Industry unsure of SEC’s new short-selling transparency rule

Requirement aims to provide sufficient transparency while protecting traders from a GameStop-style backlash

At some point in the next two years, market participants that engage in securities lending will need to begin reporting their transactions to the US Securities and Exchange Commission along with a wealth of additional information designed to create greater transparency around stock loans and short selling.

But they won’t need to report everything the SEC originally proposed.

Under the rule, 10C-1a, which the SEC finalised last month, a lender or intermediary will need to report three types of core

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