Short Selling

Hong Kong has enhanced the reporting of short sales. Here you can explore short selling definitions, regulation, and reporting.
Overview

Short selling refers to the sale of securities the seller does not own. Financial crises have prompted various governments to ban and / or enhance the reporting of short sales, the latter being the case in Hong Kong.

Introduction

Types

Regulation

Reporting Regime

Recent Regulatory Reform

Introduction to Short Selling 1401 788 Hauzen

Introduction to Short Selling

This overview of short selling includes its definition, its operation, and how the practice is seen by regulators to be prone to market abuse.

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Different Types of Short Selling 1401 788 Hauzen

Different Types of Short Selling

Variants of short selling are considered including an introduction to ‘naked’ and ‘covered’ short sales. This section also sets out the dangers of short selling in the context of rights issues.

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Short Selling Regulation 1401 788 Hauzen

Short Selling Regulation

This practice note provides the framework and restrictions for conducting short-selling lawfully under Part VII of the Securities and Futures Ordinance (Cap 571).

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Short Position Reporting Regime 1401 788 Hauzen

Short Position Reporting Regime

The requirement to report short positions is examined in this practice note, with consideration of the background to the regime.

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Short Selling – Recent Regulatory Reform 1401 788 Hauzen

Short Selling – Recent Regulatory Reform

Global practices with respect to selling regulations are considered in the context of Hong Kong which has taken a more stringent approach to reporting requirements, compared to UK, Australia & Singapore.

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