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Short Selling

The role of short selling has been an area of focus following the financial crisis (mostly in Europe). The HFSB has constructively engaged in this discussion, highlighting the beneficial role short selling plays in the price formation in markets.

European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) European Securities and Markets Authority ‘s Consultation on regulating short selling (02/2012)

European Commission Proposal on regulating short selling (09/2010)

Committee of European Securities Regulator (CESR) Committee of European Securities Regulator’s Consultation on

UK Financial Services Authority (FSA) FSA Consultation (DP 09/01) on Short Selling (05/2009)

International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO)