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Article 11 Designation to identify a short sale

  1. (1)

    Transaction reports shall identify transactions which, at the time of their execution, are short sale transactions, or are in part a short sale transaction, in accordance with field 62 of Table 2 of Annex I.

  2. (2)

    An investment firm shall determine on a best effort basis the short sales transactions in which its client is the seller, including when an investment firm aggregates orders from several clients. The investment firm shall identify those short sale transactions in its transaction report in accordance with field 62 of Table 2 of Annex I.

  3. (3)

    Where an investment firm executes a short sale transaction on its own behalf, it shall indicate in the transaction report whether the short sale transaction was undertaken in a market making or primary dealer capacity under an exemption provided by Article 17 of Regulation (EU) No 236/2012.