FCA consults on UK implementation of the Market Abuse Regulation

This alert sets out a high-level overview of the EU Market Abuse Regulation and the changes proposed in the related FCA Consultation Paper

Finance Update

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On 5 November 2015, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published a consultation paper CP15/35: Policy proposals and Handbook changes related to the implementation of the Market Abuse Regulation (2014/596/EU) (Consultation Paper).

It sets out proposed changes to FCA rules governing the UK civil market abuse regime, in order to align the UK regime with the provisions of the EU Market Abuse Regulation (2014/596/EU) (MAR), which takes effect, for the most part, on 3 July 2016.

Our Financial Services Regulatory team has produced the update below which summarises the most important issues.