Implementation of market abuse rules exposes gaps in communications monitoring

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Since the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) came into effect in July 2016, our ongoing conversations with banking organisations indicate that whilst the regulation is aimed at improving market integrity, it has also exposed inefficiencies within some banking monitoring systems.

Ancoa’s surveillance platform helps Dinosaur Merchant Bank to comply with MAR

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Dinosaur Merchant Bank, a UK-based investment management, brokerage and advisory firm, has deployed Ancoa’s surveillance platform to monitor its equity trading activity for instances of market abuse and to meet their obligations under Market Abuse Regulation (MAR).

How do MARket participants justify surveillance spend in an era of cost cutting?

Dave Tollaway, Alerts4 Financial Markets

With MiFID II now confirmed and MAR just around the corner, Dave Tolladay of Alerts4 Financial Markets examines the key questions facing financial institutions having to increase trade surveillance monitoring spend while reducing costs. Between €500 and €700 million – that’s the estimated one-off compliance cost to be imposed on financial firms carrying out a […]

A whistle-stop tour of the regulatory calendar


As financial institutions across the board gear up for 2016, the year ahead poses some notably regulatory challenges. Not least among these is the impending Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) from the European Commission; there will also be further progress on MiFID II. On 3 July this year, an event will take place which will mark […]