘late transposition’.
- Equity transparency.
- Non-equity transparency.
- Pre-trade transparency waivers.
ESMA updated its Q&As on 18 December 2017 on MiFID II and MiFIR investor protection and intermediaries topics.
The new Q&As cover the topics of inducements, suitability, and provision of investment services and activities by third country firms.
The European Commission published the state of play of MiFID II transposition on 12 January 2018. As of this date, the following member states had not transposed MIFID II
EMIR – ESMA updates its public register for the clearing obligation under EMIR
ESMA updated it's public register of derivatives on 19 January 2018 subject to the clearing obligation, removing certain commodity derivatives.
ESMA consults on potential CFD and binary options measures to protect retail investors
ESMA issued a call on 18 January 2018 for evidence for the use of potential product intervention measures on contracts for differences and binary options to retail clients.
The call for evidence and response form for potential product intervention measures on CDFs and BOs to retail clients and potential product intervention measures contracts are available.