ESMA: Short guide for retail investors
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published a short guide for retail investors explaining the impact of the changes to be made in investor protection under the MiFID II reform.
It highlights some of the most important changes taking place to MiFID which may be most relevant to retail investors.
Changes are being made to a key piece of European law whose purpose is to protect investors when buying or investing in financial products. The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) is being updated and strengthened in some important areas and will be known as MiFID II.
MiFID is central to the regulation of financial markets in the European Union. It regulates the provision of investment services in financial instruments (such as shares, bonds, derivatives and various structured products) by banks and investment firms, and the operation of traditional stock exchanges and alternative trading venues. One of its core objectives is to ensure a high degree of harmonised protection for investors in financial instruments.
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