Trade surveillance slow to catch on at energy firms

Even as EU Market Abuse Regulation kicks in, few companies have systems to flag suspect trades


Regulators have taken an increasingly tough stance against market manipulation in recent years and, on July 3, the screws will get even tighter when the Market Abuse Regulation (Mar) comes into force in the European Union, along with an accompanying Directive for Criminal Sanctions on Market Abuse. Against that backdrop, energy firms are revisiting their current monitoring frameworks and taking a closer look at automated surveillance systems – technology that tracks trading activity and flags up