In the September 2020 new Capital Markets Union Action Plan, the European Commission announced its intention to publish a strategy for retail investments in Europe in the first half of 2022.
As part of its evidence gathering, the Commission launched in May 2021 an extensive three-month public consultation on a wide array of aspects related to retail investor protection.
On 27 July 2021 the Commission sent to ESMA a request for advice asking ESMA to assist the Commission in the development of its strategy for retail investments and to make appropriate adjustments to the legislative framework.
ESMA was asked to deliver the report to the Commission services by 30 April 2022.
Call for evidence ESMA35-43-2827 of 1st October 2021 (contributions should be submitted by 2 January 2022)