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04/01/2021 SSR sanctions Administrative measures and sanctions applicable in Member States to infringements of the Short Selling Regulation (SSR) Reference PDF
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04/08/2021 Net short thresholds Net short position notification thresholds for sovereign issuers Reference XLSX
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According to Article 7(2) of the Short Selling Regulation, ESMA has to publish a list of the thresholds applicable to the sovereign issuers for the purpose of the notification to competent authorities of significant net short position in sovereign debt.

The way these notification thresholds are defined is further specified in the Commission Delegated Regulation No 918/2012 (the “DR”). The DR specifies that initial threshold categories shall be:
1.0.1% applicable where the total amount of outstanding issued sovereign debt is between 0 and 500 billion euros;
2.0.5% applicable where the total amount of outstanding issued sovereign debt is above 500 billion euros or where there is a liquid futures market for the particular sovereign debt.

The additional incremental levels shall be set at 50% of the initial thresholds. The reporting thresholds shall be monetary amounts fixed by applying the percentage thresholds to the outstanding sovereign debt of the sovereign issuer. They will be revised and updated quarterly to reflect changes in the total amount of outstanding sovereign debt of each sovereign issuer.

In addition, the DR states that the amount of outstanding debt should be calculated using a duration adjusted approach. ESMA has published a Q&A document on how to proceed for the duration adjustment.

The table of thresholds contains the name of the sovereign issuer, the amount of outstanding debt duration adjusted, the initial threshold amount and the relevant percentage, the incremental threshold amount and the relevant percentage.

Please note that the figures of the amount of outstanding debt are duration adjusted (not nominal amounts) and are approximations provided by competent authorities.

11/08/2021 Market makers - XLS Market makers and authorised primary dealers who are using the exemption under the SSR- XLS Reference XLSX
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11/08/2021 Market makers - pdf Market makers and authorised primary dealers who are using the exemption under the SSR- PDF Reference PDF
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25/08/2014 JC/2014/43 lt Vertybinių popierių (ESMA) ir bankų (EBI) sektorių skundų nagrinėjimo gairės , Reference PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) and the European Banking Authority (EBA) published today their Joint Committee final Report on guidelines for handling consumer complaints in the securities and banking sectors. The document aims to increase market confidence and for the benefit of consumers and firms alike it will ensure a harmonised approach to handling complaints for all 28 EU Member States and across all financial services sectors.The final report published today is part of the efforts of the European Supervisory Authorities to bring further supervisory convergence across the securities and banking sectors. It was developed on the basis of the existing complaints-handling guidelines established by EIOPA (the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority) for the insurance sector. The report was launched for a public consultation last year and this final version takes into consideration the feedback received.ESMA and the EBA consider that these guidelines will ensure a consistent approach to complaints-handling across the EU. Consumers can purchase financial services and products in the investment, banking and insurance sectors across the entire EU Single Market and these guidelines will allow them to refer to a single set of complaints-handling arrangements. EU consumers will therefore be able to rely on the same approach irrespective of what type of product they have purchased and where they have purchased it.In addition to strengthening consumer protection -a key statutory objective for ESMA and for the EBA-, the guidelines will also allow firms, some of which sell products from more than one sector across the EU, to streamline and standardise their own complaints-handling arrangements. National regulators too will be able to supervise the same harmonised requirements across all sectors of financial services in their own jurisdictions.The guidelines will be translated into the official languages of the European Union (EU) and they will become applicable two months after the date of publication of their translations.

06/12/2017 ESMA71-99-669 ESMA MIFID and MAR Data Systems , , , Reference PDF
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02/10/2017 ESMA71-99-608 Annex (Template for the Assessment of Collective Suitability) , Reference XLSX
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03/11/2020 ESMA71-99-1423 QA Fast Track Peer Review- Wirecard , , Q&A PDF
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15/07/2021 ESMA70-156-4731 Response form for the Consultation Paper on MAR Guidelines Reference DOCX
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06/05/2020 ESMA70-156-2803 Response form- SME Growth Markets , , Reference DOCX
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04/10/2019 ESMA70-156-1394 Reply form for the Consultation Paper on MAR review report Reference DOCX
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29/05/2018 ESMA70-145-408 Question and Answers (Q&A) on the Regulation on short selling and certain aspects of credit default swaps (SSR) Q&A PDF
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06/08/2021 ESMA70-145-111 Q&A on the Market Abuse Regulation , Q&A PDF
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The purpose of this document is to promote common supervisory approaches and practices in the application of MAR and its implementing measures. It does this by providing responses to questions posed by the general public and competent authorities in relation to the practical application of the MAR framework

The content of this document is aimed at competent authorities to ensure that in their supervisory activities and their actions are converging along the lines of the responses adopted by ESMA and at helping issuers, investors and other market participants by providing clarity on the content of the market abuse rules, rather than creating an extra layer of requirements.

04/01/2021 ESMA70-145-1020 List of national competent authorities that have increased the thresholds for the notification of transactions of persons discharging managerial responsibilities and closely associated persons Reference PDF
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15/01/2021 ESMA50-164-772 Links to the national websites explaining the procedures for notifications of net short positions Reference PDF
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29/03/2021 ESMA50-164-770 Links to national websites where net short positions in shares are disclosed Reference PDF
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02/07/2021 ESMA42-646012687-331 ESMA Guidelines , Reference XLSX
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02/07/2021 ESMA42-110-812 Notifications of Compliance with Guidelines – Overview Table Reference XLSX
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13/09/2021 ESMA41-140-79 Technical standards , Reference XLSX
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02/03/2021 ESMA32-60-709 ESMA's response to EC targeted consultation on ESAP Reference PDF
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