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Comment: UK financial regulator's insider-trading appeal win doesn't change the big picture

By Martin Coyle
  • 18 Dec 2020 11:34
  • 18 Dec 2020 11:34
The failure of a former UBS compliance officer and her friend to overturn their insider-trading convictions is a modest comfort to the UK's financial regulator over its efforts to stamp out market manipulation.
London appeal court judges on Wednesday quashed an appeal by Fabiana Abdel-Malek and her day-trader friend Walid Choucair,

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Martin Coyle

Senior Correspondent

Martin Coyle is a senior correspondent, based in MLex's London office, reporting daily on bribery and corruption issues in the UK and Europe. Previously he was a senior editor at Thomson Reuters where he covered anti-money laundering, financial crime and regulatory enforcement issues. Prior to that he was editor of The Accountant, the world's oldest accounting publication, and International Accounting Bulletin, a bi-monthly business journal owned by Lafferty.

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