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FCA Warns Chats No Coincidence In UBS Insider Trading Trial

Law360, London (April 17, 2019, 4:47 PM BST) -- Prosecutors told a London jury Wednesday that it is “beyond coincidence” that a UBS compliance officer accessed confidential information on potential takeovers the bank was advising on just minutes before contacting a friend who proceeded to trade those stocks shortly after.

Fabiana Abdel-Malek, 36, used her position as a compliance officer at UBS Group AG in London to view the deals the bank was working on through its internal database, lawyers for the Financial Conduct Authority said on the second day of the insider trading trial. On one occasion Abdel-Malek — who no longer works for the bank — pasted the...

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