On 24 May 2023, the European Commission published its Retail Investment Strategy (RIS), a legislative package intended to empower retail investors to take more informed investment decisions that would better correspond to their investment needs and objectives.

The RIS comprises of a Directive as regards the EU retail investor protection rules. This Omnibus

On 26 March 2024, the European Parliament’s Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) published a report on the proposed Regulation amending Regulation (EU) No 1286/2014 as regards the modernisation of the key information document. The report sets out a draft European Parliament legislative resolution which makes amendments to the proposed Regulation.

On 15 March 2024, the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) published an updated version of their consolidated Q&As on the Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products (PRIIPs) Key Information Document.

The document combines responses given by the European Commission to questions regarding interpretation of EU law according to Article 16(5) of the

On 22 January 2024, there was published in the Official Journal of the EU, Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2024/358 of 29 September 2023 supplementing the EU Crowdfunding Regulation with regard to regulatory technical standards (RTS) specifying requirements on credit scoring of crowdfunding projects, pricing of crowdfunding offers, and risk management policies and procedures.

On 14 December 2023, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) issued a Discussion Paper on MiFID II investor protection topics linked to digitalisation.

The Discussion Paper discusses the main trends in digitalisation that are linked to the MiFID II investor protection topics. MiFID II aims at being technology neutral. This means that

On 5 December 2023, the European Supervisory Authorities updated their consolidated questions and answers on the PRIIPs key information document.

These sections of the Q&As have been updated with answers to the following questions:

  • If a product, linked to a single ISIN code, is available in both the single and recurring premium

On 27 November 2023, the Council of the EU issued a press release announcing that it had adopted a Regulation creating the European Single Access Point (ESAP).

The proposal for a regulation establishing the ESAP was part of the Capital Markets Union package which the European Commission presented on 25 November 2021. The

On 24 October 2023, the European Parliament Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) Committee held a debate on the draft report on the Retail Investment package. The draft report was published by rapporteur Stephanie Yon-Courtin (Renew, FR)on 5 October 2023 and contains her proposed amendments to the European Commission’s (Commission)

On 24 October 2023, the European Parliament Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) Committee held a debate on the draft report on the Retail Investment package. The draft report was published by rapporteur Stephanie Yon-Courtin (Renew, FR)on 5 October 2023 and contains her proposed amendments to the European Commission’s (Commission)

On 5 October 2023, European Parliament rapporteur Stéphanie Yon-Courtin (Renew, FR) published her two draft reports concerning the Retail Investment Strategy (RIS) package. The first draft report  contains the rapporteur’s proposed amendments to the European Commission’s proposal, which contained proposed amendments to the following pieces of EU legislation:

  • The Markets in Financial