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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.

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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18/07/2022 ESMA81-459-65 Working Group on Euro Risk-Free Rates- 17 June Meeting Minutes Reference PDF
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08/07/2022 ESMA81-393-513 Response form- RTS on recognition under the Benchmarks Regulation Reference DOCX
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08/07/2022 Market makers - XLS Market makers and authorised primary dealers who are using the exemption under the SSR- XLS Reference XLSX
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08/07/2022 Market makers - pdf Market makers and authorised primary dealers who are using the exemption under the SSR- PDF Reference PDF
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09/06/2022 Overview recruitments Overview recruitments , Reference 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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08/04/2022 ESMA81-459-57 Working group on euro risk-free rates- 2 March 2022 minutes Reference PDF
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31/03/2022 ESMA81-459-52 Call for expression of interest issued towards administrators developing €STR-based forward-looking term structure as a fallback in EURIBOR-linked contracts Reference PDF
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02/03/2022 ESMA81-459-50 Working Group on Euro Risk-Free Rates – Work Programme for 2022/23 Reference PDF
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10/02/2022 ESMA 80-195-1352 Text mining ESG disclosures in rating agency press releases , , Reference PDF
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28/01/2022 ESMA 80-416-252 Response Form- CP Revision to Guidelines and Recommendations on the Scope of the CRA Regulation Reference DOCX
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26/01/2022 ESMA81-459-44 Minutes of the euro risk-free rates WG Meeting 03/12/2021 Reference PDF
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29/10/2021 ESMA81-459-11 Minutes of the euro risk-free rates WG meeting 29/09/2021 Reference PDF
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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 ESMA70-156-3914 Response form- Consultation Paper on the review of certain aspects of the SSR Reference DOCX
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18/08/2021 ESMA81-391-72 Minutes of the euro risk-free rates WG Meeting 01/07/2021 Reference PDF
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26/07/2021 ESMA81-391-73 Recommendations from the Working Group on Euro Risk-Free Rates on the switch to risk free rates in the interdealer market Reference PDF
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12/07/2021 ESMA81-391-70 Call for expression of interest Working Group on Euro Risk-Free Rates Reference PDF
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