Saipem: Consob sanctions on two Dutch funds for bare quick promoting | EUROtoday

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Consob has fined two Dutch funds that in the summertime of 2022 carried out “naked” quick gross sales on Saipem securities, i.e. with out borrowing the securities to be offered, making the most of the intense volatility linked to the corporate's capital improve. In element, the Commission sanctioned Optiver for two.5 million and Flow Traders for two.2 million, confiscating belongings equal to the illicit earnings made, i.e. roughly 2.74 and a couple of.26 million respectively. “Naked” quick gross sales are prohibited by nationwide and European laws.

The violation of the warning launched by Consob

Both funds have been market makers, due to this fact they need to have ensured liquidity to the market, they usually disregarded the decision for consideration made by Consob itself in June 2022 exactly in view of Saipem's capital improve. Between 12 and 14 July, whereas the operation was underway, Optiver moved 44.33% of Saipem's capital with out informing both Consob or the market and thus realizing a capital acquire of two.7 million.

Realized capital positive factors

Similar state of affairs additionally for Flow Traders. In July 2022 it moved 7.2% of Saipem's capital. And, even on this case, he didn’t make the mandatory communications, realizing a capital acquire of two.2 million euros. Hence the high-quality of two.2 million plus one other 2.2 euros of confiscation of the illicit revenue.

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