iStock_000040333296_SmallA report by the European Securities and Markets Authority has found market risks for the European securities markets have increased, and ESMA’s risk indicator for market risk is now at its highest level, “very high”. The report, “Trends, Risks and Vulnerabilities Report No 2 for 2015” on EU securities markets, covers market developments from January to June 2015. The press release notes that this increase is due to high volatilities and fluctuating performances across asset classes – all of which translates into elevated risks for investors, market infrastructures and the financial system at large. ESMA has also published its “Risk Dashboard No 3 for 2015”.

ESMA will update its report semi-annually and its Risk Dashboard quarterly.