French regulator finds market manipulation using Emir data

Europe's derivatives reporting regime needs work, but the AMF has already used the data to identify market manipulation, which is now being investigated

Philippe Guillot, Autorité des Marchés Financiers

The French markets regulator is using new derivatives trade reports to probe a case of market manipulation, according to one of its senior officials – despite data quality problems that have plagued the regime, part of the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (Emir), since its introduction in February.

"Surprisingly enough, we have still managed to get some use out of that data," said Philippe Guillot, executive director within the markets directorate at the Autorité des Marchés Financiers

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