Market abuse and conflicts of interest, key areas of FSA focus in private equity

Market abuse

Originally published in the issue

Over recent months there has been increasing interest and pressure on the Private Equity industry from a number of parties. Fortunately, the FSA has not chosen to add to the pressure and continues to be supportive of the role that Private Equity plays while mindful of its own regulatory obligations. The signs are good that, in spite of the present climate, the FSA will endeavour to maintain this balanced position.