Research Handbook on Insider Trading
Show Less

Research Handbook on Insider Trading

Edited by Stephen M. Bainbridge

In most capital markets, insider trading is the most common violation of securities law. It is also the most well known, inspiring countless movie plots and attracting scholars with a broad range of backgrounds and interests, from pure legal doctrine to empirical analysis to complex economic theory. This volume brings together original cutting-edge research in these and other areas written by leading experts in insider trading law and economics.
Buy Book in Print
Show Summary Details
You do not have access to this content

Chapter 21: UK insider dealing and market abuse law: strengthening regulatory law to combat market misconduct

Kern Alexander


Insider dealing and market manipulation legislation and regulation have been considered necessary to promote the efficient pricing of securities and to enhance the integrity of the capital markets. Insider dealing is not a victimless crime; it is both a manifestation of inefficient markets and a considerable corporate governance problem. Market manipulation involves deliberate acts or statements intended to create false or misleading impressions about a particular issuer(s) of securities or to engage in behaviour that would distort the functioning of the market that could lead to unusual and sharp price swings in securities and related volatility which can undermine investor confidence and financial stability. Both insider dealing and market manipulation have been recognized as criminal offences in all European Economic Area (EEA) countries and in most other jurisdictions with developed financial markets. Moreover, the European Union Directive on Insider Dealing and Market Manipulation requires EU member states to create a civil offence for insider dealing and market manipulation known as the ‘Market Abuse’ offence.

You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.

Elgaronline requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals. Please login through your library system or with your personal username and password on the homepage.

Non-subscribers can freely search the site, view abstracts/ extracts and download selected front matter and introductory chapters for personal use.

Your library may not have purchased all subject areas. If you are authenticated and think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

Further information

or login to access all content.