FMA information notice for investors on preventing market abuse
There was once again a higher number of wash trades by retail investors on the exchange operated by Wiener Börse AG as well as on other markets in 2020. The Austrian Financial Market Authority (FMA) attributes this to the fact that, in many cases, the investors are not sufficiently aware that these opposing trades are prohibited and that they are thus engaging in market manipulation. In order to raise awareness for this issue and protect investors from potential market abuse and thus prosecution, the FMA has prepared the following information notice. For questions in this context, please contact your personal advisor.