Compliance Challenges for Insider List and MNPI Management under MAR

The European Market Abuse Regulations (MAR) have been with us for a few years now. Their purpose was to make companies more transparent and fight the problem of insider trading. But despite being introduced in 2016, the evidence suggests that most UK businesses are not yet compliant with the law and firms are struggling to handle material nonpublic information (MNPI).

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Insider Trading Continues to Pose Risk

Benjamin Taylor and Darina Windsor, two London investment bankers, were charged by the U.S. government in September with selling information about pending mergers and acquisitions as part of a “large-scale, international insider-trading ring.In a recent Bloomberg article, prosecutors say the pair generated tens of millions of dollars in illicit profits as a result of their activities.  

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