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ESMA is seeking experts in financial innovation for its consultative group

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has launched the process to renew the Consultative Working Group (CWG) of the Financial Innovation Standing Committee (FISC).  ESMA is calling for expressions of interest from stakeholders to become a member of the CWG by 15 January 2019. ESMA has established the CWG to benefit from the expertise [...]

Dec 6th, 2018|Comments Off on ESMA is seeking experts in financial innovation for its consultative group

Revised AVMS Directive Published & Comes Into Force on 19 December 2018

The revised Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) of the European Parliament and European Council has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union. The AVMSD lays down the provisions by law, regulation or administrative action in Member States concerning the audiovisual media services. It will officially enter into force on 19th December 2018. The transposition period of 21 months will end [...]

Dec 6th, 2018|Comments Off on Revised AVMS Directive Published & Comes Into Force on 19 December 2018

ASA Rulings Published

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) publish rulings every Wednesday and set out on the public record how, following investigation, the advertising rules apply and where the ASA draw the line in judging whether an ad has broken the rules. This week’s rulings have been published, and the following advertisers have been formally investigated. Rulings for: [...]

Dec 5th, 2018|Comments Off on ASA Rulings Published

ScamSmart prompts tens of thousands of pension holders to seek information

The number of people seeking information about pension scams has soared since the launch of the first joint campaign by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and The Pensions Regulator (TPR) this summer. In the 55 days before the launch around 31,000 people visited the ScamSmart website at an average of 562 per day. In the 55 days [...]

Dec 4th, 2018|Comments Off on ScamSmart prompts tens of thousands of pension holders to seek information

ESMA sees rising market nervousness and sensitivity linked to Brexit risks

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has issued the latest iteration of its Risk Dashboard covering risks in the EU’s securities markets for Q3 2018. ESMA’s overall risk assessment remains unchanged from Q2 2018 at high levels. Equity markets increased slightly over the course of the 3rd quarter 2018, however market nervousness and sensitivity are [...]

Nov 30th, 2018|Comments Off on ESMA sees rising market nervousness and sensitivity linked to Brexit risks