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Carillion insider dealing probe by the FCA confirmed

In a letter to MP Frank Field, the chief executive of the FCA, Andrew Bailey, said the City watchdog was "aware of allegations of insider trading in Carillion’s shares prior to its trading update on 10 July 2017 and are looking into them.”
"It beggars belief that a company can be allowed to run with such apparent recklessness," - Frank Field

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is looking into allegations of insider dealing in the shares of Carillion before the construction firm's spectacular collapse.

The investigation relates to dealings before the firm's first profit warning in July of last year.

READ: Carillion shares plunge as it warns on full year revenue and chief executive departs

It is the second investigation of Carillion by the FCA this year; the City watchdog had previously notified Carillion at the start of 2018 that it had commenced an investigation in connection with the timeliness and content of announcements made by Carillion between 7 December 2016 and 10 July 2017. 

Andrew Bailey, the boss of the FCA, wrote in a letter to Labour MP Frank Field last July, “We are aware of allegations of insider trading in Carillion’s shares prior to its trading update on July 10 2017 and are looking into them.”

Field, who was co-chairman of a House of Commons committee enquiry into the implosion of Carillion, has made the revelation public.

READ: Carillion’s 'delusional directors' drove the firm off a cliff, MPs claim

Field is also chair of the Work and Pensions Select Committee, which has been taking a close interest in the Carillion pension scheme.

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