On 17 July 2019, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) issued a call for evidence on certain investor protection topics included in the European Commission mandate to ESMA on the reports to be submitted by the Commission under Article 90 of MiFID II.

Article 90 of MiFID II provides that the Commission shall, after consulting ESMA, present a report to the European Parliament and the Council on, inter alia, the impact of the inducements disclosure requirements under MiFID II. In line with the Commission mandate to ESMA, the call for evidence also concerns the impact of the costs and charges disclosure requirements under MiFID II, including collecting information on whether and how the application of the above rules varies across Member States.

Respondents are invited to submit responses to the list of questions by 6 September 2019.