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02/12/2020 ESMA22-103-1194 Keynote address – CMU and current challenges- Verena Ross, International Investors Conference Frankfurt , , , , Speech PDF
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19/11/2020 Market makers - XLS Market makers and authorised primary dealers who are using the exemption under the SSR- XLS Reference XLSX
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19/11/2020 Market makers - pdf Market makers and authorised primary dealers who are using the exemption under the SSR- PDF Reference PDF
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18/11/2020 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.

06/11/2020 Overview recruitments Overview recruitments- Updated November 2020 , Reference PDF
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21/10/2020 ESMA71-99-1421 Retail investors and asset management are the pillars of a successful Capital Markets Union , , Speech PDF
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17/06/2020 ESMA63-46-710 Policy on the reimbursement for external persons , Reference PDF
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17/06/2020 ESMA63-46-716 Policy on the reimbursement of candidates and trainees , Reference PDF
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03/02/2020 ESMA35-43-1410 Contact points of national supervisory authorities for communication in the MiFID II framework on supervisory cooperation, authorisation, acquisitions and passporting Reference PDF
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17/12/2019 ESMA64-80-207 ED decision on the extension of reserve lists ending 31/12/19 Reference PDF
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16/12/2019 C(2013) 8970 final Commission decision on classification in grade and step for TAs Reference PDF
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19/11/2019 ESMA71-319-154 Banking and the MiFID II review , , Speech PDF
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04/11/2019 esma22-105-1073 Annex_to_the_opening_statement_for_econ_hearing_4_november_2019 Speech PDF
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04/06/2019 ESMA35-30-658 ESMA35-30-658 IPISC CWG CALL FOR INTEREST Reference PDF
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30/04/2019 ESMA35-43-1912 CFD Renewal 3- Notice Reference PDF
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04/04/2019 ESMA35-36-1640 MiFID II Supervisory Briefing on Appropriateness Reference PDF
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03/04/2019 ESMA71-319-93 Steven Maijoor Keynote speech- BETTER FINANCE 10th Anniversary 2019 , , , Speech PDF
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27/03/2019 ESMA35-43-1862 BO Renewal Decision 3 Notice Reference PDF
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22/03/2019 esma35-36-1590 Presentation on CPs MIFID-UCITS-AIFMD , , Reference PDF
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18/02/2019 ESMA40-134-2158 Conflict of interests and ethics policy- ESMA staff , Reference PDF
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