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ESMA Publishes Q&As In Relation The Temporary Product Intervention Measures

Date 01/06/2018

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has today published its Questions and Answers on ESMA’s temporary product intervention measures on the marketing, distribution or sale of CFDs and binary options to retail clients based on Article 40 of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 (the Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation, MiFIR)

The overall Q&As on ESMA’s temporary product intervention measures on the marketing, distribution or sale of CFDs and Binary options to retail clients provides answers to practical questions in relation to: 

·         Existing contracts;

·         Payments;

·         Margin close-out protection;

·         Aggregate liability;

·         Monetary benefits;

·         Binary options;

·         CFDs referencing futures

·         Guaranteed stop loss orders

The purpose of this Q&A is to promote common supervisory approaches and practices in the application of ESMA’s temporary product intervention measures in relation to the marketing, distribution or sale of CFDs and Binary options to retail clients. It aims at market participants.

ESMA will continue to monitor this Q&A on ESMA’s temporary product intervention measures on the marketing, distribution or sale of CFDs and Binary options to retail clients in the coming months and will review and update them where required.