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MFA Statement on UK Government’s Proposed Short Selling Regulation Modifications

Washington, DC –  MFA issued the following statement from Head of Global Government Affairs Jillien Flores on the proposed recalibration of short sale disclosure regime:

“The UK Government’s proposed Short Selling Regulation modifications strengthen the competitiveness of UK capital markets and solidifies its standing as a global financial center. Replacing individual manager public disclosure of short positions with aggregated net short position disclosure will unleash the benefits of short selling, including enhancing market liquidity, promoting price discovery, and exposing corporate fraud. We look forward to continuing to work with His Majesty’s Treasury and other stakeholders as they work to implement the proposed framework.”

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