29 March 2018
Communiqué

ESMA press release regarding the prohibition of binary options and the restriction of CFDs in order to protect retail investors

The CSSF informs the public that ESMA published a press release on 27 March 2018 in which it provides information on decisions introducing measures prohibiting the marketing, distribution or sale of binary options to retail investors, and measures restricting the marketing, distribution or sale of CFDs to retail investors to protect them. An FAQ on the measures announced by ESMA has also been published.

The press release is available at:

https://www.esma.europa.eu/press-news/esma-news/esma-agrees-prohibit-binary-options-and-restrict-cfds-protectretail-investorshttps://www.esma.europa.eu/press-news/esma-news/esma-agrees-prohibit-binary-options-and-restrictcfds-protect-retail-investors

The FAQ is available at:

https://www.esma.europa.eu/sites/default/files/library/esma71-98-125_faq_esmas_product_intervention_measures.pdf