Article: National Audit Office Launches Latest UK Probe Into Greensill

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National Audit Office Launches Latest UK Probe Into Greensill

Najiyya Budaly, 16 April 2021

Britain’s public spending regulator said on Friday that it will investigate why the government accredited collapsed finance company Greensill Capital to provide cash to struggling businesses through the national COVID-19 support scheme.

The National Audit Office, an independent parliamentary body, said it will launch a probe into the role of Greensill in offering the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme to large businesses on behalf of the government. It is the latest probe into government links to the supply-chain finance firm, which is in administration. Continue reading “Article: National Audit Office Launches Latest UK Probe Into Greensill”

Article: FCA Fines Ex-Stifel Nicolaus Trader For Misleading Market

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FCA Fines Ex-Stifel Nicolaus Trader For Misleading Market

Najiyya Budaly, 04 March 2021

The Financial Conduct Authority said Thursday it has fined a former Stifel Nicolaus trader and banned him from regulated activities for executing 129 so-called wash trades that misled the market about demand for his client’s shares.

The City watchdog said it has fined Adrian Geoffrey Horn £52,500 ($73,302) for market abuse and banned him indefinitely from performing any function related to a regulated activity. Horn was a former market making trader at Stifel Nicolaus Europe Ltd., which meant that he both bought and sold securities. Continue reading “Article: FCA Fines Ex-Stifel Nicolaus Trader For Misleading Market”

Article: EU Watchdog Told To Crack Down After Wirecard Scandal

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EU Watchdog Told To Crack Down After Wirecard Scandal

Najiyya Budaly, 01 March 2021

The European Union’s markets watchdog must improve its supervision of national regulators, a technical advice group said on Monday after it found that Germany’s largest post-war accounting fraud had laid bare deficiencies in the authority’s oversight of market abuse and auditing rules.

The Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group, which provides advice on policy development to the European Securities and Markets Authority, recommended that ESMA should improve protection for investors and ensure integrity in markets after an accounting scandal at Wirecard AG revealed gaps in its supervision. Continue reading “Article: EU Watchdog Told To Crack Down After Wirecard Scandal”