Remote working increases market abuse risks

At the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis, the FCA released a statement, where the regulator has shown its concerns regarding companies’ capacity to fight against market abuse considering the context of new working conditions. Earlier, the FCA’s Executive Director of Enforcement and Market Oversight at the FCA, Mark Steward gave a speech on market integrity and how the regulator has been approaching and investigating market abuse cases.

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FCA Priorities for the Year Ahead

The FCA has stated that a primary focus in 2020 is to mitigate the impact of Covid-19 on the markets and protect consumers. However, firms should not think that means that the regulator will adopt a light approach to current investigations and regulatory enforcement.

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Compliance during COVID-19 - Regulatory Update

In this period of uncertainty and pressure on firms, regulators around the world have been quickly changing their strategies to support firms, so they all can manage the situation at best.

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Criminal Sanctions for Market Abuse in the EU

The European Commission has published a report regarding the implementation of CSMAD - Criminal Sanctions for Market Abuse Directive.

The Directive aims to reinforce the market integrity and set rules for criminal sanctions for insider dealing, unlawful disclosure of inside information and market manipulation. It reflects the enforcement that the European Commission is doing to punish the most serious cases of market abuse and ensuring conformity with its provisions throughout the European Union.

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The FCA's Capabilities to Detect Market Abuse

Mark Steward, Executive Director of Enforcement and Market Oversight at the FCA recently gave a speech on market integrity. In his speech, Mark Steward discussed the importance of firms having a smart market abuse risk assessment to comply with MAR, regulators challenges and capabilities to detect market abuse.

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