Temporary ban on net short positions by Austrian FMA

The Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) would like to draw the industry’s attention to the announcement by the Austrian Financial Market Authority (Austrian FMA) which restricts transactions under Article 20 of Regulation (EU) No 236/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 March 2012.

This applies to shares admitted to trading on the regulated market of the Vienna Stock Exchange (Amtlicher Handel; WBAH) and for which the Austrian FMA is the relevant competent authority.

This measure is effective immediately until the end of the day on 18 April 2020. 

The exact scope of this measure and the exemptions are specified in the statement issued by Austrian FMA.