On September 13, 2018 the Committee released a statement on Short Selling’s Positive Impact on Markets and the Consequences of Short-Sale Restrictions. This statement was released in response to recent policy proposals and discussions on the role of short selling in our capital markets focus on mandatory public disclosure requirements for short sale transactions.

The Committee finds that short selling plays an important role in efficient capital markets, conferring positive benefits by facilitating secondary market trading of securities through improved price discovery and liquidity, while also positively impacting corporate governance and, ultimately, the real economy. The Committee finds that proposed disclosure requirements for short selling activity would likely chill short selling in public markets and have a negative impact on the benefits of short selling.

You can find a link to the full statement here.