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    07/13/2018
    The European Securities and Markets Authority has published a consultation paper setting out draft guidelines for national regulators on risk factors under the Prospectus Regulation. ESMA has prepared the draft guidelines following a mandate from the European Commission to assist national regulators in their review of the specificity and materiality of risk factors within prospectuses and of the presentation of risk factors across categories depending on their nature.

    The draft guidelines cover: (i) specificity; (ii) materiality; (iii) corroboration of the materiality and specificity; (iv) presentation of risk factors across categories; (v) focused/concise risk factors; and (vi) risk factors in the summary.

    Comments on the draft guidelines are invited by October 5, 2018.

    View the consultation paper.

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