Central Bank's Securities Markets Risk Outlook Report and Key Areas of Focus for Funds and their Service Providers

On 8 February 2022, the Central Bank published its Securities Markets Risk Outlook Report for 2022. This report outlines the Central Bank's supervisory priorities for securities markets in 2022 and also highlights conduct risks that the Central Bank has identified as key for securities markets. The report sets out these risks under the following eight headings: (i) misconduct risk; (ii) sustainable finance; (iii) governance; (iv) conflicts of interest; (v) financial innovation; (vi) data; (vii) cyber security; and (viii) market dynamics together with the Central Bank's expectations relating to the identification, mitigation and management of such risks by regulated financial service providers and market participants.

Our advisory focuses on the sections of the report of most relevance to funds and their service providers.

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