Article: Market manipulation persists in London’s financial district

Article - Media, Publications

Market manipulation persists in London’s financial district

LLB EDITOR, 27 April 2020

A total of 822 reports of suspected market manipulation were made to the FCA last year (year end Dec 31 2019) by market participants, suggesting that the problem is far from being eradicated, says RPC, the City-headquartered law firm.

The number of reports of market manipulation saw a slight increase last year, rising from 812 in 2018.

Market manipulation is the attempt to artificially increase or decrease the price of an asset, index or its derivative in order to make a gain. Following the LIBOR scandal that broke in 2012, the laws relating to market manipulation were significantly tightened up. This included criminalising the attempted manipulation of benchmarks (Financial Services Act 2012). Continue reading “Article: Market manipulation persists in London’s financial district”

Article: Chinese coal company’s share placement produces interesting collection of investors

Article - Media

Chinese coal company’s share placement produces interesting collection of investors

Chris Carey

sharesleuth, 13 September 2010

Sharesleuth took a closer look at the registration statement covering the resale of those shares, and found that no fewer than eight people who participated in the placement have been the subject of Securities and Exchange Commission actions or criminal prosecutions.

The list includes at least four people who were directly or indirectly linked to stock-manipulation schemes. Several other investors were previously involved in a small cluster of U.S. companies whose placements were manipulated by a ring of boiler room brokerages in the 1990s.

Read full article.