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REC 2.10 Financial crime and market abuse

REC 2.10.1UK

Schedule to the Recognition Requirements Regulations, Paragraph 4(2)(f)

2Without prejudice to the generality of sub-paragraph [4(1)], the [UK RIE] must ensure that-

appropriate measures (including the monitoring of transactions effected on the [UK RIE]) are adopted to reduce the extent to which the [UK RIE's ]facilities can be used for a purpose connected withmarket abuse orfinancial crime, and to facilitate their detection and monitor their incidence;

REC 2.10.2UK

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REC 2.10.3G

In determining whether a UK recognised body's measures are appropriate to reduce the extent to which its facilities can be used for a purpose connected with market abuse or financial crime, to facilitate their detection and to monitor their incidence, the FCA3 may have regard to:

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  1. (1)

    whether the rules of the UK recognised body enable it to disclose any information to the FCA,3 or other appropriate bodies involved in the detection, prevention or pursuit of market abuse or financial crime in the United Kingdom or overseas; and

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  2. (2)

    whether the arrangements, resources, systems, and procedures of the UK recognised body enable it to:

    1. (a)

      monitor the use made of its facilities so as to obtain information regarding possible patterns of normal, abnormal or improper use of those facilities;

    2. (b)

      detect possible instances of market abuse and financial crime, for example, by detecting suspicious patterns in the use of its facilities;

    3. (c)

      communicate information about market abuse and financial crime promptly and accurately to appropriate organisations; and

    4. (d)

      cooperate with all relevant bodies in the prevention, investigation and pursuit of market abuse and financial crime.

REC 2.10.4G

The law on market abuse and financial crime, including Part VI of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 and the Money Laundering Regulations, applies to UK recognised bodies. This recognition requirement (and this guidance) does not restrict, diminish or alter the obligations contained in that legislation.