On June 6, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) updated its question and answer document (Q&A) relating to investor protection under the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) and the Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (MiFIR).

The updated Q&A contains new questions and answers relating to the following topics:

  • information on costs and charges;
  • post-sale reporting (specifically on fulfilling the obligation to report on a portfolio depreciating by the 10% threshold); and
  • ‘appropriateness’ in relation to complex financial instruments.

The Q&A is available here.