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16/08/2022 Market makers - XLS Market makers and authorised primary dealers who are using the exemption under the SSR- XLS Reference XLSX
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16/08/2022 Market makers - pdf Market makers and authorised primary dealers who are using the exemption under the SSR- PDF Reference PDF
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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.

29/07/2022 ESMA22-106-4089 Application form for Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group 2022 Reference DOCX
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29/07/2022 ESMA22-106-3964 Call for Expression of Interest Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group (reserve list) Reference PDF
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20/07/2022 SSR sanctions Administrative measures and sanctions applicable in Member States to infringements of the Short Selling Regulation (SSR) Reference PDF
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19/07/2022 ESMA74-362-893 QAs on SFTR data reporting , , Q&A PDF
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15/07/2022 ESMA80-196-6345 Final Report on the Revision to Guidelines and Recommendations on the Scope of the CRA Regulation , Final Report PDF
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11/07/2022 ESMA22-106-4135 SMSG advice to ESMA on EFRAG Consultation on Sustainability Reporting standards , SMSG Advice PDF
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08/07/2022 ESMA22-106-4078 Summary of Conclusions SMSG- 13 May 2022 Summary of Conclusions PDF
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01/07/2022 ESMA31-67-535 Practical Guide on notifications of major holdings under the Transparency Directive , , Reference PDF
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08/06/2022 ESMA22-106-3869 Summary of Conclusions SMSG- 3 February 2022 Summary of Conclusions PDF
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01/06/2022 ESMA50-164-770 Links to national websites where net short positions in shares are disclosed Reference PDF
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23/05/2022 ESMA32-51-907 Letter on the IFRS Interpretations Committee’s tentative agenda decision on Transfer of Insurance Coverage under a Group of Annuity Contracts (IFRS 17) , Letter PDF
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13/05/2022 ESMA32-339-208 Public statement on Transparency on implementation of IFRS 17 Insurance Contracts Statement PDF
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13/05/2022 ESMA32-63-1277 Public statement on Implications of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on half-yearly financial reports Statement PDF
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04/05/2022 ESMA22-106-4032 SMSG advice to the ESMA Consultation Paper on Guidelines on certain aspects of the MiFID II suitability requirements , SMSG Advice PDF
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27/04/2022 ESMA22-106-4024 SMSG Recommendations in regard of the impact of inflation on investor protection SMSG Advice PDF
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20/04/2022 ESMA80-187-945 Verena Ross' speech at ECMI/CEPS Webinar, 20 April 2022 , , Speech PDF
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Verena Ross' speech at ECMI/CEPS Webinar, 20 April 2022: "ESMA – driving forward high-quality supervision and transparency in a single EU capital market"

04/04/2022 ESMA70-448-10 Final Report- Short Selling Regulation Review Final Report PDF
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