- Regulation of banks — Criminal proceedings — Market abuse — Regulated activities — UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
This chapter focuses on the criminal offences of insider dealing under the Criminal Justice Act 1993 (CJA) and misleading statements and impressions under Part 7 of the Financial Services Act 2012 (FSA 2012), along with regulatory requirements relating to market misconduct. It first provides an overview of the relevant provisions of Part V of CJA before discussing the roles of the various regulatory and prosecuting authorities with power to take action in respect of market misconduct and how these bodies interact. In particular, it examines the responsibility of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for prosecuting offences unde CJA and FSA 2012. It also analyses the provisions of Part 7 of FSA 2012 regarding offences in relation to financial services as well as other regulatory provisions relating to undesirable market conduct.