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market abuse (distortion)

    26the behaviour described in section 118(8) of the Act which satisfies the condition in section 118(8)(b) and is behaviour (not falling within sections 118(5), (6) or (7)) which:

      1. (a) would be, or would be likely to be, regarded by a regular user of the market as behaviour that would distort, or would be likely to distort, the market in a qualifying investment; and
      1. (b) is likely to be regarded by a regular user of the market as a failure on the part of the person concerned to observe the standard of behaviour reasonably expected of a person in his position in relation to the market.