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21/09/2020 Market makers - XLS Market makers and authorised primary dealers who are using the exemption under the SSR- XLS Reference XLSX
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21/09/2020 Market makers - pdf Market makers and authorised primary dealers who are using the exemption under the SSR- PDF Reference PDF
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17/07/2020 ESMA22-106-2738 Own Initiative SMSG Report II on Covid-19 related Issues Report PDF
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17/07/2020 ESMA22-105-2740 SMSG- End of Term Report 2020 Report PDF
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14/02/2020 ESMA22-106-2062 Procedure- ESMA Stakeholder Group Renewal Procedure 2020 Reference PDF
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14/02/2020 SMSG 2020 SMSG application form 2020 Reference DOCX
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14/02/2020 ESMA22-106-2097 Call for expression of interest to the ESMA Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group (SMSG) Reference PDF
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05/04/2019 ESMA22-106-1736 SMSG Application Form 2019 , Reference DOCX
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05/04/2019 ESMA22-106-1733 Call for expression of interest- consumers, employee reps, SMEs April 2019 , Reference PDF
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01/04/2019 ESMA22-106-1731 SMSG Credit Ratings Disclosures advice Report PDF
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01/04/2019 esma22-106-1710 smsg_advice_on_stor_peer_review Report PDF
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26/03/2019 ESMA22-106-1683 SMSG advice on integrating sustainability risks and factors in MIFID, the UCITS Directive and AIFMD Report PDF
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25/03/2019 ESMA22-106-1684 SMSG advice on draft RTS amending the PRIIPs Delegated Regulation Report PDF
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24/01/2019 ESMA50-164-770 Links to national websites where net short positions in shares are disclosed Reference PDF
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03/01/2019 ESMA22-16-1603 SMSG End of Term Report 2018 Report PDF
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31/10/2018 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.

23/08/2018 ESMA50-164-772 Links to the national websites explaining the procedures for notifications of net short positions Reference PDF
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05/07/2018 ESMA22-106-1050 Call for expression of interest regarding positions in the ESMA Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group Reference PDF
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05/07/2018 ESMA22-106-1052 ESMA Stakeholder Group Renewal Procedure 2018 Reference PDF
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01/06/2018 ESMA35-43-1135 Notice of ESMA's Product Intervention Decisions on CFDs and binary options , Reference PDF
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