According to the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”), complying with the Market Abuse Regulation (“MAR”) is more than adhering to a set of prescriptive requirements. Julia Hoggett, Director of Market Oversight at the FCA has described it as a “state of mind”. This may be true but there are also rules which must be obeyed. The FCA is clearly increasingly focusing on market abuse controls and firms who fall foul of them face severe penalties.
At EU level, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has issued a Consultation Paper on a number of key areas including extending the scope of MAR to spot FX contracts, as well as examining the current definition of “inside information” and the relationship between MAR and market soundings. Their Report is expected in Spring 2020.
Whatever the outcome at an EU level, and whatever the UK’s future relationship with the EU may be, one thing is clear: the FCA will leave no stone unturned in investigating any potential market misconduct or manipulation.
At this important Summit, Julia Hoggett, Director of Market Oversight at the FCA will deliver the keynote address, highlighting their current and future priorities including the control of inside information following the Abdel-Malek case. Other key issues to be addressed include:
- Differences in approach across European regulators and cross-border regulatory co-operation
- Should the perimeter of MAR be extended to the foreign exchange and commodities markets?
- Aligning market abuse surveillance and controls with AML/financial crime surveillance and controls
- The relationship between MAR and legitimate market sounding
- Suspicious activity and transaction reporting from the buy-side and sell-side
- Issuers’ obligations on inside information controls
- Market conduct risk of cryptoassets
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Profit & Loss London takes place on Wednesday, April 29th. Join us for a day of discussions covering industry trends and the latest in technological developments in the FX industry. This event is free to attend for buy side investors, asset managers, hedge funds and corporate treasurers.
UK-based Delegate (Both Days) £995.00
UK-based Delegate (Day One only) £595.00
UK-based Delegate (Day Two only)£595.00
nternationally-based Delegate (Both Days) £495.00
Celebrating its 10th year, City Week is the premier gathering of the international financial services community. It brings together industry leaders and policy makers from around the globe to consider together the future of global financial markets and London, in particular. It consists of two days of cutting-edge conferences, workshops, social events and networking opportunities, with other satellite events being held later during the week.
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Join us September 21-23 at the 18th Annual Profit & Loss Chicago conference, taking place at the Westin Chicago River North for three days of networking, analysis and opinions about current and future developments in the FX and digital assets space.