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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.

17/11/2020 ESMA42-646012687-331 ESMA Guidelines , Reference XLSX
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13/11/2020 ESMA34-32-699 Guidelines compliance table- Guidelines on model MoU concerning consultation, cooperation and the exchange of information related to the supervision of AIFMD entities (ESMA/2013/998) , Compliance table PDF
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12/11/2020 ESMA70-155-4809 List of trading venues and CCPs benefiting from a transitional exemption from the access provisions under Article 54(2) of MiFIR Reference PDF
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06/11/2020 ESMA32-65-293 Application form for CFSC CWG , Reference DOCX
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06/11/2020 ESMA70-156-3882 Response Form CP Guidelines on market data Reference DOCX
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23/10/2020 ESMA31-62-1193 List of prospectus thresholds , , Reference PDF
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16/10/2020 ESMA42-110-812 Notifications of Compliance with Guidelines – Overview Table Reference XLSX
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09/10/2020 JC GL 2017 17 appendix 1 Compliance table- Joint Guidelines on the prudential assessment of acquisitions and increases of qualifying holdings in the financial sector Reference PDF
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05/10/2020 ESMA41-140-79 Technical standards , Reference XLSX
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29/09/2020 ESMA74-362-887 Response form- CP MiFID II MiFIR review transaction reporting reference data Reference DOCX
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28/09/2020 ESMA70-156-3844 Response form- CP on the functioning of OTFs , Reference DOCX
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04/08/2020 ESMA70-154-1934 Application form- SMSC CWG Renewal 2020 Reference DOCX
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04/08/2020 ESMA70-154-1934 Call for expressions of interest- SMSC CWG Renewal 2020 Reference PDF
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08/07/2020 ESMA33-5-852 Response Form for the Call for Evidence on Access and Use of Credit Ratings_Questionnaire C Reference DOCX
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08/07/2020 ESMA33-5-850 Response Form for the Call for Evidence on Access and Use of Credit Ratings_Questionnaire B Reference DOCX
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08/07/2020 ESMA33-5-851 Response Form for the Call for Evidence on Access and Use of Credit Ratings_Questionnaire A Reference DOCX
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07/07/2020 ESMA70-155-3832 List of trading venues benefiting from a transitional exemption from the access provisions under Article 36(5) of MiFIR Reference PDF
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