Demystifying MAR in a testing generation

The far-reaching market abuse regulation came into force on July 3

Market manipulation could see individuals handed jail terms of up to four years

Under the radar
With Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) coming into force on July 3, 2016, investment firms and operators of trading venues are heading for yet another regulatory change, this time with a focus on manipulation of algorithms being labelled as market abuse. With many of those under scrutiny concentrating heavily on the impending Mifid II deadline, MAR could have slipped under the radar despite its compliance requirements being even heavier.

The reality is that not many in the industry

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