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Short position reporting

Since the Securities and Futures (Short Position Reporting) Rules came into effect on 18 June 20121, in general, any person who has a reportable short position is required to notify the SFC. To report a short position, submissions must be made through the Short Position Reporting Service.

Information about the short position reporting regime:

Reportable Short Position Form PDF
Notes to the Reportable Short Position Form PDF

Please click here to access the Form on the Short Position Reporting Service

Guidance Note on Short Position Reporting PDF
Reference materials Release date Document/link
User guide 21 Aug 2012 PDF
User guide (for 15 March 2017 onwards) 7 Jan 2019 PDF
FAQs 29 May 2023 PDF
Reportable Short Position Template (comma separated value format) 16 Mar 2012 CSV
List of specified shares Stock list

> Aggregated reportable short positions of specified shares


To subscribe to communication relating to short position reporting, please click here.

For enquiries on the Short Position Reporting Service, please contact us.

Note 1: The publication of the aggregated short positions data under Rule 6 commenced on 7 September 2012

Last update: 29 May 2023

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