New guidance for issuers and market participants on capital raising events and alternative working arrangements, and additional time allowed for filing half-yearly financial reports.
On 27 May 2020, the FCA published its Primary Market Bulletin 28, which provides an update for issuers on temporary relief for the timing of the publication of half-yearly financial reports, going concern assessments, and shareholder engagement.
Additionally, the FCA has published its Market Watch 63 newsletter on market conduct and transaction reporting issues, setting out its expectations for issuers and market participants in relation to identifying, handling, and disclosing inside information in the context of increased capital raising events, alternative working arrangements, and the additional challenges created by the pandemic. The FCA has also provided guidance on short selling activities, managing conflicts, and market conduct in relation to credit default swaps. Continue Reading