Securities & Futures Commission of Hong Kong

Short position reporting rules

The Securities and Futures (Short Position Reporting) Rules came into effect on 18 June 20121. Generally, under this set of rules, any person who has a reportable short position is required to notify the SFC.

To view these rules, click here to access the Hong Kong e-Legislation (HKeL) operated by the Department of Justice.

To learn more about how to report short positions under the rules, including the reporting template, the user guide and frequently-asked questions, please visit the relevant page of this site under “Regulatory functions> Market infrastructure & trading.”

To report a short position, submissions must be made through the Short Position Reporting Service of the SFC Online Services Portal.

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

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