The MAR Blog
3 September, 2020
The Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) has been designed to prevent and detect market abuse, market manipulation and insider dealing. It replaces the previous Market Abuse Directive (MAD) to ensure higher market integrity across the European Union.
28 August, 2020
The Market Abuse Regulation clearly defines and regulates all facets of insider dealing (or insider trading) to protect financial markets from corruption. Standardising the identification, treatment, and regulation of insider dealing, MAR aims to prevent all individuals and organizations from market manipulation via inside information.
14 August, 2020
Any party seen to be manipulating and misleading the market with false information and dishonest transactional behaviour will be subject to harsh financial and market abuse regulation sanctions.
This article will run you through the current market abuse penalties under MAR, with five key market abuse cases to highlight the importance of complying with the regulation’s provisions.
10 July, 2020
In July 2016, the EU Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) came into force, detailing specific requirements to eliminate unlawful disclosure of inside information, enhance market integrity and investor protection, and limit market manipulation.
One of the key provisions under MAR concerns the drawing up and updating of insider lists—dynamic lists of persons who have access to inside information. Insider lists must be maintained by all issuers or persons acting on their behalf within the EU. In this article, we’ll take a close look at insider lists and answer the most common questions related to them. Read full article
29 June, 2020
The Market Abuse Regulation, introduced in 2016, aims to protect investors by increasing transparency in the financial markets and quelling market abuse. In an effort to standardise market abuse regulations across the EU, this new European regulation puts resolute measures in place to extend the scope of pre-existing regulations. It also aims to cope with the accelerating complexity of technology in the financial markets and the growing remit of financial crime worldwide.
21 June, 2020
In our first article on the seven behaviours that qualify as market abuse, we looked at the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) overall and we dived into the first four behaviours to avoid: insider dealing, improper disclosure, misuse of information and manipulating transactions.
In this second part, we look at the three remaining behaviours: manipulating devices, dissemination, and distortion and misleading behaviour. We then look into the sanctions for failing to comply with MAR, as well some example case studies. In the end, we also answer some of the most frequently asked questions about MAR.
9 June, 2020
Even with a solid understanding of the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR), it may still be difficult to understand what is considered market abuse. That’s why we decided to create this two-part guide that covers the seven behaviours that qualify as market abuse. This is an important aspect of the regulation because being accused of one of the behaviours can lead to fines which can amount to millions of euros. Furthermore, market abuse sanctions can extend to imprisonment and cessation of business.
This article (Part 1) examines MAR behaviours overall, before looking at the first four in more detail. In Part 2, we look at the remaining three behaviours, uncover the consequences of non-compliance, as well as examine some case studies to help put it all in context.
29 October, 2019
SME issuers are still required to provide regulators with complete insiders list upon request, which means that they still need to be continuously kept. So the current alleviation in MAR doesn’t have any practical effect and until further alleviations are introduced in 2020, SME issuers should continue to keep their insider lists as before.
9 November, 2018
Under the market abuse regulation (MAR), a lot more information has to be collected about each insider. But why? What’s the purpose behind these very detailed requirements, that often cause frustration with both issuers and insiders?
In this post we will look at the requirement to collect phone numbers, more specifically both private and professional mobile and land line numbers.
17 January, 2018
InsiderLog AB got a new majority shareholder today when Euronext acquired 80% of the shares in the Serendipity owned company.