Tuesday 8 December 2020

Canada: CSA consultation on activist short-selling

The Canadian Securities Administrators have published a consultation paper on the topic of activisit short-selling: see here (pdf). Activist short-selling is defined for the purposes of the paper as "instances where an individual or entity takes a short position in a security and then makes a public statement, issues a report, or otherwise publicly shares information or analysis that is likely to have a negative effect on the price of the security". The paper seeks views on a wide range of matters, including perceptions of activity short-selling: consultees are asked, for example, to provide examples of conduct associated with activist short-selling campaigns regarded as problematic, and to identify any perceived weaknesses in regulation and enforcement.

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