Fishy insider trading in Salman
|Area||Corporate Finance and Securities|
Article originally published in the Canadian Lawyer Magazine, February 2017
Excerpt from "Fishy insider trading in Salman":
Since the 1983 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Dirks v. SEC, insider trading in the U.S. has turned on the “personal benefit” test: Insider trading occurs where an insider discloses information to someone who trades and the insider “receives a direct or indirect personal benefit from the disclosure.” This fits most people’s intuitive understanding of insider trading — cheating the system by earning personal profit or advantage by trading (or informing others who trade) on the basis of information not disclosed to the market. The Gordon Gekko model.