For firms involved in the financial markets, it is fairly easy to get caught up in illegal market abuse practices without even realising it. The temptation is great for staff members to trade on insider information or exploit the firm’s resources to try to manipulate the market. In many cases, the lines between what is acceptable and not are grey and unclear. 

The European Union launched Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) legislation in 2016 in order to reduce market abuse and protect investors. MAR requires all EU Member States to criminalise insider trading, market manipulation, and the unlawful disclosure of inside information. The United Kingdom adopted EU MAR into UK law when it left the EU in 2020, but since 2021 has developed its own set of amendments separately from the EU. 

Although MAR is an EU regulation, it applies to a wide variety of financial instruments traded anywhere in the world. 

Our new course on fraud & market abuse gives staff members the tools to identify different types of fraudulent market activities, know the regulations surrounding them, and prevent potential abuses on an organisational and personal level. 

Topics covered: 

  • What is market abuse?
  • Famous market abuse cases
  • EU Market Abuse Regulation (MAR)
  • MAR in the UK
  • Three forms of market abuse
  • Insider dealing
  • Disclosure of inside information
  • Market manipulation
  • Forbidden market abuse behaviours
  • Safe harbours
  • Market soundings
  • Insider lists
  • Reporting obligations
  • Penalties for breaches
  • Market fraud
  • Accounting fraud
  • Dishonest sales tactics
  • Ponzi Schemes
  • Identity theft
  • Avoiding identity theft
  • Review questions

Course features:

  • Customisable training with the option to include or remove topics for different audiences
  • Interactive learning built-in throughout the course, with the ability for the administrators to track responses in order to gain insights into users’ grasp of the topics
  • Eye-catching design and an easy-to-use experience
  • Designed for accessibility by users with disabilities
  • Smooth, user-friendly mobile-responsive scroll design

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