CNMV’s Circular Draft on Advertising of Investment Products and Services

The Spanish regulator CNMV (National Securities Market Commission) revealed today it has submitted a proposal of Circular to public consultation that will develop the Order EHA 1717/2010, of June 11, of regulation and control of advertising for services and investment products, FortuneZ has learned.

The CNMV’s Circular will contain rules on the procedures and controls institutions should adhere to. It also advises on the content and format of advertising messages, taking into account the criteria that the regulator applied in its supervisory actions, according to the CNMV.

Additionally, it will refer to EHA Order 1717/2010 regarding the actions of the CNMV aimed at the cessation or rectification of certain advertising activities.

The CNMV stated that the Circular will apply to all entities supervised by the regulator, carrying out advertising activities on investment products and services, and firms entitled to provide services in Spain.

It will also apply to other entities, not subject to the supervision of the CNMV, carrying out their own initiatives or entrust third parties with advertising activities aimed at investors residing in Spain.

Application of simplified systems

The structure and approach of the Circular has taken into account the recent Bank Circular of Spain 4/2020 on advertising of banking products and services, according to the CNMV.

“However, in consideration of the size and type of activity of some entities, in particular investment services companies, it is possible that the investment body administration decides to apply simplified systems regarding procedures and internal controls and registration obligations,” the regulator stated.

More information on this subject to come out shortly, market sources say.

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