Ban of net short positions : Frequently asked questions
In order to support investors in the implementation of its decision taken on March 17 concerning the ban on equity net short positions, the AMF has put together in a document the answers to practical questions that may arise.
The AMF announced on 17 March to ban the creation or increase of net short positions when the position involves a share admitted to trading on a trading venue in France and the share falls under the jurisdiction of the AMF within the meaning of the regulation. This ban applies to any person established or resident in France or abroad.
The ban is applicable from 18 March 2020 at 00:00 hours until 16 April 2020 at midnight.
In order to facilitate the implementation of these measures, the AMF publishes the following FAQ.
Head of publications: The Executive Director of AMF Communication Directorate. Contact: Communication Directorate – Autorité des marches financiers 17 place de la Bourse – 75082 Paris cedex 02