Investors seeking information on whether a financial service provider is authorised within in the European Union (EU) will now be able to do so on the European Securities and Markets Authorities (ESMA)’s new companies’ portal.

The portal provides investors with a one-stop-shop register, including for:

  • MiFID Investment firms including Systematic Internalisers
  • MiFID Trading venues
  • MiFID data reporting service providers
  • UCITS management companies
  • AIFMD fund managers including funds managed/marketed in the Union

The portal provides reference to sanctions applied by the competent authorities in the Member States under several European legislations.

The portal offers machine-to-machine services.