On July 30, 2015, ESMA announced the new members of its Consultative Working Group for the Investor Protection and Intermediaries Standing Committee. The new chair of the Committee is Jean-Paul Servais, Chair of the Belgian Financial Services and Markets Authority. The Committee is responsible for work on investor protection in the provision of investment services and activities by investment firms and banks, including the conduct of business rules, distribution of investment products, investment advice and suitability, and for providing technical advice and draft technical standards to the European Commission on relevant issues under the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive.