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19/10/2012 2012/680 Links to national websites for the purpose of the notification of net short positions Reference PDF
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10/12/2012 ESMA SSR Review mandate Formal request to ESMA for technical advice on the evalutation of the short selling regulation Reference PDF
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05/07/2013 2013/ITMG/14 Terms of Reference IT Management and Governance Group Reference PDF
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12/09/2015 SSR sanctions Administrative measures and sanctions applicable in Member States to infringements of the Short Selling Regulation (SSR) Reference PDF
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01/02/2016 2016/200 MiFID registers- information about web service , Reference PDF
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This document sets out the web service for the following registers:

Shares admitted to trading on regulation markets

Exempted shares

Systematic internalisers

Regulated Markets

Multilateral trading facilities

Central counterparties

04/04/2016 2016/226 ToR ITMG Reference PDF
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03/06/2016 2016/723 RF Reply form for the Consultation Paper on ESMA technical advice on Benchmarks Regulation , Reference DOCX
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29/09/2016 2016/1406 reply form Reply form to the Consultation paper on Benchmarks Reference DOCX
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30/09/2016 2016/1414 Methodological Framework- Model Written Arrangements for Benchmark Colleges Reference PDF
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Article 46 of the Regulation (EU) No 2016/1011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2016 on indices used as benchmarks in financial instruments and financial contracts or to measure the performance of investment funds (Regulation) provides that the competent authority of an administrator of a critical benchmark that is referred to in points (a) and (c) of Article 20(1) of the Regulation shall establish a college.

ESMA will be a member of every college and according to Article 46(7) of the Regulation may give advice concerning the written arrangements. To promote the convergent operation of benchmark colleges, ESMA has developed model written arrangements that may be used by administrators of critical benchmarks according to Article 46(6) of the Regulation.

29/09/2017 ESMA70-145-253 Response form for the Consultation Paper on Guidelines for non-significant benchmarks Reference DOCX
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16/10/2017 ESMA65-8-5046 FIRDS- Instructions on access and download of full and delta reference data files , , , Reference PDF
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29/11/2017 ECB/ESMA/FSMA Risk Free Rate Working Group Application Form Reference DOCX
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18/12/2017 ESMA65-8-5306 Benchmarks attributes Reference PDF
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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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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.

24/01/2019 ESMA50-164-770 Links to national websites where net short positions in shares are disclosed Reference PDF
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20/10/2019 ES IC1 ESMA-ASIC MoU on BMR Reference PDF
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05/12/2019 Market makers - pdf Market makers and authorised primary dealers who are using the exemption under the SSR- PDF Reference PDF
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05/12/2019 Market makers - XLS Market makers and authorised primary dealers who are using the exemption under the SSR- XLS Reference XLSX
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11/12/2019 ESMA70-154-1504 Briefing BMR Recognition application Reference PDF
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