Expert Forum: Market Abuse 2021

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At this Cornerstone Research video conference, economists, attorneys and academics discussed recent enforcement actions and litigation in traditional financial and digital asset markets.

Against the backdrop of COVID-19-induced market turmoil, regulators around the world continue to actively pursue and litigate market manipulation and disruptive trading. For example, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority recently fined trader and portfolio manager Corrado Abbattista for market abuse involving spoofing. In markets for digital currencies, regulators and exchanges have increased their enforcement efforts to screen out ‘fake volume’.

Drawing on decades of collective experience, our panel of academic, industry and private practice experts:

  • Shared insights from recent enforcement actions and litigation in traditional financial and digital asset markets, involving allegations of benchmark manipulation, spoofing and fake volume
  • Addressed the management of related internal and external investigations
  • Discussed how the timely use of data analyses can help counsel to understand and address regulatory agencies’ allegations

Speakers

  • London

Ronnie Barnes

Principal

Christine A. Parlour

Sylvan C. Coleman Chair in Finance and Accounting,
Haas School of Business,
University of California, Berkeley

  • London

Greg Leonard

Senior Vice President

Additional Speakers

Keynote: Mark Steward
Executive Director, Enforcement and Market Oversight, Financial Conduct Authority
Paul F. Blain
Independent Consulting Expert
Susana Cao Miranda
Dispute Resolution Partner, Linklaters
Oliver Pegden
Partner, Clifford Chance