Insider Trading in the Lead-Up to the Banking Crisis

The stability of the global banking system is a top-of-mind concern for everyone right now. And as the world worries about bank liquidity and the safety of their deposits, a handful of executives have been using access to insider information to turn staggering profits by selling off company stock.

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Europe & UK Leading Crypto Regulation

Europe has been at the forefront regarding crypto asset regulation with its recently approved Markets in Crypto Assets (MiCA) legislation, which goes into effect in phases starting in 2024. It represents the most significant attempt by global governments to regulate the growing market for digital assets.  

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Adopted SEC Rule 10b5-1 Amendments Increase MNPI Scrutiny

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission adopted proposed amendments to Rule 10b5-1 to enhance disclosure requirements and investor protections against insider trading. According to the SEC release, "the final rules aim to strengthen investor protections concerning insider trading and to help shareholders understand when and how insiders are trading in securities for which they may at times have material nonpublic information."

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On-Demand Webinars on the Most Essential Compliance Topics

It’s been an eventful year in Financial Services risk and compliance across the globe. From record enforcement levels to market disruptions to evolving regulations around emerging risks like digital assets and crypto, developments have been coming at compliance professionals at a fast and furious pace.

To keep up with the latest regulatory developments and understand the practical impact on compliance, check out MCO's library of 2022 on-demand webinars for expert guidance viewed at your convenience.

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SEC Enforcement Focuses on MNPI, Insider Trading and Crypto

Temperatures are hot across the Unites States right now – and so is U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement activity. The end of July has seen the SEC file multiple insider trading actions against a former chief information security officer, an investment banker, a former FBI trainee, a former U.S. Congressman and a former crypto employee.

The actions reinforced the agency’s focus on insider trading and MNPI, and also raised some questions about the definition of a security and the scope of the agency’s oversight of the crypto space.

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