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13 August 2020

Speech by Mark Steward, Executive Director of Enforcement and Market Oversight, delivered at the ShareSoc Webinar: building market and investor confidence.


  • Capital markets work well when investors have confidence that there are effective rules or standards directed to tackling distortions and unfairness. Our secondary market surveillance capability gives us visibility over trading in the market so that we can more readily identify and probe potential suspicious activity and distortions in the market.
  • In cases of market abuse, investor confidence is encouraged when companies take effective internal remedial steps, such as over their governance and oversight structures. Compensation to affected shareholders will play an important part in addressing the consequences of market abuse.
  • The FCA has introduced many temporary measures to address the difficulties faced by capital markets during coronavirus (Covid-19). We continue to actively monitor these measures to ensure our markets continue to work well and safely bridge between pre-coronavirus and post-coronavirus worlds.

Please read the full speech located in the FCA press release linked below.

Source: https://www.fca.org.uk/news/speeches/capital-market-regulation-and-coronavirus

By David Petty

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