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New Market Abuse powers for the FCA   The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Market Abuse) Regulations 2016 On 29 June 2016, the Government adopted the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Market Abuse) Regulations 2016 (the "regulations").  This left … Continue reading

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Market abuse update – July 2016

The Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) and the Criminal Sanctions (Market Abuse) Directive came into application in Europe on 3 July 2016.  Various outstanding pieces of secondary legislation were published in the Official Journal shortly before then, and further material has … Continue reading

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Extra-territorial scope of MAR: impact on non-EU firms Article 2(4) of MAR applies the "prohibitions and requirements" within MAR to behaviour that occurs both within the EU and in a third county.  In other words, MAR is intended to have … Continue reading

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Suspicious transaction and order reporting Under Article 16 of MAR, market operators and investment firms operating a trading venue1, and any person professionally arranging or executing transactions, should have in place arrangements, procedures and systems for the detection and reporting … Continue reading

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AIFMs, UCITS managers and proprietary trading firms: EU MAR surveillance and STORs requirements apply

With just under 5 weeks to go before the Market Abuse Regulation comes into application across the EU, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) on Monday clarified that the obligations to detect and report market abuse under Article 16(2) … Continue reading

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Market abuse update – April 2016

This will be our last quarterly Market Abuse update before 3 July 2016, the date when both the new Market Abuse Regulation and the Criminal Sanctions (Market Abuse) Directive come into application across Europe. Some significant pieces of the regulatory … Continue reading

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Market Abuse Update: January 2016

In September, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published the final draft of its technical standards for the Market Abuse Regulation (EU MAR), which will replace the current civil regime on 3 July 2016.  EU MAR and the associated … Continue reading

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UK: A record sentence for the SFO?

On 3 August, the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) secured a conviction on eight counts of conspiracy to defraud against a former trader.  He was sentenced to 9.5 years imprisonment in respect of the first four counts, each to run concurrently, and … Continue reading

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Market abuse update – April 2015

2014 was marked by record fines for benchmark manipulation globally, criminal prosecutions for insider trading and market manipulation, and the first publication of warning notices.  The start of 2015 has seen some notable cases in the UK, US and Australia, … Continue reading

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UK: Market Abuse Update 2013

In its first business plan, the FCA promised to continue to treat market abuse as a priority.  Last week, the FCA published details of its first successful enforcement action against a high frequency trader, and today, made four further insider dealing arrests, demonstrating the FCA’s … Continue reading

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