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08/10/2021 ESMA74-362-2159 ESMA as a data driven regulator and supervisor- AFME 5th Annual European Compliance and Legal Virtual Conference , , , , , , , , , Speech PDF
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30/09/2021 ESMA74-362-893 QAs on SFTR data reporting , , Q&A PDF
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30/09/2021 ESMA35-43-2836 response form Response form for the Consultation Paper on Review of the MiFID II framework on best execution reports Reference DOCX
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28/09/2021 ESMA50-167-2758 Call for expressions of interest: Group of Economic Advisers for ESMA’s Committee for Economic and Markets Analysis Reference PDF
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28/09/2021 ESMA50-167-2758 AF Application form- CEMA GEA renewal 2021 Reference DOCX
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24/09/2021 ESMA50-164-772 Links to the national websites explaining the procedures for notifications of net short positions Reference PDF
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24/09/2021 Market makers - XLS Market makers and authorised primary dealers who are using the exemption under the SSR- XLS Reference XLSX
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24/09/2021 ESMA70-156-3914 Response form- Consultation Paper on the review of certain aspects of the SSR Reference DOCX
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20/09/2021 ESMA34-38 Keynote speech Natasha Cazenave- Salone del Risparmio, 17 September 2021 , , Speech PDF
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09/09/2021 ESACD 2021 Programme for the joint ESA Consumer Day 2021 , , Reference PDF
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01/09/2021 ESMA31-67-535 Practical Guide on notifications of major holdings under the Transparency Directive , , Reference PDF
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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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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.

02/08/2021 CFA IPI 27/07/2021 Call for advice to the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) regarding certain aspects relating to retail investor protection Reference PDF
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02/07/2021 ESMA35-36-2319 Annex I Joint ESMA and EBA GL on the assessment of suitability of members of the management body Reference XLSX
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28/05/2021 ESMA35-43-349 Q&As on MiFID II and MiFIR investor protection topics , Q&A PDF
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28/05/2021 esma74-362-2009 Response_form_Response_form_-_Consultation Paper on the Guidelines on Transfer of Data , , Reference DOCX
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29/03/2021 ESMA74-362-1937 response form- Technical Advice on simplification TR fees under SFTR and EMIR , Reference DOCX
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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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02/03/2021 ESMA32-60-709 ESMA's response to EC targeted consultation on ESAP Reference PDF
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