Short position reporting rules

The Securities and Futures (Short Position Reporting) Rules came into effect on 18 June 20121. Generally, under this set of rules, any person who has a reportable short position is required to notify the SFC.

To view these rules, click here to access the Hong Kong e-Legislation (HKeL) operated by the Department of Justice.

To learn more about how to report short positions under the rules, including the reporting template, the user guide and frequently-asked questions, please visit the relevant page of this site under “Regulatory functions> Markets

To report a short position, submissions must be made through the Short Position Reporting Service of the SFC Online Services Portal.


Note 1: The publication of the aggregated short positions data under Rule 6 commenced on 7 September 2012.

Last update: 7 May 2019