A Call for Input reveals that the FCA is planning for a post-EU future and examining ethics with regard to MAR.

By Rob Moulton

On 9 March 2020, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) issued a Call for Input on the way that wholesale market participants access and use data in the UK. A Call for Input is an opportunity for the FCA to raise whatever questions it likes without having to commit to a view, in order to enable it (at a later stage) to make policy proposals without surprising market participants. This paper largely covers matters already subject to review at the European level, and therefore indicates that the FCA is preparing to make its own policies after the end of the current transitional period.

By David BermanCarl Fernandes  Nicola Higgs, Rob Moulton and Charlotte Collins

In our January publication, we highlighted what we were seeing as the top regulatory focus areas for our clients during the year ahead, focusing on wholesale market structures and conduct risk.

In a series of 10 blog posts, we will take a closer look at the key areas highlighted, mapping developments from the first half of 2019, and looking ahead to the remainder of the year.