On February 18, 2015, the FCA published a report on asset management firms and the risk of market abuse. The report sets out the findings from the FCA's thematic review on how asset management firms manage the risk of insider dealing, improper disclosure, market manipulation and market abuse. The report found that firms have procedures in place to control such risks, but that further work is required to cover all material risks as comprehensive procedures were found to be in place only in a minority of firms. Only a small number of firms were found to have appropriate controls on post-trade surveillance, and further steps to manage such risks, and the risks of receiving inside information during the investment process, are recommended.
The report is available at: