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20/06/2017 WP12017 ESMA working paper on collateral scarcity premia in Euro area repo markets 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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01/12/2016 RD 2016/04 ESMA Risk Dashboard No. 4 2016 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.

21/12/2020 Market makers - XLS Market makers and authorised primary dealers who are using the exemption under the SSR- XLS Reference XLSX
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21/12/2020 Market makers - pdf Market makers and authorised primary dealers who are using the exemption under the SSR- PDF Reference PDF
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07/03/2017 FI17 Agenda Financial Innovation Day 2017 Reference PDF
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22/03/2019 esma_50-158-1567 Presentation on short-termism Reference PDF
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06/04/2021 ESMA74-362-893 QAs on SFTR data reporting , , Q&A PDF
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06/01/2020 ESMA74-362-388 LEI statement SFTR Reference PDF
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29/03/2021 ESMA74-362-1937 response form- Technical Advice on simplification TR fees under SFTR and EMIR , Reference DOCX
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27/05/2019 ESMA70-151-2371 Response form to consultation on Guidelines for reporting under Articles 4 and 12 SFTR Reference DOCX
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27/05/2019 ESMA70-151-1019 Consolidated SFTR_Validation_Rules Reference XLSX
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29/05/2018 ESMA70-145-408 Question and Answers (Q&A) on the Regulation on short selling and certain aspects of credit default swaps (SSR) Q&A PDF
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10/09/2019 ESMA50-165-884 ESMA Risk Dashboard No. 3 2019 Reference PDF
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10/09/2019 ESMA50-165-875 ESMA report on trends, risks and vulnerabilities no.2 2019- statistical annex Reference PDF
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06/11/2017 ESMA50-165-422 The impact of charges on mutual fund returns- correction , , Reference PDF
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ERRATUM - In the original version of this document published on 19 October 2017 in table V.3 on page 4, the values in the last four rows of column five were accidentally misreported. For this reason, ESMA now provides a corrected version, including the corrected values and a footnote pointing to the initial mistake.

ESMA carried out a first analysis on fund performance measures, developing initial metrics to analyse the impact of ongoing fees, one-off charges and inflation on the returns of mutual funds. Key preliminary results for the EU fund industry show: Substantial reduction in net returns available to investors, especially in the retail sector and weakly cost- or price-sensitive investment decisions by retail investors

On average ongoing fees and one-off charges and inflation-reduced returns available to investors by 29% of gross returns between 2013 and 2015. These reductions apply to all market segments, while varying across jurisdictions, asset classes and client types. Relative return reductions range from 11% for passive equity fund shares to 44% for retail fund shares in bond mutual funds. Relative and absolute return reductions for actively managed and retail fund shares tend to exceed those of passively managed and institutional fund shares. Despite the impact of fees and charges on the net outcome to investors, these do not seem to be reflected in investor choices.

19/10/2017 ESMA50-165-421 EU derivatives markets ─ a first-time overview , , , Reference PDF
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20/03/2017 ESMA50-165-287 ESMA Risk Dashboard No. 1, 2017 Reference PDF
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11/11/2020 ESMA50-165-1371 ESMA Risk Dashboard No. 2 2020 Reference PDF
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