FSA Loses Insider Trading Case - but more to come...
Posted by John Bates
Today’s insider trading cases acquittals in London are a big blow to the FSA, but their ability to detect and prosecute these market abusers cannot be overlooked. Without the technology to detect the trading anomalies, alleged white collar criminals cannot be prosecuted in the first place.
It’s also clear that the FSA is sending a message to the investment community: shape up or be prepared to pay. The £33.32 million ($48.8 million) fine for JPMorgan is the largest in the FSA’s history.
As the SEC and CFTC in the US looks to adopt market surveillance technology, it will be interesting to see the potential rise in insider trading court cases and the size of fines in the US.
See the article "FSA Loses Insider-Trading Case" here