Ian Hannam market abuse finding upheld

On 27 February 2012, the Financial Services Authority (FSA) imposed a financial penalty of £450,000 on Ian Hannam, the then global co-head of UK capital markets at JP Morgan, in relation to two instances of market abuse (improper disclosure).

In 2013, Mr Hannam appealed this decision to the Upper Tribunal, an independent forum presided over by a High Court judge.

The Upper Tribunal was required to consider a number of important points, each with clear practical repercussions…

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