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November 2019 saw the roll out of IMTrack V2.

We ran client focus groups to hear what our clients wanted to see in their systems, and listened to what they were telling us.  IMTrack V2 is the result!

Since the introduction of MAR in 2016, the way clients manage insider l...

On the 14 November, we joined a Roundtable discussion with Linklaters and a number of listed companies, many of whom are Howells IMTrack clients.

ESMA launched a consultation on how the market abuse rules are working in practice. This process is likely to result in reco...

On 3 October 2019, ESMA published a consultation paper (ESMA70-156-1459) on the Market Abuse Regulation (596/2014).

ESMA has been requested to provide technical advice to the European Commission regarding the provisions of MAR and their application in the...

Insider trading has been in the news recently. The conviction and sentencing of a former UBS compliance officer and the family friend and experienced day trader of financial securities to whom she passed information has been widely reported.

Whilst most commentators have concentrated on how the insider list rules contained in the Market Abuse Regulations have been taken up by large quoted companies, the fact is that small and mid-cap companies make up the vast majority of quoted companies in the UK (about...

6 May 2019

On Friday 3rd May Harrogate’s MP, Andrew Jones, visited local business Howells Associates at their offices on Freemans Way in Harrogate Business Park.

“It was great to visit Howells Associates and meet their team. The company is a fine example of how our local entrepren...

On 16 April 2019, the FCA published its 23rd Primary Market Bulletin.  The bulletin summarises the feedback received by the FCA on the issue of identifying and handling inside information during the preparation of periodic financial reports.

The Background

The Market Abu...

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla Inc, has been in hot water with the U.S. authorities recently after tweeting about a potential takeover bid for the company, and then telling his followers that Tesla would produce 500,000 cars this year (which turned out not to be quite rig...

Criminal sanctions and other administrative measures

ESMA has issued a brief report providing information on criminal sanctions and other administrative measures actioned under MAR. This covers all aspects of MAR, not just those relating to insider lists.

MAR 33 requires...

FCA Market Watch Newsletter offers clarity on issues raised since implementation of MAR

On 17 December 2018, the FCA published a Market Watch newsletter which outlines their findings since the implementation of MAR and offers clarity on certain issues that have been rai...

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