The European Commission’s Delegated Regulation supplementing the Market Abuse Regulation (Regulation 596/2014) (MAR) as regards an exemption for certain third countries’ public bodies and central banks, the indicators of market manipulation, the disclosure thresholds, the competent authority for notifications of delays, the permission for trading during closed periods and types of notifiable managers’ transactions, was published in the Official Journal of the EU on 5 April 2016.

The Delegated Regulation specifies:

  • The public bodies and central banks of third countries benefitting from the exemption under Article 6(1) of MAR.
  • The indicators of market manipulation set out in Annex I of MAR.
  • The minimum thresholds for the exemption of certain participants in the emission allowance market from the requirement to publicly disclose inside information.
  • The competent authority that should be notified concerning delays in the public disclosure of inside information.
  • The circumstances under which trading in a closed period may be permitted by an issuer.
  • The types of transactions that would trigger the notification requirement under Article 19 of MAR.

The Delegated Regulation enters into force on April 24, 2016 and will apply from July 3, 2016.