Consultation on the evaluation of certain aspects of the Short-Selling Regulation

Consultation on the evaluation of certain aspects of the Short-Selling Regulation

from 07 July 2017 to 04 September 2017


Responding to this paper

ESMA invites comments on all matters in this paper and in particular on the specific questions summarised in Annex 1. Comments are most helpful if they:

  • respond to the question stated;
  • indicate the specific question to which the comment relates;
  • contain a clear rationale; and
  • describe any alternatives ESMA should consider.

ESMA will consider all comments received by 4 September 2017 COB.

All contributions should be submitted, in Word format, online at under the heading ‘Your input - Consultations’.

Publication of responses

All contributions received will be published following the close of the consultation, unless you request otherwise. Please clearly and prominently indicate in your submission any part you do not wish to be publically disclosed. A standard confidentiality statement in an email message will not be treated as a request for non-disclosure. A confidential response may be requested from us in accordance with ESMA’s rules on access to documents. We may consult you if we receive such a request. Any decision we make not to disclose the response is reviewable by ESMA’s Board of Appeal and the European Ombudsman.

Data protection

Information on data protection can be found at under the heading Legal Notice.

Who should read this paper

This paper may be specifically of interest to investors that take short positions, hedge funds, fund managers, investment firms whose clients hold short positions or engage in CDS activity including nonfinancial actors, securities lending firms, prime brokers, market makers, custodians, national debt management agencies and issuers.

Document available for this Consultation
07/07/2017ESMA70-145-127Consultation paper on the evaluation of the short-selling regulation


Activity Institution Download
Asset Management Alternative Investment Management Association
Asset Management The Investment Association
Banking Finance Denmark
Banking German Banking Industry Committee
Banking Italian Banking Association
Banking AFME and ISDA
Banking Deutsche Bank
Investment Services The Swedish Securities Dealers Association
Investment Services AMAFI
sped46-09-17.docx (264.92 KB)
Investment Services Bundesverband der Wertpapierfirmen e.V.
170904_bwf_com.pdf (164.08 KB)
Issuers Quoted Companies Alliance
Regulated markets London Stock Exchange Group
Others Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Division Bank and Insurance
Others European Investors' Association
Others CFA Institute
Insurance, pension & asset management Eumedion
Regulated markets, exchanges & trading systems Irish Stock Exchange
Regulated markets, exchanges & trading systems Deutsche Börse Group