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05/08/2022 ESMA71-102-173 ESMA Q&As- list of questions currently under development Reference XLSX
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04/08/2022 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.

02/08/2022 ESMA70-155-11635 CSD Register Reference PDF
1.15 MB
25/07/2022 ESMA70-708036281-113 Third-country markets considered as equivalent to a regulated market under EMIR Reference PDF
68.9 KB
20/07/2022 SSR sanctions Administrative measures and sanctions applicable in Member States to infringements of the Short Selling Regulation (SSR) Reference PDF
372.65 KB
20/07/2022 ESMA50-164-2193 TRV Article_Key Retail Risk Indicators for the EU single market , Reference PDF
419.1 KB
13/07/2022 ESMA65-8-9949 FIRDS User Guide v5.1 Reference PDF
2.06 MB
11/07/2022 ESMA70-450-1185 Reply_Form_CP_Consultation Paper_Amendment of Article 19 of CSDR RTS on Settlement Discipline Reference DOCX
749.66 KB
11/07/2022 ESMA70-460-117 Response Form- Consultation Paper on guidelines on standard forms, formats and templates to apply for permission to operate a DLT market infrastructure , Reference DOCX
752.81 KB
11/07/2022 ESMA70-446-675 Reply_Form_CP on CO and DTO referencing ESTR Reference DOCX
750.84 KB
08/07/2022 Market makers - XLS Market makers and authorised primary dealers who are using the exemption under the SSR- XLS Reference XLSX
41.05 KB
08/07/2022 Market makers - pdf Market makers and authorised primary dealers who are using the exemption under the SSR- PDF Reference PDF
443.4 KB
04/07/2022 ESMA91-372-2239 4th ESMA CCP Stress Test FAQ , Reference PDF
352.51 KB
04/07/2022 ESMA91-372-2060 4th ESMA CCP Stress Test Report , Report PDF
4 MB
01/07/2022 ESMA70-155-11016 List of designated authorities, payment systems and securities settlement systems Reference XLSX
76.24 KB
09/06/2022 ESMA 50-165-2153 ESMA Trends, Risks and Vulnerabilities report- Risk update Report PDF
340.8 KB
02/06/2022 ESMA70-155-3832 List of trading venues benefiting from a transitional exemption from the access provisions under Article 36(5) of MiFIR Reference PDF
92.55 KB
01/06/2022 ESMA50-164-770 Links to national websites where net short positions in shares are disclosed Reference PDF
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20/05/2022 ESMA65-8-6560 Technical Reporting Instructions- CSDR Article 9- Internalised Settlement Reporting Reference PDF
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20/05/2022 ESMA65-8-7109 Technical Reporting Instructions CSDR Article 7 – Settlement Fails Reporting Reference PDF
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