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A differenza delle edizioni precedenti, il documento risulta profondamente innovato, essendo la prima volta che le società emittenti sono chiamate a confrontarsi con il nuovo Codice di corporate governance del gennaio 2020.
The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) has published a report on investment funds.
This report provides new information on the global investment fund industry and potential systemic risks. In addition, for the first time it includes an analysis of the open-ended and closed-end fund sectors.
Published in the Official journal of European Union of 11 Jenuary 2022 the Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) of 27 September 2021 amending Regulation (EU) No 236/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the adjustment of the relevant threshold for the notification of significant net short positions in shares.
The recent developments in financial markets observed by the Commission, such as the instability caused by the global outbreak of COVID-19, which has led to a more frequent recourse to emergency measures on short selling by regulators and ESMA, as well as the growing risk of retail investors being involved in short squeezes, have stressed the importance to gather additional intelligence in significant net short positions in shares on permanent basis, which is critical for market surveillance purposes.
In that regard, ESMA’s opinion assessed that the lower relevant notification threshold significantly improved transparency and monitoring of significant net short positions in shares at individual, sectorial and market-wide level, resulting in an increase in regulatory efficiency. ESMA also considered that marginal costs for implementation by market participants should be negligible, considering that they have been applying such threshold for several months. Furthermore, the Commission considers that uncertainty with respect to the regulatory reporting obligation should be avoided and rules and obligations in this respect should be stable.
On that basis, and taking into account recommendations set out in ESMA’s opinion, with which the Commission agrees, it is appropriate to amend the current relevant notification threshold and set it permanently at 0,1 %.