Market Abuse Regulation Training Course

Endorsed CPD Market Abuse Regulation

The laws and regulations prohibiting market abuse apply to all employees, not only those engaged in front-office, client dealing or trading roles.

That is why it is important that all staff know and understand the procedures to prevent market abuse.

Our Market Abuse Regulation Course will help your employees understand how to comply with laws that protect investors and safeguard financial market integrity.

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Market Abuse Regulation Training Course

About this Course

Available as part of our Compliance Essentials Library.

Learning Objectives

This course will prepare your employees to:

  • Recognise the types of behaviour classed as market abuse
  • Take appropriate action to avoid dealing on the basis of inside information and prevent its unlawful disclosure
  • Act with integrity and honesty to avoid market manipulation
  • Observe the market rules in relation to insider lists, disclosure of managers' deals, research disclosures and safe harbours
  • Know when and how to report suspicious transactions and blow the whistle

Latest Course Updates

  • Course redesigned with a more modern feel
  • Full review conducted by a UK MAR expert
  • Text & image updates throughout the course
  • 10 updated news stories to illustrate key UK MAR issues
  • 9 updated activities & scenarios
  • Assessment completely recreated with 47 questions

Course Outline


What is Market Abuse?

- Types of market abuse
- Is this a serious crime?
- You make the call: Is this market abuse

UK Market Abuse Regulation

- Scope of MAR
- You make the call: Scope

Insider Dealing Offence

Unlawful Disclosure of Inside Information Offence

Market Manipulation Offence

Impact beyond the key offences

- Enforcement

Market Abuse Scenarios

Scenario: Frank's Sell Order

- Frank has a change of heart
- Is the broker liable?

Scenario: Aliyah Cancels an Order

Scenario: Terry's Market-making

- Using client order information
- Chinese walls

Scenario: Jeffrey's Takeover Bid

- Contract for difference
- Changing the bid based on inside information
- Third-party solicitation

Scenario: Jason's Profitable Tips

- Acting on a news alert

Scenario: Gilbert's Tips

- Acting on an acquisition tip

Scenario: Seema's Short Position

- Agreement to squeeze

Scenario: Pia's Price Positioning

- Off-market transaction

Scenario: Natalie's Tax Driven Trades

- Pricing to avoid taxes

Scenario: Bjorn's Printing Dilemma

Scenario: Viktor's commodity trades

- Impression of scarcity
- Buying to cover a short




Course Specifications



Approximately 45-minute long e-learning course followed by a 10-question assessment.



Suitable for all staff - examples and interactivities designed for staff at all levels. No previous knowledge or experience required.



SHARD-compliant, responsive display on all devices, accessibility on screen readers, visual design controlled via your client style sheet.

Fast track

FastTrack Option

Ability to offer optional test-out, whereby users can choose to skip the course content and complete the learning assignment simply by passing the assessment.



All Windows, Mac OSX, iOS, Android (Flash-free for mobile compatibility). AICC and SCORM 1.2-compliant, suitable for both hosted and deployed SCORM or AICC.



Fully customisable on Skillcast Portal CMS.



Pre-translated versions not available, but all text content can be exported for translation into all languages.



Based on UK legislation, but suitable for global audiences upon the removal of UK-specific references and translation as necessary.

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