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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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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.

15/07/2021 ESMA70-156-4731 Response form for the Consultation Paper on MAR Guidelines Reference DOCX
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31/05/2021 ESMA70-155-11961 Opinion on AMF AMP , Opinion PDF
1.77 MB
20/05/2021 ESMA70-156-4262 Opinion for the adjustment of the threshold set out in Article 5(2) of SSR , , Opinion PDF
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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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04/01/2021 ESMA70-145-1020 List of national competent authorities that have increased the thresholds for the notification of transactions of persons discharging managerial responsibilities and closely associated persons Reference PDF
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04/01/2021 SSR sanctions Administrative measures and sanctions applicable in Member States to infringements of the Short Selling Regulation (SSR) Reference PDF
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04/01/2021 EU-UKFCA MoU EU-UK FCA MoU on consultation, cooperation and exchange of information , Reference PDF
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04/01/2021 ESMA-UKFCA MoU ESMA-UK FCA MoU on consultation, cooperation and exchange of information , Reference PDF
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29/10/2020 ESMA70-156-3581 Final Report on SME GMs RTS-ITS under MAR , Final Report PDF
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12/10/2020 ESMA22-105-1230 Annex to Opening Statement for ECON Hearing 12 October 2020 , , , , Reference PDF
350.51 KB
24/09/2020 ESMA70-156-2391 Final Report- MAR Review , Final Report PDF
1.94 MB
23/09/2020 ESMA70-155-10272 Final Report on Cum Ex and other multiple withholding tax reclaim schemes , , Final Report PDF
906.57 KB
06/05/2020 ESMA70-156-2803 Response form- SME Growth Markets , , Reference DOCX
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15/04/2020 ESMA70-155-9845 Opinion on CNMV emergency measure under the SSR , , Opinion PDF
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15/04/2020 ESMA70-155-9848 Opinion on FMA emergency measure under the SSR , , Opinion PDF
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