MAD / MAR - ESMA Final Technical Standards

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MAD / MAR - ESMA Final Technical Standards

September 2015

ESMA’s MAR Technical Standards will strengthen the existing market abuse framework by extending its scope to new markets, platforms and behaviours. They contain prohibitions for insider dealing and market manipulation, and provisions to prevent and detect these. The Technical Standards focus on:

  • the conditions under which transactions in buy-back programmes and stabilisation measures are not considered market abuse;
  • requirements for market participants conducting market soundings and for competent authorities establishing accepted market practices;
    specific requirements to report suspicious orders and transactions;
  • rules for public disclosure of insider information and the delays of such;
  • specific formats for establishing insider lists and for the notification and disclosure of managers’ transactions; and
  • specific arrangements on how to present investment recommendations or other information recommending or suggesting an investment strategy.
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