Former Broker Banned by FCA for Encouraging Market Abuse

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On November 14, the FCA published the final notice it has issued to Rahul Shah. The FCA’s statement is that Mr. Shah encouraged another person to engage in behavior which, had Mr. Shah engaged in that same behavior, would amount to market abuse (insider dealing) as per section 118(2) of the Financial Services and Markets Act (FSMA).

Mr. Shah has been prohibited by an FCA order from performing any function in relation to any regulated activities carried on by any authorized or exempt persons or exempt professional firm. In light of his financial position, no financial penalty was imposed on Mr. Shah.

The prohibition on Mr. Shah arises from the fact that he had agreed, while a broker, to be made an insider by a financial advisor acting on behalf of Vyke Communications plc. Final notice.

 

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