Pilot test on expanded Short Position Reporting

20 Dec 2016

The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) will run a pilot test of the Short Position Reporting Service from 11 January to 10 March 2017 to facilitate market participants’ preparations for the expanded short position reporting requirements (Note 1).

With effect from 15 March 2017, reporting will be required for reportable short positions in all Designated Securities eligible for short selling specified by The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (Note 2).

Market participants may receive news updates on the short position reporting regime by subscribing to the SFC’s email alert service (Note 3).



  1. Please refer to Question E5 of the Frequently Asked Questions on Short Position Reporting published in the “Regulatory functions - Market infrastructure and trading – Short position reporting” section of the SFC website for detailed arrangements.
  2. Please refer to the press release issued on 30 September 2016 for details.
  3. Select the “Short position reporting-related matters” on the Subscribe Form.

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