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UK FSA issues new consultation paper outlining potential short selling rule changes

Monday, September 03, 2012

Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The UK Financial Services Authority (FSA) has released a new consultation paper that details new rules for short selling. The regulator has also opened a comment period on the paper and proposed changes ahead of the implementation of the EU Short Selling Regulation (SSR) which will come into force on November 1, 2012.

According to the FSA, the SSR introduces requirements for reporting significant net short positions in shares and sovereign debt. It is directly applicable in the UK – however, there are some areas where Member States have discretion about how to exercise their powers, or it requires matters to be dealt with in accordance with national law. Those interested in participating in the public comment period can do so through a form on the FSA Website.

As Opalesque reported earlier this week, the SFC in Hong Kong is also making new rule changes that will impact electronic trading activities including short selling. Taken together, the moves signal a growing international response on the part of securities and markets regulators to monitor short selling activities and those who conduct them. Additional regulation also coming......................

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