EU Short Selling Update

April 16th | 2020

Several EU jurisdictions have extended their temporary prohibitions on short selling and increases in net short positions in the wake of the volatility stemming from COVID-19. The restrictions and any exceptions vary by jurisdiction but are applied across jurisdictions. The UK’s FCA, for example, follows the AMF’s lead on French issues. The following jurisdictions have extended their short selling restrictions to May 18, 2020:

· Austria (Austrian FMA)

· Spain (CNMV)

· Italy (CONSOB)

· France (AMF)

· Belgium (FSMA)

· Greece (HCMC)

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