On 8 February 2021, the Central Bank of Ireland published its first Securities Markets Risk Outlook Report (the “Report”). The Report details key conduct risks to securities markets and sets out actions which Regulated Financial Service Providers, investors and market participants should take to identify, mitigate and manage those risks. The Report builds on the Dear CEO Letter issued to impacted firms on 21 January 2020 (“Dear CEO Letter”) on wholesale market conduct risk. For a full review of the Dear CEO Letter, please see Matheson’s Insight here. The Report also outlines the Central Bank of Ireland’s supervisory priorities for securities markets in 2021.
For an overview of, and commentary on, the Report, please click here.