The Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) came into effect on 3 July 2016. We outline the key regulatory changes.

In recent years, the increasingly global nature of financial markets has given space to new trading platforms and technologies. As a result, there are new possibilities to manipulate these markets.

To make financial markets safer and more transparent, Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) is designed to improve confidence in the integrity of the European markets, increase investor protection and encourage greater cross-border cooperation. It will apply from 3 July 2016.

Our document outlines:

  • what is changing – the areas of impact
  • how the market abuse rules align with the MiFID II review proposals
  • what firms should consider in adapting them for a new regulatory landscape
  • the key challenges firms face
  • how we can help.