Market Conduct Regulation
Financial regulation can usefully be bifurcated into prudential and business conduct dimensions. The former concentrates on standards, guidelines and recommendations of best practice on capital adequacy, liquidity and solvency risk and procedures for the orderly winding down of regulated financial institutions. Market conduct regulation, on the other hand, refers to the operation of the market. Regulators are increasingly moving towards expansive definitions of what consitutes market integrity. This series explores the consequences of this move. It evaluates market conduct regulatory performance across three main areas - structure (or mandate), internal processes and managerial discretion - and five dimensions Compliance, Ethics, Deterrernce, Accountability and Risk (CEDAR).