By virtue of a Circular issued to the Investment Services industry, the MFSA confirmed that all investment services providers will need to submit an online self-assessment to determine whether the activities which they carry out fall within the scope of the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR).
The self-assessment questionnaire must be completed and submitted online by not later than the 16th December 2022
The self-assessment is mandatory for all investment services providers and failure to provide the correct information within the stipulated deadline may be followed up by the MFSA and also taken into consideration when the MFSA carries out its own assessment of whether the company is subject to the Market Abuse Regulation.
The self-assessment questionnaire must be completed and submitted online by not later than the 16th December 2022.
The primary scope of this regulatory initiative is to facilitate the collection of the appropriate data by the MFSA (via the self-assessment tool) in order to assist it in determining whether the activities carried out by each investment services provider fall within the scope of MAR.