The start of MAR on July 3rd and passing of the final REMIT data collection deadline of 6th July (backloading) has sharpened the focus on anti abuse measures at many market participants. In addition, an investigation has been extended by the AEEG, the Italian National Regulatory Authority, into a possible breach of REMIT. This article on the ICIS Regulation Portal explains the case. The original investigation (in Italian) can be found here on the AEEG web site.
Additionally, Finra (US regulator) have fined Deutsche Bank $12.5m for the improper dissemination of confidential information over their squawk boxes. The fine is reported here on the Finextra web site.
The REMIT investigation and global trend for increased fines, combined with the obligation to monitor found in MAR, is driving the trend in energy and commodity market participants to improve monitoring. We can expect this trend to continue if more investigations and fines emerge.