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24/11/2021 ESMA22-106-3734 SMSG advice to ESMA on its Consultation Paper on the review of certain aspects of the Short Selling Regulation , SMSG Advice PDF
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19/11/2021 ESMA70-145-114 Q&A on the Benchmarks Regulation (BMR) , Q&A PDF
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19/11/2021 ESMA70-1861941480-52 Q&A on EMIR implementation , Q&A PDF
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18/11/2021 ESMA70-156-4953 Final Report on draft RTS on the clearing and derivative trading obligations in view of the benchmark transition to risk free rates , Final Report PDF
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16/11/2021 ESMA81-459-31 Letter from the Chairman of the EUR Risk Free Rates Working Group to the European Commission with regards to the designation of statutory replacement rates for GBP & JPY LIBOR Letter PDF
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08/11/2021 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.

29/10/2021 ESMA81-459-11 Minutes of the euro risk-free rates WG meeting 29/09/2021 Reference PDF
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14/10/2021 ESMA24-436-15 Annex to the Opening Statement ECON Hearing 14 October 2021 , , , , , , , , , Speech PDF
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14/10/2021 ESMA24-436-13 Opening Statement ECON Hearing 14 October 2021 , , , , , , , , , Speech PDF
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08/10/2021 ESMA74-362-2159 ESMA as a data driven regulator and supervisor- AFME 5th Annual European Compliance and Legal Virtual Conference , , , , , , , , , Speech PDF
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30/09/2021 ESMA74-362-893 QAs on SFTR data reporting , , Q&A PDF
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28/09/2021 ESMA70-156-4871 Keynote speech Natasha Cazenave- FIA IDX conference, 27 September 2021 , , , , Speech 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 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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24/09/2021 ESMA70-156-3914 Consultation Paper on the review of certain aspects of the Short Selling Regulation Consultation Paper PDF
1.19 MB
24/09/2021 ESMA81-393-239 Final Report on Guidelines on methodology, oversight function and record keeping under the Benchmarks Regulation Final Report PDF
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23/09/2021 ESMA71-99-1734 Press Release- ESMA fines UnaVista trade repository €238500 for EMIR data failures , , Press Release PDF
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23/09/2021 ESMA41-356-233 Decision- UnaVista Limited Decision PDF
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23/09/2021 ESMA41-356-234 Public Notice- UnaVista Limited Reference PDF
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