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30/11/2022 ESMA50-164-6905 Opening statement at the ECON hearing on FTX , Statement PDF
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29/11/2022 ESMA50-164-6327 TRV article- Parsing prospectuses: A text-mining approach , Report PDF
702.77 KB
25/11/2022 ESMA32-382-1157 Compliance table on disclosure requirements under the Prospectus Regulation Compliance table PDF
144.34 KB
25/11/2022 ESMA31-62-1409 Compliance table GLs on Risk factors Compliance table PDF
180.41 KB
25/11/2022 ESMA70-156-4448 Q&As- Central Securities Depositories Regulation , Q&A PDF
627.89 KB
21/11/2022 ESMA70-156-6093 Annual Report 2022 Waivers and Deferrals Annual Report PDF
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18/11/2022 ESMA71-102-173 ESMA Q&As- list of questions currently under development Reference XLSX
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18/11/2022 ESMA70-156-173 MiFID II list of supplementary deferral regimes Reference XLSX
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04/11/2022 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.

31/10/2022 ESMA50-164-772 Links to the national websites explaining the procedures for notifications of net short positions Reference PDF
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28/10/2022 ESMA32-63-1320 ESMA statement on European Common Enforcement priorities for 2022 annual reports , Statement PDF
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26/10/2022 ESMA22-106-4247 SMSG advice in respect of the ESMA Consultation Paper on the Review of the Guidelines on MiFID II product governance requirements , , SMSG Advice PDF
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24/10/2022 ESMA24-436-1150 Annex to the Opening Statement- 2022 ECON Annual Hearing, 24 October 2022 , , , , , , , Reference PDF
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24/10/2022 ESMA24-436-1425 Verena Ross Opening Statement- 2022 ECON Annual Hearing, 24 October 2022 , , , , , , , Statement PDF
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21/10/2022 Market makers - XLS Market makers and authorised primary dealers who are using the exemption under the SSR- XLS Reference XLSX
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21/10/2022 Market makers - pdf Market makers and authorised primary dealers who are using the exemption under the SSR- PDF Reference PDF
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18/10/2022 ESMA71-99-2040 ACER and ESMA enhance cooperation to strengthen oversight of energy and energy derivative markets , , , , , Reference PDF
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14/10/2022 ESMA71-319-231 Natasha Cazenave speech at AFME Conference: ESMA’s New Strategic Orientation, 13 October 2022 , , , , Speech PDF
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14/10/2022 ESMA70-145-1090 FIRDS CFI validations- October 2022 Reference XLSX
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The updates are applicable to financial instruments with specific CFI codes. The changes are flagged in the file and it is possible to compare it with previous versions. The new validation rules will become applicable starting from 06 February 2023 to ensure that reporting entities will adapt to the new changes. The CFI validation document will be kept up to date on ongoing basis.

More information on MiFID II data reporting is available under a specific website section

12/10/2022 ESMA31-62-1258 Q&As on the Prospectus Regulation Q&A PDF
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