CP 299 Short selling: Naked short selling relief, position reporting amendments and sunsetting class orders
Released 14 May 2018. Comments close 20 June 2018.
This consultation paper seeks feedback from short sellers on our proposals to:
- grant legislative relief from the naked short selling prohibition to market makers of certain exchange traded products (ETPs);
- grant legislative relief from the naked short selling prohibition in the context of corporate actions and initial public offering (IPO) sell-downs;
- change the relevant time short positions are calculated; and
- remake a number of class orders on short selling which are due to expire (sunset) under the Legislation Act 2003 (Legislation Act).
We propose to consolidate the relief into a single instrument.