ESMA released a series of documents relating to MAR towards the end of last week:
- STOR peer review report (here) – The report reveals that the number of STORs submitted has increased significantly since the start of MAR and since. However, most of the increase relates to equity-based STORs. Page 39 reveals that “there are almost no STORs received about commodities.”. This accompanying press release from ESMA urges an increased focus by regulators on occasions where STORs are not submitted despite suspicious activity being observed.
- Report on NCAs’ issuance of sanctions and administrative measures under MAR (here) – Focuses on sanctions issued under MAR in breach of the inside information and market manipulation rules, with an “other” section.
- List of Accepted Market Practices under MAR (here)
- Responses to consultation relating to MAR review (here) – Responses to the MAR consultation as described here.