September 29, 2017

ESMA updated its questions and answers (Q&A) document on the implementation of the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR; EU Regulation No 596/2014). The recent update includes a new detailed answer on issuer obligations in the case of delayed inside information, which then loses its price sensitivity feature during the delay period.

The Q&A document is intended to promote common supervisory approaches and practices in the application of MAR and its implementing measures. MAR is intended to guarantee the integrity of European financial markets and increase investor confidence. Any unlawful behavior in the financial markets is prohibited. The concept of market abuse typically consists of insider dealing, unlawful disclosure of inside information, and market manipulation.

 

Related Link: Q&A on MAR (PDF)

Keywords: Europe, EU, Securities, MAR, Q&A, Issuer Obligations, ESMA

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