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The Handbook sets out the obligations market participants may have in relation to what is known as ‘The City Code’ (the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers). Whilst the overall responsibility for corporate takeovers and mergers belongs to the Takeover Pane, the FCA works closely with it to ensure that standards of conduct are met by market participants.

On completion of this course, you will gain an understanding of:

  • The code of market conduct
  • terminology including: ‘inside information’; ‘insider’; ‘regular user’
  • qualifying investments
  • the prescribed markets in the UK
  • the price stabilising rules
  • the city code
  • enforcement
  • penalties.

Key information

  • learn at your own pace
  • help meet your annual CPD requirements
  • develop your own learning needs.

BPP is a leading provider of online technical CPD for accounting professionals. 

Disclaimer: This course is available for ACCA members, you may need your ACCA membership number to complete your booking. This course and outline is provided by a third-party course provider. All course bookings are subject to the terms and conditions set by the course provider. Please see individual supplier pages for full terms and conditions. ACCA takes no liability for bookings made with third-party suppliers.


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Date: Ongoing
Duration: 1 hour
CPD Units: 1