ESMA Guidelines and Recommendations

ESMA publishes updated MAR Q&A

ESMA Guidelines and Recommendations

Date: 19 January 2017

On 20 December 2016, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) issued a Questions and Answers document  regarding the implementation of the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR). The purpose of this Q&A document is to promote common supervisory approaches and practices in the application of the MAR and its implementing measures.

Today’s Q&As include new detailed answers on:

  • the notification of managers’ transactions; and
  • how to handle investment recommendations.

MAR is intended to guarantee the integrity of European financial markets and increase investor confidence. Any unlawful behaviour in the financial markets is prohibited. The concept of market abuse typically consists of insider dealing, unlawful disclosure of inside information, and market manipulation.